The beauty of making your own granola is that you get to choose exactly what you want to include for both the nuts and dried fruits, and this recipe only uses a small amount of honey as its sweetener.

Use the measurements in the recipe, but have some fun and play with the combinations of dried fruits and nuts to find your absolute favorite.

This is such a quick and easy recipe to make, and it’s packed with all the good stuff you will never go back to store-bought.

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Makes

4 cups

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

20 minutes

Good For:

breakfast

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoon neutral oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 2/3 cup dried fruit

How to make Granola

Check out our easy step by step video

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F

Step 2

Mix oats, chopped nuts, cinnamon and salt together

Step 3

In a microwave-safe bowl, warm the honey, oil, and vanilla together for 15 seconds and then mix to combine

Step 4

Pour the honey mixture over the oats and nuts and then mix well to make sure your dry mixture is evenly coated with the oil and honey

Step 5

Line a 9 x 13 baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper and then spread your granola mix evenly across the pan, pressing down as you go – this will make the mixture form granola clumps

Step 6

Bake for 15 minutes then remove from the oven and carefully stir in the coconut – the pan will be hot, so use oven gloves for this step

Step 7

Press the mixture down again and return to the oven for 5 minutes

Step 8

Remove from the oven – it should be a nice golden brown – and allow it to cool on the pan for 30 minutes

Step 8

Remove the parchment paper, stir in the dried fruit and enjoy

TIP

I have given you the perfect quantity of ingredients for your standard 9 x 13 cookie sheet – if you double up your ingredients, be sure to use 2 pans so the mixture crisps up as it should for a nice crunchy texture

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Easy to Make Granola

The beauty of making your own granola is that you get to choose exactly what you want to include for both the nuts and dried fruits, and this recipe only uses a small amount of honey as its sweetener.
Use the measurements in the recipe, but have some fun and play with the combinations of dried fruits and nuts to find your absolute favorite.
This is such a quick and easy recipe to make, and it's packed with all the good stuff you will never go back to store-bought.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cooling time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 346 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 2/3 cup dried fruit

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Mix oats, chopped nuts, cinnamon and salt together
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, warm the honey, oil, and vanilla together for 15 seconds and then mix to combine
  • Pour the honey mixture over the oats and nuts and then mix well to make sure your dry mixture is evenly coated with the oil and honey
  • Line a 9 x 13 baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper and then spread your granola mix evenly across the pan, pressing down as you go - this will make the mixture form granola clumps
  • Bake for 15 minutes then remove from the oven and carefully stir in the coconut - the pan will be hot, so use oven gloves for this step
  • Press the mixture down again and return to the oven for 5 minutes
  • Remove from the oven - it should be a nice golden brown - and allow it to cool on the pan for 30 minutes
  • Remove the parchment paper, stir in the dried fruit and enjoy

Notes

You can substitute in any type of nut or dried fruit
You can add in some chocolate chips or cocoa nibs once it has cooled for something a little sweeter
I have given you the perfect quantity of ingredients for your standard 9 x 13 cookie sheet - if you double up your ingredients, be sure to use 2 pans so the mixture crisps up as it should for a nice crunchy texture
This recipe makes 8 servings of 1/2 a cup each

Nutrition Facts per serving

Calories: 346kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 7gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 43mgPotassium: 291mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 2mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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