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Homemade Granola (+Video)

This Homemade Granola recipe is made with oats, nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, real butter and fresh honey. Add fruit for a delicious, nutritious snack!

A SIMPLE, DELICIOUS HONEY GRANOLA RECIPE

Recently I decided to try my hand at making my own homemade honey granola. I wanted to have a good, basic (but flavorful) granola recipe that I could sprinkle on yogurt, eat by itself or eat as a cereal. So I knew I didn’t want it to be super hard or overly-crunchy. But I did want it to cluster together so I could eat it by itself and easily pick it up to eat. After a bit of trial and error, I have found the way to make the best Homemade Granola!

a wooden spoon holding up some homemade granola.

TIPS FOR MAKING HOMEMADE GRANOLA:

  • The main thing I learned is granola is crazy-easy to make. And it’s so easy to tailor to your tastes. You could take this basic recipe and add any seasonal flavors you like (such as Apple Pie spice for the fall), or any dried fruits and nuts you might enjoy.
  • It makes for a great homemade gift. I actually made up a few jars of this for my son’s teachers and his bus driver for Back-to-School gifts.
  • Granola is wonderful to eat on the go. Just pop some in a baggie for you or the kiddos and it is an easy snack to always have on hand and it lasts a while as long as you keep it in an airtight container. Put a ziploc bag of it in your car and if you forgot to eat breakfast that morning, you at least have a filling snack to hold you over until lunch.
homemade granola shown in a small round white bowl with a bottle of milk in the background.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • old-fashioned oats
  • all-purpose flour
  • light brown sugar
  • almond slices
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • salted butter
  • honey (or pure maple syrup)
  • peanut butter (optional)
  • vanilla extract
oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, almond, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter, peanut butter and vanilla extract.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE GRANOLA:

Preheat oven to 250F degrees. Spray baking pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, almonds, cinnamon & nutmeg. Stir well, making sure you break up any chunks of brown sugar.

brown sugar, oats, flour, almonds, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, combine butter, honey (and peanut butter, if using).

peanut butter, honey and butter in a bowl

Microwave until butter is completely melted.

melted butter, peanut butter and honey in a clear glass bowl

Stir well and then add in vanilla extract.

Pour melted butter mixture over oat mixture.

peanut butter mixture poured over oat mixture in a clear bowl.

Stir again to combine.

stirring granola mixture together in a bowl with a wooden spoon

Spread granola mixture onto prepared baking dish. Making sure it is spread out as much as possible.

granola spread out on a baking sheet.

Bake for about 65-75 minutes (oven times vary so keep an eye on it). When it’s finished, take pan out of oven and give it all a good stir. I’ll actually stir it a few times while it is cooking. Note: Granola mixture will be soft set when you first take it out. But will start to harden up slightly as it cools.

fully baked granola on a cookie sheet

If you’re using any dried fruits like raisins, etc., add them in at this point and then allow it to cool. Once it’s cool, you’ll need to go through and break it up into little clusters.

a hand grabbing some granola out of a white bowl.

Be sure to store in airtight containers. Mason Jars also work well for storing this and make it a great way to give as a gift as well. Put it on some yogurt or even eat it as a cereal too!

homemade granola served over some vanilla yogurt.

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Originally published: October 2012
Updated and republished: September 2022

Homemade Granola recipe.

Homemade Granola (+Video)

This Homemade Granola recipe is made with oats, nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, real butter and fresh honey. Add fruit for a delicious, nutritious snack!
5 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250F degrees. Spray baking pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, almonds, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir well, making sure you break up any chunks of brown sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, combine butter, honey (and peanut butter, if using). Microwave until butter is completely melted.
  • Stir well and then add in vanilla extract and stir again.
  • Pour melted butter mixture over oat mixture. Stir well to combine.
  • Spread granola mixture onto baking dish. Making sure it is spread out as much as possible.
  • Bake for about 60-75 minutes.
  • When it’s finished, take pan out of oven and give it all a good stir (if you’re using any dried fruits like raisins, etc., add them in at this point) and then allow it to cool. I’ll stir it a couple of times while cooling.
  • Once it’s cool, you’ll need to go through and break it up into smaller clusters. Then enjoy!

Video

Notes

  • Granola mixture will be soft set when you first take it out. But will start to harden up slightly as it cools.
  • Store in airtight containers.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Sodium: 105mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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16 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So yummy!!!! I cut back a little on the flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg because I don’t like strong spices. I then added walnuts & sunflower seeds to the dry ingredients. It turned out Perfect!! I split the recipe into 2 containers and added Craisens to one and dark choc chips to the other.

  2. 5 stars
    I made a batch tonight – it's delicious! I kept 1/3 of the batch plain for our oldest son, and added 1/3 cup each of dried cranberries, raisins and coconut to the other 2/3. DS2 already had some on his cereal, and both boys will take some in their lunches tomorrow on yogurt – will definitely be making this again – it's really simple! I like anonymous's idea of using banana chips – they'd be yummy in this!

  3. Just got finished baking my granola its delicious!! I was just saying to my husband today how I wanted to find a recipe for granola to try, and I happened to look on my fb and you posted this.. I had all the ingredients so I was like score! and Yes its def a Score tastes great and easy to do… Only suggestion would be to spray the wax ppr with non stick spray as well if you use the wax paper! thanks for the great easy recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    This is so simple and so delicious! I've tried this a couple of times, once using maple syrup and pecans and another time making it as directed. Perfect either way! Very forgiving, easy to double too. Thanks Brandie! Keep 'em coming!

  5. Hi, I just wanted to say I made a batch of this and I love it! Curious, how do you make it with the peanut butter? Do you substitute the honey with peanut butter or just add peanut butter in? And how much?

    Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Making some today with crasins and banana chips added. Then later…. Some with pumpkin pie spice! Can't wait!!!

  7. 5 stars
    I eat yogurt almost everyday, but I can't eat it without a sprinkle of granola. The flavor in this granola are perfect to go with any flavor of yogurt.

  8. YUM! It looks sooo yummy. I use to make my own granola when the kids were growing up, and haven't made it in a long while. That's about to change! Love the simple ingredients and always enjoy granola on my yogurt. Congrats on being featured at the Free Slow Cooker…..I am subscribed cause I sure don't wanna miss something that special! =) Thanks for another lovely recipe from your kitchen. XO

  9. I just saw this on Pinterest – I have all the ingredients and will make it today 🙂 It looks yummy, and doesn't have any unpronounceable ingredients 😀