Homemade Granola Recipe

Homemade Granola


  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 to 1 cup nuts and seeds of your choice (this granola was made with cashews and pecans and some pepitas)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 to 1 cup maple syrup
  • ½ tablespoon of walnut oil or other neutral oil
  • ½ cup raisins (you can use pretty much any type of dried fruit)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries

How to make Homemade Granola

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a large sheet pan with tinfoil or parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts and seeds, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, oil and maple syrup.

  2. Place mixture on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stirring and flipping the granola around a bit. Turn the heat down to 275F and bake longer, until the granola browns evenly. If things are looking to crispy or smelling a little burned, turn down the heat of the oven a bit more. I really like my granola crunchy, so after a while I turn the oven to about 250 or so and just keep an eye on it.

  3. Remove pan from oven and add raisins or cranberries. Let it cool to room temperature and then transfer to a sealed container and store in refrigerator. This will keep for a while, but you’ll probably eat it all. I suggest using it to top yogurt or ice cream or just eating it plain with some (vanilla) soy milk or regular milk and berries.

  • worldpeas
    worldpeas says

    looks delicious. i'm adding flax :)

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    I like granola! :D

  • sideshowjo
    sideshowjo says

    Granola! Yours looks so gooood. I eat bought ones with cold milo from a carton to up the sin and yum factor. Will give this a try.

  • rockchick
    rockchick says

    Thanks all! Adding flax would be a good idea. I should sprinkle some on when I eat it tomorrow. The granola is so much cheaper than store bought too!

  • um3bdl3zeez
    um3bdl3zeez says

    mmmmmm...yumy... what about adash of chocolate chips(bitter,,!!)

  • MattyP
    MattyP says

    looks tasty . . . try adding goji berries :) http://www.mixmygranola.com

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