This homemade granola recipe has the perfect combination of crunchy and sweet. Not only is it quick and easy to make, but it tastes better than anything you can buy! This simple but delicious granola recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser; including with your little ones! Enjoy!
Slightly crunchy and sweet granola topping your morning yogurt, in a bowl with milk, or sprinkled on top of a homemade açaí bowl with fresh fruit, homemade granola is a perfect way to start the day or take a break for a snack.
Undoubtedly, that is until you go to your cupboard to grab it, and you’re fresh out. Not only are you out, but you are left with just two options. One, you try and convince yourself or the mini humans to eat something else when their mind is set on granola. Or, you bite the bullet and make a store run.
Or alternatively, a third and easy option, preheat your oven and get ready to make your own! If you have been on the hunt for an easy, quick and yummy granola recipe, keep reading!
Granola and breakfast are perfect together!
My family has been a fan of granola for what seems like forever. Although for some reason, I’ve never been a fan of the store-bought varieties. I don’t know if its the lack of the perfect combination of ingredients for my preference, flavors are too strong, or if it’s just too crunchy and hard to chew? Regardless, I rarely bought it because I could never justify the price when I wasn’t in love with the taste.
So when my kiddos started asking for granola for breakfast almost every day to go with their Brazilian acai smoothie bowl, I needed to find an option that tasted as good, but that was family budget-friendly. Oh, and easy and quick! That’s always #1 for me in order for it to fit into a busy life. This is my rendition on a recipe that I came across that has quickly become a hit in our household. Hopefully, you enjoy it as much as my family does!
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What you need:
- rolled oats
- slivered almonds
- shredded sweet coconut
- dark brown sugar
- maple syrup
- vegetable oil
Equipment you will need:
- parchment paper
- cookie sheet
- large bowl
- large wooden spoon
How to make simple and amazing homemade granola
Step 1: Preheat oven
Preheat the oven to 250 F.
Step 2: Line cookie sheet
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper to keep the granola from sticking and make cleanup a breeze.
Step 3: Mix dry ingredients
In a large bowl, combine; oats, almonds, coconut, and brown sugar.
Step 4: Mix liquid ingredients
In a separate bowl combine; maple syrup, oil, and salt.
TIP: measure the oil first. Then, that way when you measure the syrup, it will all slide out easily.
Step 5: Combine all ingredients
Combine the liquid ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients.
Step 6: Mix well
After you combine everything, mix well until all the dry ingredients are lightly coated with the syrup mixture. My favorite for mixing is a large wooden spoon. Makes the mixing easier 🙂
Step 7: Spread onto a cookie sheet
Spread a thin layer of granola onto a cookie sheet.
Step 8: Bake
Bake for 50 min- 1 hr. Finally, you will know it is done when it is LIGHTLY golden brown. Before starting your bake time, make sure to set a timer for 30 minutes so you can do Step 9!
Step 9: Stir halfway through cooking time!
Stir the granola mixture on each cookie sheet halfway through cooking time. This will help it to cook evenly.
Step 10: Eat and enjoy!
Last but not least, enjoy that crunchy goodness!
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup slivered almonds or chopped pecans
- 3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven: preheat oven to 250 F.
- Line cookie sheet: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix dry ingredients: In a large bowl, combine; oats, almonds, coconut, and brown sugar.
- Mix liquid ingredients: In a separate bowl combine; maple syrup, oil, and salt
TIP: measure the oil first. That way when you measure the syrup, it will all slide out easily)
- Combine all ingredients together: Combine the liquid ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients.
- Mix well: Mix well until all the dry ingredients are lightly coated with the syrup mixture.
- Spread onto a cookie sheet: Spread a thin layer of granola onto each cookie sheet.
- Bake: Bake for 50 min- 1 hr. You will know it is done when it is LIGHTLY golden brown.
- Stir halfway through the cooking time: Stir mixture on each cookie sheet halfway through cooking time.
- Eat and enjoy: Enjoy that crunchy goodness!
So now that you see how simple this is to make……here is the million-dollar question. Will you be buying granola from the store or making it at home from now on?
My favorite part about this recipe is that it is amazing as is. Without a doubt, simple, but good. Even so, if you have other ingredients you want to add, go for it! Feel free to use this as the base, and customize it to your own liking:)
Need other quick breakfast ideas? Check out my post on these easy breakfasts ready in under 5 minutes!
Happy crunching 🙂