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Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola is one of the easiest things to make at home! Throw all your fixings in a bowl, add the sweetener of choice with some butter, and bake it low and slow. It makes the best topping for yogurt, a healthy snack and is delicious eaten like cereal!
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy granola recipe, homemade granola
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 14 (about ½ cup)
Author: Heather


  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups mixed nuts of choice, my favorite is almonds, walnuts and pistachios
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 250°F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, nuts, seeds and coconut.
  • In a small pot, combine the butter, honey, and cinnamon over low heat. Heat until butter is melted completely.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the oat mixture and thoroughly mix it together.
  • Spread out granola as evenly as possible on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake granola for 1 hour and 15 minutes, mixing it and turning it half way through baking.
  • Let cool completely on baking sheet before storing. Granola will crisp up more as it cools.


Store in air tight container, jar or zip top bag and keep in pantry.
I use raw nuts and seeds. 


Serving: 0.5cup about | Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 209IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg
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