If you enjoy eating yogurt as a breakfast or snack, then you’re probably no stranger to granola, as it’s often used as a popular yogurt topping. Today we’re sharing a favorite homemade granola recipe that’s easy to whip up and much healthier than the store-bought stuff.
We love making homemade granola because it allows us to hand-pick every ingredient that goes into our granola and ensure that our finished product is refined sugar-free and made with wholesome ingredients that are good for us.
This homemade granola recipe is also much more affordable than store-bought granola. The store-bought kind is often sold in small bags at a costly price, while this recipe will produce a large batch for a fraction of the cost.
A homemade granola recipe like this is also the way to go if you have certain nut allergies you want to avoid triggering. A lot of times store-bought granola contains nuts that many are allergic to, or the granola has come in contact with surfaces that those nuts have also been in contact with.
You can make this homemade granola recipe as a topping for your yogurt, as a cereal with your favorite milk, or as a garnish for fresh fruit. The possibilities are endless!
Homemade Granola Recipe
makes 3 cups
- 2 cups old-fashioned, rolled oats
- 1/2 cup raw unsalted nuts, chopped (your choice nut; pecans, almonds, walnuts all work well)
- 1/4 cup raw seeds (sunflower or pumpkin work well)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened dried fruit, chopped (dried cranberries/cherries work well)
- 2-3 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or almond extract
- pinch of fine sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper.
- To a large bowl, add the oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, maple syrup, coconut oil, extract, and salt. Use your hands to toss everything together to combine. The mixture will be sticky; this is OK. If your coconut oil is solid, just use your hands to apply warmth to the coconut oil chunks to melt them into the mixture and do your best to incorporate them throughout the mixture.
- Pour the granola mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, evenly spreading out the granola.
- Bake the granola for 15 minutes until lightly toasted.
- Cool before serving or storing in an airtight container in a cool, dry place or in the fridge.
Recipe adapted from ElizabethRider.com