How To Make Granola From Scratch

Have you heard the news?

Granola is not just for tree huggers anymore!

If you have never made granola from scratch before you should give it try.  I made a batch for the first time this weekend and it was over the top delicious.  I found a recipe for homemade granola on mamasminueta and plan on making it again and again and again.  Scrumptious does not even begin to describe it.

Here is the recipe…

Toss 5 cups of rolled oats with 1 cup of sweetened coconut and set aside.

In a saucepan combine the butter, brown sugar and honey until creamy.

Pour the softened mixture over the granola.

Mix thoroughly. I used my hands to make sure everything was mixed well.  Spread granola mixture into a 9″ x 13″ pan and bake at 250 degrees. Stir every 15-20 minutes for about 60 minutes.

Let granola cool to room temperature and add in dried fruit.  Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

Recipe Credit


5 cups rolled oats (I used Bob’s Rolled Oats)
2 cups chopped almonds (optional)
1 cup coconut
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey (I used Great Lakes Honey)
½ cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup dried fruit (I used these dried cranberries)

Toss the oats, nuts, coconut, and salt together in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, honey, and peanut butter over medium-high heat until creamy. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir to combine. (The wet ingredients were quite thick, almost like cookie dough, so I had to use my fingers to blend it together.) Put the ingredients into a 9 x 13 baking dish and bake at 250 degrees for 60-90 minutes, stirring every fifteen minutes. Cool to room temperature, add dried fruit, and store in an airtight container.

Have you ever made granola before?

What are some of your favorite ingredients?


  • Michele

    I love to make granola!

    My favorite ingredient is coconut. My favorite recipe uses mollasses and orange juice…

    I love that you can just toss in whatever you want.

    Don’t expect it to crisp/harden while in the oven. That was my first batch’s mistake. Ended up burning it.

  • Becky

    Silly question but I have never eaten granola before. I’ve had oatmeal but not granola. What’s the difference? Do you just eat the granola like that or add water and cook it? Are you supposed to eat it plain or sprinkle it on something? Is it supposed to be more for like a finger snack or breakfast meal with fork? I’m confused! 🙂 Like I said… silly question…

    • Mary

      Not a silly question at all! I love it with warm milk, or yogurt, or cold milk, or dry, or sprinkled on fruit! Most anything goes!

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