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Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

Homemade Granola Recipe

Homemade granola can be a healthy, comforting, and delicious treat. Most of the store-bought stuff is high in sugar, contains unhealthy fats and oils, and is packed full of fillers and unnecessary ingredients.

Whipping up your own at home is super easy, quick, and allows you to control the amount of sugar and quality of ingredients, while also changing things up and adding in the flavors that you love.

Homemade granola also makes your house smell amazing—like you’ve been slaving in the kitchen all day.

This healthy granola recipe was one of the first recipes I’ve ever posted on this blog, and since then, it’s been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times with rave reviews. I kept this original image on this post to show you how far my blog has come 😉 This recipe is still a staple in my house after all these years!

Homemade Granola Recipe

Whole oats are full of good-for-you fiber, high in protein, and contain vitamins and minerals like folate, iron, and magnesium. I buy my whole rolled oats in the bulk section at my local grocery store, but if your store doesn’t have a bulk section you’ll probably be able to find them in the baking aisle. Regardless, be sure you are buying 100% pure whole rolled oats, nothing that says “instant” or “quick cooking.” (Instant/quick cooking oats = highly-processed/high-glycemic/highly-bad-for-you.)

I like to use coconut oil because it’s full of nutrients and adds a really nice light flavor to the granola, but you can use any healthy oil you like the taste of. Macadamia nut oil would also be great, I would stay away from olive oil because it has such a strong flavor. Oils high in omega-3 fats, like flaxseed oil, are extremely good for you but should be avoided here as well because they’re meant to be consumed raw and go rancid when heated (omega-3’s don’t like heat at all-don’t cook with them).

I always add nuts and seeds to my homemade granola for flavor, texture, extra nutrients and added healthy protein. A small amount of unsweetened dried fruit is ok too, just make sure it’s unsweetened to keep the sugar content down. Add less sweetener if you add dried fruit.

To sweeten, I prefer organic grade-b maple syrup or raw organic honey. Grade-B maple syrup contains more nutrients than it’s grade-a counterpart. Local raw organic honey is also a great option, especially if anyone you’re cooking for suffers from seasonal allergies–local raw honey that hasn’t been pasteurized will contain small traces of local pollen that can actually help with allergy issues (a little homemade homeopathy).

Again, go easy on the sweetener to keep the sugar content down. Always avoid white, highly processed sugars and artificial sweeteners–read the labels of the maple syrup and honey and make sure the only ingredients in the bottle are maple syrup (no corn syrup) or honey.

Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

This basic recipe below makes about three cups of granola. Half a cup is typically a serving.

Serve it as cereal with unsweetened, non-dairy milk (I prefer it with unsweetened almond milk), put it in unsweetened Greek yogurt, or just eat it plain.

Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe
 
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Yield: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups raw, whole rolled oats (AKA old fashion oats), preferably organic
  • ½ cup raw nuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup raw seeds (sunflower or pumpkin seeds are great)
  • ½ cup unsweetened dried fruit, chopped (optional)
  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup or raw honey (or a combo of both)
  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil or other healthy cooking oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract
  • 1 large pinch fine sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300º F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Use your clean hands to mix well and toss to coat; it will be sticky and messy but that's the fun part. The coconut oil might be solid depending on your climate (it has a melting point of about 75ºF). Your hands will warm it up and melt it into the mixture if it’s solid, just be sure to mix it all through the other ingredients so there aren't any chunks of oil left.
  3. Spread the mixture in a thin layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes, until very lightly toasted. (To make this recipe completely raw-friendly, dehydrate the mixture 5-6 hours at 115ºF in a food dehydrator instead.)
  4. Cool before serving or storing.
  5. This granola can be kept in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 2 weeks. I keep mine in a mason jar in the refrigerator at home and in a BPA-free plastic bag when traveling.
Notes
P.S. Homemade granola will taste like burnt popcorn if you overcook it; keep it at a low temperature just for 8-10 minutes to let it come together.
P.P.S. Oats are gluten-free by nature but most are held in facilities that contain gluten. Check the package label if you are concerned with any gluten content.

 


My advice is to get creative! This recipe is flexible and easy to modify. Use any combo of healthy ingredients to make it your own flavor. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Healthy Homemade Maple Almond Granola

  • 2 cups raw, whole rolled oats
  • ½ cup sliced raw almonds
  • ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (100% real maple syrup)
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large pinch fine sea salt

Healthy Homemade Cherry Pecan Granola

  • 2 cups raw, whole rolled oats
  • ½ cup raw pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup unsweetened dried cherries, chopped
  • ¼ cup raw sliced almond
  • ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (100% maple syrup, preferably grade-b)
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp coconut oil (aka coconut butter)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large pinch fine sea salt

P.S. Homemade granola will taste like burnt popcorn if you overcook it; keep it at a low temperature just for a 8-10 minutes to let it come together.

P.P.S. Oats are gluten-free by nature but most are held in facilities that contain gluten. Check the package label if you are concerned with any gluten content.

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  1. Riva

    May 8th, 2013 at 8:34 am

    This granola recipe is fabulous! I added cinnamon and flax seeds, and next time, will omit the salt, add goji berries, hemp seed, pumpkin seeds…so many wonderful possibilities. 🙂 Thank you!

  2. Elizabeth Rider

    May 8th, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Ooh, sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. ashok

    May 19th, 2013 at 2:37 am

    This granola recipe is fabulous

  4. Elizabeth Rider

    June 22nd, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    So glad you think so. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Peg

    May 25th, 2013 at 6:00 am

    I have been looking EVERYWHERE for a basic granola recipe that is low on sugars and isn’t toasted/baked to death! Thank you thank you thank you! I am looking forward to mixing this up with my favorite additions (raw coconut, walnuts, sunflower, flax and chia seeds, cranberries, apricots, and prunes) – see why I need a low sugar recipe? 🙂 Can’t wait to stir up a batch!

  6. Elizabeth Rider

    June 22nd, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Awesome! Let us know how it turns out 🙂

  7. Zaria Pucknell

    June 22nd, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I made this the other day! I wrote about it here (http://www.joinbunch.com/post/165267/) and listed what I used to make it. =)

  8. Jodi

    June 24th, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    I did mango and coconut, with coconut oil and chia seeds. Its not cooked yet, but it tasted pretty good when i had to lick it off my fingers.

  9. Elizabeth Rider

    September 8th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Yum!

  10. Colleen Wandel

    August 14th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I found your blog while looking for a granola recipe. This looks great, and I’m trying it tonight!

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  11. Kahlia Dawn

    September 8th, 2013 at 3:02 am

    I made granola with almonds, peanuts and chia seeds and a mixture of whole rolled and quick oats.. turned out wonderfully.. can’t wait for breakfast!

  12. Elizabeth Rider

    September 8th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Sounds so good! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Gayle

    September 23rd, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    I made this granola recipe and wanted to comment on the cooking time. It was not done in 10 minutes took approximately 30 minutes and just barely brown at that time but it was very delicious and I plan on making it again. Thank you Elizabeth

  14. Elizabeth Rider

    September 23rd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Yes, climate and oven differences can certainly make a difference, thanks for letting everyone know!

  15. Colleen Chao

    September 25th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Absolutely love this granola! I’ve made quite a few versions, but this one is the best I’ve tried so far. Shredded coconut stirred in at the end of baking (it toasts just by being mixed in with the hot granola) is the final perfect touch! Thank you so much!

  16. Colleen Chao

    September 25th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Forgot to say what ingredients I used: raw pepitas, raw sunflower seeds, flax seeds, pecans, shaved almonds, currants, and unsweetened shaved coconut.

  17. Sara

    October 5th, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Great granola! My husband and I love it!! Do you know the calories/nutrition info based on your 1st receipe above without the dried fruit? Thanks!

  18. Megan

    January 11th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Your Easy Homemade Granola recipe is the only granola recipe I follow (-using orange blossom honey). I love it! I would like to use it to make granola cups. When I bake the granola it does not hold together, instead it falls apart. What changes can be made to make it hold together as a cup (baked in a muffin tin to form the “cup” shape)?

  19. Elizabeth Rider

    January 13th, 2014 at 10:09 am

    That honey sounds delish! Try adding 1/4 – 1/2 cup almond butter to the recipe if you want it to bake in cups, you just need some kind of binder and that might do it. I haven’t ever tried it but think that might work.

  20. Megan

    January 13th, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Will try, after I purchase almond butter. Thank you! 🙂 Today I pulsed the oats in the blender until it became powder and then followed the rest of the recipe as usual (except I added more coconut oil so that it became more of a “dough”). I shaped the granola in the muffin tin, and baked. It had to be baked twice as long; and one granola cup ( I 1/2ed the recipe- it made two “cups” using my jumbo muffin pan) has a crack in it, but aside from that it worked out rather nicely. I’m going to keep trying different ways to make the granola into a cup without compromising the health benefits. I look forward to adding almond butter to this recipe (I’ve never tried almond butter). Again, thank you!

  21. Valerie Penka

    May 31st, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Add egg white that has been beaten until foamy. I use it to make my granola “cluster-y”.

  22. Leah Ní Dhálaigh

    August 1st, 2014 at 3:08 am

    How many egg whites would add to the above recipe? I like my granola “cluster-y” also and have been looking for a way to achieve it!

  23. Valerie Penka

    August 1st, 2014 at 4:56 am

    One egg white to 3 to 4 cups of oatmeal.

  24. Leah Ní Dhálaigh

    August 1st, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Excellent, I have to make a batch today anyway! Thank you 🙂

  25. Robyn DIno

    June 26th, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Maybe try and make your own almond butter. Loads of recipes on line. Super easy and so much healthier and clean.

  26. Ana Burnay

    January 16th, 2014 at 4:32 am

    Hello! I’d like to know if the 300º you refer to in the first recipe are Fahrenheit ou Centigrade?
    Thanks, Ana

  27. Elizabeth Rider

    January 23rd, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Fahrenheit – sorry for the confusion! 🙂

  28. Iida at Decades of Elegance

    January 23rd, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Thank you for this lovely recipe, I can’t wait to try it! I also love that you reiterate everything that I believe in: the amazing flavour and goodness of coconut oil, the importance of only using natural sweeteners and the genius local honey and pollen-note. I learnt something new with the grade A and B maple syrup, so thank you for that! I will make sure to scavenge through the rest of your website now 🙂 iida

  29. Elizabeth Rider

    January 23rd, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Glad you like it!

  30. Susan Lucht

    January 26th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Nutritional info?

  31. Elizabeth Rider

    January 26th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    We don’t break that down, instead just focus on whole, healthy ingredients 🙂

  32. Jean Steele

    February 6th, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Where do you find unsweetened dried fruit ?

  33. Elizabeth Rider

    February 26th, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Hi Jean. I usually find it in the bulk section of the natural grocery store. Sometimes I find it at Costco or a larger store like that. And, if you can’t find it locally, you can always look online. Thx!

  34. Melinda Gant

    February 17th, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Just made this and loved it. I threw in what I had in the cupboard. Dates, apricots, & sunflower seeds. BONUS: discovered how much I love coconut oil. It is great on the hair & skin!

  35. Elizabeth Rider

    February 26th, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Glad you love it as much as I do!

  36. Sylvia Rodriguez

    February 25th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    How do you store the granola?

  37. Elizabeth Rider

    February 26th, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Cool before serving or storing. This granola can be kept in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 2 weeks. I keep mine in a mason jar in the refrigerator at home and in a BPA-free plastic bag when traveling.

  38. Heather

    February 28th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Just wanted to add a note that coconut oil is different from coconut butter. Coconut oil is just the fat from coconuts. Coconut butter is basically the whole meat of the coconut mashed up into a think, peanut-buttery like texture (spreadable) which is sweeter than the oil. Just wanted to clarify in case someone was looking for the ingredients at the store. Go for the coconut oil, not the coconut butter.

  39. cupcakemuffin

    March 7th, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I just made this for breakfast this morning, and it is SO GOOD. Love that it is not overly sweet like some granola. I will definitely be making it again…I’m in love! Thanks for sharing an awesome recipe.

  40. Elizabeth Rider

    March 11th, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Glad you like it, thanks for stopping by!

  41. Linda Brennan

    March 10th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    I love the Granola recepie. So easy to make. I have been using Macadamia oil as I could not get cocoanut at the time

  42. Elizabeth Rider

    March 11th, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Mac nut oil is a great substitution, thanks for sharing. 🙂

  43. Lulu

    April 18th, 2014 at 6:51 am

    I would really like to make the “Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe,” but I don’t know the measurements in metric?

  44. winterowl14222

    April 22nd, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Try a conversion app. Google….?

  45. Michelle

    April 24th, 2014 at 9:57 am

    This looks delicious, do you know what I could add to it to make it into Granola Bars? Not sure how I could get it to bind together.

  46. Elizabeth Rider

    May 7th, 2014 at 9:08 am

    I haven’t tried it but if I do I will post it here.

  47. Mindy McKenzie

    July 27th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Natural peanut butter rocks for making granola bars. You get a nice hit of protein with it. I used about half a jar of craft natural peanut butter and 3 cups of granola from this recipe with half a cup of ground flax seed and half a cup of hemp hearts. Roll it out to half an inch thick and refrigerate. If you want it a bit sweeter just add some honey or maple syrup. Soo yummy. Sometimes I melt a 70% coco chocolate bar and spred it on top… Peanut butter chocolate bar!!!!

  48. Angie

    April 28th, 2014 at 7:34 am

    What are the calories in the above recipeaoi

  49. Elizabeth Rider

    May 7th, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I’m not sure – I don’t count calories. I stick more to low-glycemic and whole foods, and find when I do that I don’t need to count calories.

  50. Renee

    July 17th, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I recently discovered this fact.. All my life I’ve been overweight, and once I started eating unprocessed whole foods, the weight just melts off.. no need to count calories! I wish I had known earlier in life, but at least I will pass on this healthy way of living/eating to my daughter 🙂

  51. Cathleen Taylor

    June 7th, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    I put the ingredients for the almond one in to myfitnesspal.com and if you divide the recipe in to 10 servings it’s 133 calories

  52. Steve

    May 12th, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Used this recipe this afternoon, looking for something good/nutrional to have with my morning greek yogurt, tried cereals, muesli and the like, just couldn’t do it, tasted terrible. But this granola was just what I’ve been looking for, it’s fabulous, thanks for sharing!

  53. dave brennfleck

    May 19th, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    old fashioned oats (or rolled oats) have the same nutritional content as quick oats. They are still steamed and rolled…just rolled thinner. It is more of a texture issue. Rolled oats are better in this kind of recipe. Quick oats are better for pancakes or something where texture of more of a paste is preferred.

  54. Shelby Everson

    June 26th, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    How would I make this into a granola BAR recipe? I tried as granola and it was incredible so it would be great to have it in more than one way.

  55. Janet

    June 28th, 2014 at 6:44 am

    I have made this recipe three times and my husband loves it with his greek yogurt, is there anyway you could tell me the calories and nutritional values of the basic recipe. Love your website, thanks for sharing.

  56. Caroline Tasker

    December 3rd, 2014 at 11:04 am

    If you go on http://caloriecount.about.com/ and go to recipe it will analayze the recipe and tell you the nutritional value of it x

  57. Angie in Ohio

    July 11th, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Made the top one today double batch. So yummy!

  58. Pat in michigan

    July 19th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I added honey infused with lavender. Was really really good. Purchased the honey at the local lavender farm.

  59. Diana Daniels

    August 7th, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    instead of using maple syrup or honey, can i use agave syrup?

  60. MR

    August 17th, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Love the Easy Healthy Granola Recipe. I use it as a base and then add whatever else I have that week. It always turns out great. Thank you.

  61. Jeanett Hompefeis

    September 18th, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I made the top version and added 1/2 tsp cinnamon and some coconutshavings. And after i baked it and cooled it a bit I put in some raisins and dried cranberries! Yum!!

  62. Kaylyn

    October 26th, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    I just made this and they are absolutely amazing i used strawberry crasins and me and my family love great recipe

  63. Elizabeth Rider

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Oh yum!

  64. MJ

    November 8th, 2014 at 8:13 am

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2014/04/02/goodbye-fancy-so-long-grade-b-making-sense-of-maple-syrup/

    I’ve been searching like crazy in my small town for “Grade B” maple syrup (with no luck) so I decided to do some research. The above article, along with many others, seem to indicate that there is absolutely no difference whatsoever between the different grades of maple syrup and that as long as the product you purchase is 100% pure maple syrup, the nutrient & sugar content are exactly the same…? The issue is confusing, but I guess I’ll go ahead & buy what’s available.

  65. Sylvia Wright

    November 28th, 2014 at 5:47 am

    There is a Big Difference between the 2 syrups! Grade B is higher in nutrients and definitely better for you. You won’t necessarily find it in your local grocery store. You must either purchase it on line or seek for it at a Health food store. Grade B is also much more expensive than grade A. ..Anything that is good for you will definitely be more expensive. That’s Life!

  66. Liberty Abrego

    November 14th, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    This tasted soo good! I had some with yogurt before gymnastics class and it kept me energized and filled me up! Its so healthy and tasty! Goodbye store bought Granola, Hello healthy! Thanks!!!!

  67. Helen

    December 10th, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Hi Elizabeth! I just wanted to thank you so much for this recipe 🙂 I first found out about you through your “How to Massage Kale” video, and I was hooked! I think this is the first of many recipes I’ll learn from you, and I’m so grateful. Please keep up the great work! 😀

  68. Elizabeth Rider

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    That’s so nice to hear. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

  69. Nada Blue

    December 19th, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Nice recipe…. Want to try this.

  70. Betsy Gorman

    December 23rd, 2014 at 7:45 am

    I just made a huge batch (overbought on the fruits & nuts!). It’s great! It’s going into jars for Christmas presents – thank you!!

  71. Elizabeth Rider

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    So glad!

  72. gvfarns

    February 9th, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Elizabeth, please don’t perpetuate the myth that instant oats are less healthy than regular oats. They are just cut thinner and steamed slightly longer. There is no nutritional or glycemic difference at all.

  73. Elizabeth Rider

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    It probably depends on the brand, but there are some instant oats that are in fact high-glycemic.

  74. Michelle McCain

    November 6th, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have been wanting to try making my own, as my 5 year old absolutely loves granola. I have looked at a lot of recipes and when I saw this one, it stuck with me for 2 days before I made it and whoooahhh Yummy!! It really is easy to put together and best part for me is that I can use my own brand & quality of oatmeal, nuts, fruits, etc. as this has been the issue of the granola’s out there. Thanks again and i’m excited to try some of the other recipes you have. Cheers

  75. Sabah Jamal Shishtawee

    November 23rd, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Thank you very much I will try it imadiatly

  76. Erin Leighton

    December 2nd, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    I’ve used this recipe twice now and really enjoy making my own granola and playing around with the recipe. Thanks! I also add chia seeds too 🙂

  77. Kimberly J Cody

    January 5th, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I make it all the time and this time I made it with oat meal, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried blueberries, sunflower lecithin and the coconut, vanilla maple syrup. I add my fruit after the mixture has toasted. It is so good I put it over Greek yogurt.

  78. Nichole

    March 11th, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Love this! My 4 year old helped me. We did oats, chia seeds, almonds, honey, coconut oil and dried strawberries and he loves it!

  79. Benjamin Weingarten

    March 22nd, 2016 at 4:02 am

    Hello Elizabeth! Last Sunday, I have made the healthy homemade granola recipe for my son. My son likes this recipe very much. It was made so delicious without being too heavy and perfect. I added the fruit after the mixture has toasted. Thanks for sharing great recipe. To Know More: http://bit.ly/1IFgunh

  80. david

    April 2nd, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    how can maple syrup and coconut oil stick everything together? i havent tried but, that is something. I know peanut butter works well. A thick butter is way to go. then just heat up like 15 minutes.

  81. abstrakkt

    May 30th, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    This is a great recipe — thanks! One question – I’ve noticed that other granola recipes call for baking times that are much longer, around 30-45 minutes. Any reason to bake for longer in your opinion?

  82. iibw

    June 18th, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Looks like a great recipe, will try it out! I wanted to point out one typo that needs correction….”Local raw organic honey is also a great option, especially if anyone your cooking for suffers from seasonal allergies” “Your” should be “you’re.” Please delete my post after you correct the typo. Thanks!

  83. Tricia Ford

    January 29th, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    In which paragraph is this mistake? The one you included about honey?

  84. iibw

    January 29th, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    You got it! Sentence is correct now.

  85. Tricia Ford

    January 30th, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Oh how funny, I’m such the correct use of words person. I couldn’t find it. 🙂

  86. Rebecca K. Latta

    July 10th, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I’ve tried several granola recipes recently trying to use honey from my own bees. This was by far the simplest and best recipe. The short baking time allows you to taste the flavors of each ingredient more clearly. Longer bake times caramelize the sugars in the ingredients and the honey – not my preference. Each to his/her own….

  87. Benjamin Weingarten

    July 26th, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Nice recipes. I want to try these recipes in my kitchen. Thank you for sharing. Glad you love it so much.

  88. Healthy Recipes

    August 9th, 2016 at 4:14 am

    Thanks for nice recipes…can not wait to try it out!

  89. sue cordes

    September 4th, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    I would only use Organic/Non GMO oats! To be a lot more healthy. Quaker oats, etc. put chemicals into their oatmeal products! :{

  90. Elizabeth Rider

    November 13th, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Agreed!

  91. EnviroBK

    January 24th, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    I doubt that Quaker puts chemicals in their oatmeal. You agreed with it, but can you back that up? Quaker was sued because some farmers sold them oats (which they used) from fields that had been treated with weed killer (glyphosate). I go out of my way to eat natural foods but I woldn’t hesitate continuing to eat quaker oats. Threre’s lots of junk in lots of foods, so let’s focus on the bad stuff and not loose credibility by spreading unsubstantiated rumors.

  92. Anna

    September 6th, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    I made it today! Added oats, sesame, walnuts, vanilla honey and high quality rapeseed oil. Also added vanilla extract like you mentioned in your recipe and cinnamon. I still can’t believe how good it turned out!! So can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow 😀

  93. Elizabeth Rider

    November 13th, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Yum! Sounds delicious. Thanks for coming back to comment. 🙂

  94. Coxy

    September 8th, 2016 at 6:06 am

    I was dubious of the cooking time here as I’ve made it before but cooking longer. However, Elizabeth is totally right and it comes out fine and I now definitely prefer it to longer cooking times. Not as brown but still crunchy when cooled. I am still not a great fan of including dried fruit in the cooking time. It is already dried and seems to caramelise slightly – ie the taste alters slightly. I tend to include the fruit towards the end and leave it in the oven (that is turned off) for a couple of minuets.

    A great recipe and I thank you for it

  95. Elizabeth Rider

    November 13th, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to let other people know how it turned out! Grateful for the comment.

  96. allore2002

    September 10th, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Tried it! Loved it! Thanks for the recipe!

  97. Alex Johnson

    December 10th, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Does the mixture after baked require to the put in the fridge. Since it’s baked? Also what’s the shelf life after it’s baked.

  98. Nichole Silva

    December 15th, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    What about using agave syrup instead of honey or maple syrup? I have some of that on hand. I was wondering if it would work the same.

  99. sara starr

    January 5th, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    How many calories are in a serving of this granola?

  100. geowill

    January 30th, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. I will give it a try. I agree with you on the choice of rolled oats. However, there’s no need for the hyperbole regarding the relative nutritional value of rolled oats vs. instant oats. While the texture of instant oats isn’t as good and the glycemic index is slightly higher, unless they have added sugar they are better for you than 90% of other things you might choose to eat.

  101. Jem S

    February 12th, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Thanks for the recipe… I used #quickoats, #mixednuts, #driedcranberries, assorted #seeds, + #chiaseeds, 4 tbsp of #waldenfarms #pancake syrup, 3 tbsp of #melrose #omegaflaxseedoil, 1 tsp of vanilla & a pinch of salt – I’ll be sharing my photo on Pinterest and Instagram 😉

  102. Princess Bella

    February 15th, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Hi!, thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. Any idea on its nutritional value ?

  103. Claire O'Connor

    March 10th, 2017 at 12:27 am

    This granola was delicious and just what I’d been searching for – healthy AND easy to make – thank you Elizabeth! 🙂 I have already shared it with friends (and might start making it as little gifts!)

  104. Drea Cooper

    April 3rd, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    How many calories per serving?

  105. Elsa Hart

    April 9th, 2017 at 3:26 am

    Great! Made it tonight- added shredded coconut and puffed rice as well as a few medjool dates and 1 tbsp of honey. Not too sweet – could do with another tbsp of honey (as per recipe)
    I think but still delicious!

  106. MSO

    April 16th, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Hi. This looks great. Any tips about turning this into a granola bar recipe? Would love to give this to my kids as a snack for school.

  107. WingGirl

    April 21st, 2017 at 10:14 am

    I diced up some apple and baked it in the granola. Yum! I am going to try adding a little cinnamon next time.

  108. Lucchesi Jamie

    April 27th, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    I just made it the following way….Toasted nuts…cashews, almonds, walnuts, and sugared roasted peanuts.

    Then I added to a mixture cooked oats/regular oats/wheat germ/chia seed/flax seed

    then I added the sweeteners :maple syrup pure/brown sugar/honey/diced pitted dates/frozen door county cherries…

    Then I added the toasted nuts/spread on cookie sheet, and added more oats to this time a GREASED cookie sheet. It looks ten time better than I did it the first time…

    I almost broke my teeth the first time…

  109. Cheyanne Stewart

    April 29th, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Hi everyone I have just joined and would like to know which recipe are your favorites and which recipe do you recommend for breakfast. I’m trying to loose weight as I have a major back injury from my time in the Army and as a result of all my medication I have put on a lot of weight. I hate the fact that the meds I take make me put on weight but I really want to fight that battle and loose weight. Looking forward to reading all your recommendation.

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  111. Stacey Galtney

    December 28th, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Love the granola! I can’t wait to try the other two granola recipes.

  112. Kathy

    December 31st, 2017 at 6:46 am

    I have made this granola twice with just a few variations in the dried fruit the second time because of what I had on hand. I love it! I have tried making other granola before and this is my favorite. I also like to keep in the refrigerator like you do. I really like it cold and crisp!

    Thank you!

  113. Donna Toney

    January 1st, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    I am really enjoying this recipe and made some for friends for Christmas who also loved it. I love it on fruit and yogurt.

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  115. Pamela

    January 16th, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    I really enjoy this recipe. I makes a great snack or if I want I add a little warmed 2 % milk and eat as a cereal. We also use it for a traveling snack.

  116. Stephanie

    January 21st, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Hi , do you know the calories for this granola also what are the serving sizes?
    thanks

  117. Elizabeth Rider

    January 25th, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Hi Stephanie! A serving size would be about 1/3 to 1/2 cup. I don’t count calories; it’s not the way I teach so I don’t add it here. ~E

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  119. Sierra

    January 25th, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    I made this today and it was very good! I didn’t have any nuts or seeds on hand, so I just subbed for more oats, and it worked great. It didn’t turn out quite as crispy as I wanted, so I think next time I might cook it a little longer – but other than that, this is a great recipe and I’ll definitely be making it again!

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  121. Sbmm

    February 14th, 2018 at 3:26 am

    Plz tell us what are those unsweetened dried fruits???

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  125. Betty Shidler

    February 26th, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    My husband is diabetic and I would love a recipe for sugar free granola?

  126. Amy

    March 1st, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    This sounds great and want to make it this weekend. How much is a serving size, trying to put it into MyFitnessPal to control calories and watch macros. Thank you!!

  127. Elizabeth Rider

    March 29th, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Hi Amy, about 1/4 to 1/3 of a cup would be a serving of this. It depends on how you eat it, if you use it as a topping for yogurt then about 2 tablespoons would be a good serving. If you eat it as cereal about 1/3 cup. I don’t count calories or macros, but for those who do myfitnesspal is great. Thanks for stopping by. ~E

  128. Cathy Piggott

    March 3rd, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Thank you very much! 💚

  129. Dani

    March 5th, 2018 at 3:25 am

    I have your basic mix in the oven right now…what I licked off my fingers tastes amazing! Lol my son should be happy to have this for his snack this week at school. I doubled the recipe cuz I know it’s gonna go fast! 🙂 thanks!

  130. Ingrid Nieto

    March 9th, 2018 at 4:07 am

    Thank you for this!

  131. Erin

    March 13th, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Can I use quick oats?

  132. Greg

    March 15th, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    How many calories are in that

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  134. Chui

    March 18th, 2018 at 12:43 am

    I started making my own granola last week cos I’m sick of paying so much for store bought ones.
    This is the third time I’m making it since. My Son can’t get enough of it. Now he’s stopped eating those sugary cereals. Thanks! We love it so much.

  135. Arnaud

    March 25th, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Hi,

    I plan to follow your recipe, but, do you really cook the dried fruits with the rest of the ingredients, or do you pour it after the cooking ?

    Thank you

  136. Elizabeth Rider

    March 29th, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Hi! Yep, you put it all in the bowl and bake it. It’s a low temp for a short period of time and doesn’t affect the dried fruit. It brings it all together. ~E

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    March 26th, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    I really appreciate your insights and knowledge on everything from clean foods to using good ingredients in cooking methods for healthy lifestyle.
    No brand names it’s also nice so we know that you not swayed by strong commercial interest. Thanks

  139. Denise

    March 27th, 2018 at 3:33 am

    I did half maple syrup and half honey. I also added oat bran for more fiber. The vanilla and cinnamon were added after the baking process to avoid a change in the flavor. This seems to work well for me. The addition of coconut was wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!

  140. Nicole

    March 31st, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    May be a silly question, but rolled oats are not the same at quick oats. Correct?

  141. Elizabeth Rider

    April 5th, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Hi Nicole, not silly at all. Actually, they are different. Look for whole rolled oats (organic if possible) for a better texture. They are usually next to the quick oats in the bulk bins of your natural grocery store. ~E

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  143. Zuzana

    April 7th, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Hi Elizabeth,
    I love your name and your recipe, however, there is a misunderstanding about coconut oil. You suggest coconut oil or other healthy alternative but please keep in mind that coconut oil has high levels of saturated fat (the bad one), and thus the World Health Organization, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Food and Drug Administration, British National Health Service, British Nutrition Foundation, etc. advise that coconut oil consumption should be limited or avoided.

  144. Denise

    April 7th, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    My mother & I just made this recipe. (She’s pulling it out of the oven now!) Mom loves granola, and I finally convinced her that it was cheaper and healthier to make it at home! Win-win!

  145. Vidya

    April 11th, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Hi .. just a doubt. Can we roast the mixture in a pan on stove top or instead of baking?

  146. Tracy Nadeau

    April 20th, 2018 at 4:51 am

    Your facts on maple syrup are wrong . There is no difference in the nutritional value in the various grades of maple syrup neither is there any difference in their sweetness. By law, all pure maple syrup must be at least 66 brix. Maple syrup has been declared a superfood. It has 40 nutrients, 8 phyto nutrients and contains more calcium than milk and more anti oxidents than green tea or broccoli. It also inhibits the enzymes that cause type ll diabetes. It has also been provento help diminish the effects of both autism and alzhiemers decease.
    Please check out the International Maple Syrup Institute fact sheet. I am sure you will find it helpful.

  147. Roni

    April 27th, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Making this recipe for a while now and never let me down!!!
    Amazing and so easy to make I usually time the quantities by 4. ( yes I like this recipe that much)
    Recommend this so so much’

  148. Elizabeth Rider

    April 29th, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Glad to hear it. Thank you! ~E

  149. Angela

    May 7th, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    I’m going to try to make mine with unsweetened shredded coconut.

  150. robbie keen

    May 9th, 2018 at 10:24 am

    This recipe looks fabulous… any idea about calories??

  151. Jane

    May 15th, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Great recipe, I eat it over my greek yogurt with berry compote at least 2-3 times a week. One thing I wanted to point out though, I wouldn’t use honey to sweeten, honey looses all of its important enzymes when heated over 100F. So I’d say eat your raw honey just as it is, raw! I’m not a fan of maple syrup flavor so tend to go with agave.

  152. Elizabeth Rider

    May 17th, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Hi Jane, honey is still a good option here because even though it is heated, it’s still a natural sweetener. It looses enzymes, but it does not lose all nutritional value. I recommend raw honey as it’s the least processed, and again, even though it’s heated it’s a myth that it loses all nutritional benefits. I recommend people do not use agave as it’s pure fructose and hard on your liver. Maple is a good alternative, too. Or, no sweetener at all. Thanks for stopping by! ~E

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  156. CORRINE MALONE

    September 10th, 2018 at 1:36 am

    I love this recipe! I am on a diet and am trying to eat healthy. Your healthy granola is perfect. I just changed it a little. I use sugar free maple syrup and crasins.

  157. Susan Bavaria

    September 28th, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    I have made the easy healthy granola twice and am making another batch this morning. I have discovered that adding the dried fruit such as chopped dates or dried apricots after baking will keep those soft. Otherwise, the dried fruit hardens into rock-like teeth breaking nuggets. A great and simple recipe. Thank you.

  158. Joan Thompson Thompson

    October 9th, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Thank you so much Elizabeth. I have just made your Amazing Healthy Ganola. It tastes Delicious. I didn’t have any coconut oil so I used peanut and seasame oil plus I put in lots of fruit and nuts. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa so I am going to enjoy having it with some yougart for my breakfast tomorrow morning. Best Wishes. Joan Thompson

  159. Joan Thompson Thompson

    October 9th, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Thank you so much Elizabeth. I have just made a double batch of your Delicious Homemade Healthy Ganola. I didn’t have coconut oil so I used peanut oil and seasame oil plus lots of fruit and nuts. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa, so I am going to enjoy having it for breakfast tomorrow morning. Best Wishes. Joan Thompson P.S. I am a grandmother with 2 Gorgeous little grandchildren.

  160. Heidi Wolfgang

    November 25th, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Elizabeth,

    I am planing on making your recipe with my students for a service learning project. They are donating healthy breakfast foods to a local food pantry. In order for them to make better choices when selecting granola at the store, I wanted them to make it for themselves. Sadly the food pantry won’t take our homemade granola, but there is a good lesson in this project for the students. I would like the students to have all the nutritional facts about the recipe. By any chance, is that information available? We will be making it without nuts since we are a nut free school. ~Heidi

  161. Elizabeth Rider

    November 25th, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Hi Heidi! What a wonderful thing to do with your students. Since you are modifying the recipe, I can’t give you exact nutrition info. But, you can use a website like MyFitnessPal to put in your exact ingredients and measurements and it will calculate the info for you. Let us know how the project with your students turns out! Warmly, Elizabeth

  162. Jeannie

    December 29th, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Hi Elizabeth,

    I noticed the serving size when I emailed you, but can you tell me the approx. size serving, 1/3 or 1/2 cup?

    thank
    Jeannie W.

  163. Elizabeth Rider

    December 30th, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Hi Jeannie, the serving size would be about 1/2 cup. ~E

  164. Punam Paul

    January 22nd, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Homemade granola is the best! These ingredients are all so healthy but also so tasty together – great recipe!

  165. Elizabeth Rider

    January 22nd, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Punman, Happy to hear it! ~E

  166. Janice Hopkins

    February 17th, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Best granola I’ve ever had. I went exact on the ingredients. No subs. It’s wonderful.

  167. Gerry Martin

    March 3rd, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Hi…Just made your granola. How could I make this into granola bars?

  168. Elizabeth Rider

    March 3rd, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Hi Gerry, this recipe isn’t written for bars. If I create a granola bar I’ll post it on the blog! 🙂 ~E

  169. Narelle

    March 14th, 2019 at 6:55 am

    I absolutely love your granola recipe 😍, everyone in my family eats it morning and supper. Thank you.

  170. Elizabeth Rider

    March 15th, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Narelle, that’s great to hear! Thanks for stopping by to comment. ~E

  171. Hunt Linda

    March 25th, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    How many grams of sugar is in a serving of your granola?

  172. Flora

    March 29th, 2019 at 1:39 am

    I tried the recipe with some changes and it turned out very light, crispy and delicious. Because i could only find thick organic rolled Oats in the grocery store nearby, I increased the cooking time to 20 minutes so that the oats become crispy. I also added the dried cherries after the mixture came out of oven and got cold. The rest of recipe was the same. My only regret is that I did not make the homemade granola earlier!! Thank you Elizabeth for the great recipe!!

  173. Susan

    April 5th, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    I just made the granola. It’s so easy, quick and frickin’ awesome. I added Craisins, almonds, walnuts, raisins and pumpkin seeds along with the oats, coconut oil, maple syrup (B) and honey. So good! I’ll do the same next time and also add flax seeds. I can’t believe I haven’t made granola before!

  174. Debbie

    May 1st, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    I tried your recipe. First class. Everyone loved it. Thanks.

  175. Debbie

    May 1st, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    I tried it. It was a First Class recipe. Everyone enjoyed it. Thanks.
    But I have a doubt: Once we give in our name and email for the free ebook, does it appear on my gmail account or only on an email account?

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