How to Make Homemade Granola From Scratch

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Healthy homemade granola recipe

Easy & Healthy Granola Recipe with Honey

If you have never made homemade granola from scratch before you should definitely give it a try. I made a batch for the first time this weekend and it was over the top delicious. Seriously, it knocked every store bought granola I have ever tried out of the park!

I found this healthy granola recipe on mamasminueta and plan on making it again and again and again. Scrumptious does not even begin to describe it.

Healthy granola recipe ingredients

Homemade Granola Ingredients

For this healthy granola recipe, there are only 7 main ingredients, so it’s pretty simple. You can see all of the ingredients I used in the photo above. We’ve got:

  • Oats
  • Salt
  • Peanut butter
  • Honey
  • Dried fruit (I used cranberries)
  • Brown sugar; and
  • Coconut

Now although these are the main ingredients that are recommended for this granola, you can still customize it if you want. Feel free to add some goodies like chocolate chips, nuts, or whatever else you can come up with!

How to Make Granola From Scratch

Homemade granola from scratch

Step 1.

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

Pouring honey into granola peanut butter mixture

Step 2.

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

Pouring mixture over homemade granola

Step 3.

Pour the softened mixture over the granola.

Mixed homemade granola

Step 4.

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.

Cranberries on top of granola

Step 5.

Let the granola cool to room temperature and add in dried fruit. Dried cranberries and cherries are some of my absolute favorite additions!

healthy homemade granola with honey and peanut butter

Homemade Granola Tips

Once you’re done making your homemade granola, you can store it in an airtight container for up to one week. One of my favorite ways to store this is in mason jars, especially since I can portion it out to exactly what I need.

We often pack our homemade granola as a great snack for ballgames, hikes, and other outdoor activities because it is delicious on its own. It’s full of nutrients and protein as well!

My absolute favorite way to use this is as a delicious topping for yogurt and my husband enjoys eating it in a bowl with a little bit of milk poured over it.

Next time I make this granola recipe, I am going to mix in chocolate chips and chop up marshmallows into tiny pieces because I think my kids are going to absolutely love it! I may even toss in some M&M’s as an extra little bit of sweetness and surprise.

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How to make homemade granola

How to Make Homemade Granola From Scratch

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Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 60-90 minutes
Yield: 1 9x13 pan | Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups chopped almonds (optional)
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup dried fruit

Instructions

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

Recipe Source: Jennifer Murch

Ingredients: Almonds, Brown Sugar, Coconut, Honey, Oats, Peanut Butter, Salt
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Breakfast, Back to School, Clean Eating
Categories: Healthy, Oats, Oven

Comments & Reviews

  • 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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