Homemade Granola...

Friday, December 16, 2011

My family, especially my Colonel, loves granola.  For a few years I had stopped purchasing it because of the price...it's quite expensive.  And then I started blogging and found a great EASY recipe that I love to make.  

Homemade Granola...

Homemade Granola


Dry Ingredients:
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup nuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • mini chocolate chips, dried fruit, sunflower seeds
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/6 cup water (which is 2 TBS plus 2 tsps.)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

In a small bowl, combine the wet ingredients and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts and coconut.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. 
Place the entire mixture on a large baking sheet that has been lined with foil and sprayed or you can use parchment paper.  
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. 
Remove the pan from the oven and stir the granola.  
Then return the pan to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes.
Take the pan out and stir again.
You will keep doing this until the granola is nice and brown.
Set your timer!  Because, you could forget and end up with a huge mess on your hands.
NOT that that's ever happened to me! 

Combine the wet ingredients and add to the oats, nuts and coconut mixture...

Bake at 350 for TEN minutes.  Then take the pan out of the oven and stir the mixture.  Return the pan to the oven and continue to bake, stirring every 5 minutes until the granola is browned.  

Baking time for our granola was a total of 30 minutes...

Doesn't that look DELICIOUS...

Let your granola continue to "dry" out in the pan on the counter.  After it has dried and cooled down, you can add dried fruit, sunflower seeds, mini chocolate chips...whatever you want.  Store in in an air-tight container.  I usually keep ours in the refrigerator, but it's fine also in a cabinet...


A great way to enjoy this granola is to warm up some applesauce in the microwave 
and add a few tablespoons of homemade granola and enjoy a nice warm treat!  

Enjoy your day!


  1. Thanks for this recipe. Recently at a nearby cafe', I enjoyed her home-made granola with yogurt and it was so delicious. I'll definitely try this recipe. Have a super weekend!

  2. Lois,

    Thanks for the recipe. I'm always looking for new granola ones. Some are great and some AREN'T. By the way, none of my business, where are you guys stationed? I saw in the garden archives something about Ft. Dix. but you talked about all the rain in the northwest.


  3. Looks so good, Lois! Fun stopping by this morning :)

  4. Morning Lois,
    wow, that looks delish. My son made some granola for his hiking trip a few years back and it was to die for too, but he purchased part of it and then added all sorts of things to it like dried bananas and can't remember what all but I loved it.
    I am gonna have to give this a try sometime. It really does look and sound great.

    Hope you are doing well sweetie,
    Merry Christmas
    Love ya, Nellie

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  6. I make granola for my Hubs and it really stays fresh for a long time.... thats if it lasts that long.

  7. That sure does look yummy and I love granola.
    Like you said it got way to high priced.
    I am going to try it.

  8. I always make some granola before I go on a trip. It is such a handy snack.

  9. Your granola looks so yummy! It reminds me of home. My mom used to make granola all the time:)

  10. This sounds wonderful!!! It has made my to-do list for the weekend.


  11. I love granola...warm in winter and cold in summer; this looks like a great recipe.

  12. I love granola, but I do think I'd skip the coconut! sandie

  13. YUM! we love granola here, too. :)

    I have a question for you, since so many of your recipes are divine...have you ever made fruitcake confections? We are trying that this week and if you have a tried and true recipe, I would love pointers!!! :)

  14. I've never made granola, it sounds pretty easy to do and much less expensive than buying it already made! Thanks for the recipe, Lois. Have a great weekend!

  15. Homemade granola is the best and yours sounds especially delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  16. Your granola looks so good. I know all about the timer, too, LOL!

  17. Oh this looks so delicious and sounds so easy! Just my kind of recipe!! I am making a bunch of goodies this week to fill my "goodie baskets" that I give each year and this looks like such a great recipe to make and tuck inside them. Thanks!!

  18. This looks good! Christian and I love granola, but I haven't been in the mood to make it in a long time. I'll give this recipe a try.

  19. I love that you posted this. I been turning regular recipes into low carb, and I love granola and so happy you have this recipe. It will be so easy for me to change and I can enjoy granola again. Thanks alot :) Heather

  20. G'day! WOW! Admire your homemade recipes going on Lois! Very healthy! YUM!
    Cheers! Joanne