How To Make Granola From Scratch

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Have you heard the news?

Granola is not just for tree huggers anymore!

If you have never made 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 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 the granola cool to room temperature and add in dried fruit.  Dried cranberries and cherries are some of my absolute favorite additions!  Store 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 this as a great snack for ballgames, hikes, and other outdoor activities because it is delicious on it’s own.  My absolute favorite way to use this is as a delicious topping for yogurt and my husband enjoys eating his in a bowl with a little bit of milk poured over it.  Next time 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.

Recipe Credit

How To Make Granola From Scratch

5 / 5 (1 review)
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: Mamas Minutia

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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