How to Make Granola

We love to make our own snacks at home because they’re so much more cost-effective than buying pre-made treats at the store. Plus, it’s usually a fun family project and by making everything at home, I know exactly what’s in my food. No preservatives or high fructose corn syrup here! Plus, I love the fact that I can add in exactly what I feel like, from dried blueberries to pistachios or coconut (just be sure to add any fruit after everything else has cooked in the oven and cooled).

Homemade Granola Recipe
3/4 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey
5 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup craisins
3/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
Optional: slivered almonds, pistachios, coconut, wheat germ, etc.

homemade granola ingredients

Mix brown sugar, oil and honey in a saucepan. Heat until sugar is dissolved.

How to Make Homemade Granola

Combine dry ingredients, except craisins and/or coconut (fruit gets added after everything else is cooked and cooled), in a large bowl.

homemade granola recipe

Pour hot sugar mixture over dry ingredients and stir to coat.

cooking granola

Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-15 minutes. Let cool in pan and add craisins and/or coconut. Store in an airtight container.

We often double this recipe and share it with friends and family. I love to eat this at breakfast with Greek yogurt for a great start to the day!