Homemade Granola Recipe

Homemade granolaHow to make granolaMy typical breakfast is greek yogurt with honey and a handful of granola or nuts (paired with a strong cup of coffee, of course!). I love how granola can be enjoyed with yogurt or milk but can also double as an easy on-the-go snack. Making your own granola is super easy and gives you the ability to add any kind of flavors you like! Here is my basic granola recipe along with a few favorite add-ins. Blueberry granolaBasic Granola, makes 3-4 small servings.

Needed: 2 cups oats (old fashioned, not the quick cooking kind), 1 1/2 cups nuts/seeds of your choice, 1/3 cup oil (I like to use olive oil), 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg, a pinch of ginger, 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/4 cup dried fruit or other additions you like.

In a bowl combine the oats and nuts/seeds. Pour in oil and honey (or maple syrup) and stir to combine. Add in seasonings and vanilla and mix well. Spread out on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper and bake at 350 F for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 10 to make sure all pieces bake evenly. Add in dried fruit during the last 10 minutes of baking. For the granola pictured above I used almonds slivers and dried blueberriesCrunchy granolaFor this granola I added sliced almonds. To make chunky granola simply don’t mix during the baking process. Once you remove your granola from the oven break it up into small chunks for a different kind of texture. This is great for snacking granola; like for camping or carrying around in your purse.

What? You don’t carry granola in your purse? Oh, yeah. Me neither….Coconut granolaFor this granola I added walnuts and coconut flakes. I love the sweet and chewy addition of coconut flakes, but they can burn easily. Be sure not to add coconut flakes until the last 5-6 minutes of cooking.Granola recipeEasy granola recipeStore your granola in an air tight container or zip lock back for up to two weeks. Enjoy! xo. Emma

Note: If you are enjoying this as part of the Weekday Weekend Challenge be sure to check any dried fruit you include for added sugars as many dried fruits contain this (but not all, so just read the ingredients list to see!)

  • Coming back for week two of delicious breakfasts!

  • Thanks so much for sharing this. I made some today, substituting almond butter for some of the oil (I used canola), and apple pie spice blend + cinnamon for the spices. It turned out great. 🙂

  • given my love of granola, i definitely need to try making my own…thank you so much for sharing!

  • I started making homemade muesli (that’s what we call granola in Australia) about six months ago and I will never, ever eat store-bought muesli again! I prefer to make mine dry with rolled oats, seeds/nuts, coconut and pull it all together with almond meal instead of toasting it with the honey/maple syrup/whatever. I add the syrups when I eat it. It makes the muesli more all-purpose to be used to make other things, like porridge, rather than being permanently sticky.

  • Haha i love your humour Emma! I too have been discovering the amazing energy you get throughout the day by eating wholesome meals like this for breky! 🙂 x thanks for the lovely posts!

  • Got all the supplies to make this yummy looking granola. I just need the summer heat to cool down so I can use my oven.


  • can’t wait to try it! I love this incredible maple pecan granola they sell in FreshMart (I’m not sure if these stores are in the US as well) but my closest FreshMart is 45 minutes away. Let’s see how mine turns out :)!

  • Wow! That looks SO good. I’m going through a Granola craze at the moment and this is sure to please. Thanks for sharing.

  • It looks good and it tastes even better! Check out my result: http://lovethefashionlife.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/breakfast-triffle/



  • I can’t wait to try this, this fall. It’s my favorite to eat with greek yogurt and toasted almonds. I would definately use honey. Thanks for sharing.


  • Very tasty post and nice blog

    Check out mine: http://jessynyiri.blogspot.com
    P.S. Just followed you 🙂

  • Yummy! Always looking for breakfast ideas – this is perfect!

  • One with coconut flakes sounds like it would taste really good. I never thought of that!


  • Wow! You two seem infinitely creative! I may try the granola recipe (sounds really good!) but I think I’ll pass on constructing my own table. 🙂 I am impressed!

  • Looks delicious! I’ve always wanted to make my own 🙂


  • looks so good!


  • What gives? I just posted about MY homemade granola last week! Is this like national granola month? Your versions look pretty darn good too. It must be a summer thing. Granola IS great when you’re camping!

  • what fantastic recipes. I love granola with Greek yoghurt and honey. hmmmmm will definitely be trying those recipes.

  • This is awesome! Store bought granola can be kind-of expensive and this is an easy way to get everything you want out of it! Very excited to make this! Yum.


  • This looks amazing! Definitely putting coconut in mine!

    xoxo Sarah

  • I will try it in the next days!
    Thanks for sharings






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  • Yum! Gonna make this. I can’t abide milk, nor any kind of wet cereal in fact, so granola is great as it’s not too dry on its own. It’s not that big in the UK so great to have a recipe, especially as we can control how much sugar etc goes in it. Thanks Emma!

  • Looks so tasty!!! Great for breakfast 😀


  • YUM! That looks amazing! I love eating granola with thick greek yogurt, a bit of honey, berries and when available- some crushed meringues. Delish!

  • I crazy about granola but have never made my own…I really need to try this!!!

  • I’ve never been a fan or granola but u make them look so tasty and even I wanna make a try again 🙂

  • Yum. I used to make my own granola all the time, but then found that it was sometimes cheaper to buy my granola already made from the store. I still prefer my homemade granola to store bought, especially because I have control over my ingredients. Thanks for the new granola ideas!

  • love the granola! thanks for the tips! definitely gonna try this!

  • Just a tip if you want to reduce the sugar/cal intake substitute any honey or maple syrup for rice malt syrup and use coconut oil instead of olive it gives muesli or granola an amazing flavour.

    Thank for the recipes you’re blog and posts are so inspiring girls

    xo Becky, K.

  • I dehydrate fruit and this is a perfect recipe for it!! can’t wait to try this 🙂

  • Looks delicious, similar to the way I make mine. Enjoy! -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

  • Homemade granola is on my recipe to do list. Hopefully I’ll get to it this weekend. I love the fact that you use spices like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg… my fav.



  • I love til make my own granola – especially with almonds and dark chocolatebites 🙂

  • Just the other day I thought about making my own Granola and how I really should be looking for a recipe.

    And now I find this. What a happy coincidence!

    Greetings from Austria!

  • I looove granola. Definitely trying this one day!


  • Yum, looks healthy AND delicious! xx

    Kate {Modette}

  • Homemade granola is so fun. I made it for friends and family one year for christmas in little mason jars. Everyone loved it.

  • Looks yummy delicious and healthy!


  • I love <3 love Granola. I love these recipes. I would use dried Mango. Thanks for the reminder. I’m especially into granola by the fire, especially camp fires.


  • I’ve not added vanilla before but that sounds delish! I like pumpkin seeds in mine and pistachios.

  • You guys always have the best recipes, especially for simple stuff. Granola with coconut sounds awesome!


  • I’m eating a bowl of granola right now 🙂 I like to eat mine with a splash of coconut water instead of milk since I’m lactoseintolerant.

  • Mmmm.. love it! I love granola! thanks for teaching me new ways to spice up an average breakfast!



  • You Girls are just the two most Creative People.I just Love your Styles and all of your Creative Ideas you are kind enough to share. Love when your Blog comes through my feed. I am trying this ASAP.. Yummy.

  • Good to know about the coconut flakes only in the last 5-6 mins. Mine burned because I had them in the mix the whole time!

  • One of my favorites to make at home! Once I discovered I could make exceptionally good granola at home, it was an instant addiction. I love mine paired with yogurt and strong coffee as well! Strawberries only make it sweeter! Thanks for sharing! ! !
    <3 <3 <3 Ruth

  • Oh my gosh! YUM. that looks so good!
    I have to try some.

  • Homemade granola is so easy to make. I would add a little dark chocolate into the coconut/walnut version.

    – tianna


  • This granola looks delicious! I always make my own granola. It’s way better than store bought, and it’s cheaper too. My recipe is similar and I love it, but I can’t wait to try yours! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • They all look delicious but I’m partial to anything with coconut in it. Thank for sharing 🙂



  • I don’t usually like granola but this looks sooo good 🙂
    xo Emilie @ http://www.hungrydelights.com/

  • LOVE IT! I make homemade granola all the time, it dissapears so fast in my house!
    Looks delish as always.

  • YES!! I love granola!! Definitely gonna try these!


  • Yum! I often make homemade granola (or muesli) around here. It’s really great for a quick homemade breakfast!

    Though I often don’t stick to one recipe, I use whatever I happen to have in the pantry which means one batch might have cranberries, the next has coconut. Yum!

    Talia Christine

  • Nice post!
    You don’t need olive oil tho.
    Steel cut oats are really yummy. A friend of mine put me onto putting organic yogurt into the granola mix the night before, it was SO tasty for brekky. No milk required!

  • Never had it before! The one with the coconut flakes seems delicious, definitely going to try that one some time.


  • trying this asap! i bought some stuff to make granola but just haven’t gotten around to finding decent recipes yet. this makes it sound super easy and adaptable so i approve 🙂

  • i also make my granola! best thing ever (or at least one of the best things)


  • just found this blog via craftgawker. i live in columbia, mo. i love finding missouri blogs (rare from my experience!). beautiful site 🙂

  • How did I not know it was possible to make your own granola? I have been buying store-bought granola and wishing it had more coconut/raisens/chewy bits in general, and I bet this is just yummy. Wonder if it would work without the maple syrup?

    Also your pictures of even something like this are beee-yoouu-tee-full 🙂


  • I’ve been dying to try to make my own peanut butter granola ever since I tried Granolove’s… another local Springfield venture! 🙂

  • This would be really good with coconut oil instead of olive oil. Would give it a nice taste I think. I’ll have to try it.

  • looks great! i love granola for my morning breakfast!


  • Making your own granola is one of the best things!

    These recipes are great. I can’t wait to add them to my list 🙂


  • Tip: sugared flowers like roses and violets are really good in granola too! When I buy pre-made granola I always get the kind with big chunks and tropical fruit like papaya, I wish I could get dried fruit like that around here.

  • Woot! Thank you for this. I’ve been on the lookout for a good granola recipe and this one looks/sounds great. I’ll make mine with coconut (yum) almonds and raisins!


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