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Easy Homemade Granola (Make It Your Own)

A super easy homemade granola that can be mixed in minutes and is baked for 75 minutes. Includes directions for customizing to your own taste.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Resting time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 286kcal
Author Marie


  • rimmed baking sheet
  • large mixing bowl
  • small mixing bowl or glass jar
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • Parchment paper to prevent sticking


  • 3 cups old fashioned oats Use rolled oats, NOT quick oats
  • 1 cup nuts (I used almonds) almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios etc
  • ½ cup seeds (I used pumpkin seeds) pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds. (or may omit and add more nuts instead)
  • cup liquid sweetener (I used maple syrup) honey, maple syrup, or agave
  • cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup oil (I used olive oil) olive oil, melted coconut oil, canola oil, avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon optional

Optional Add-ins (added after granola has been baked and cooled)

  • 1 cup chocolate, raisins, or dried fruit white chocolate chips, raisins, yogurt chips, or other dried fruit such as blueberries, cherries, mango etc.
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut


  • Preheat oven to 250F/120C
  • In a large bowl, add oats, nuts, and seeds and stir to combine.
  • In a large jar or smaller bowl, add maple syrup or honey (or agave), brown sugar, oil, water, vanilla and cinnamon (if using) and stir or shake.
  • Pour wet ingredients over dry and combine with large spoon
  • Transfer granola to a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper and pat down lightly (firmly if you would like more chunks/clusters of granola).
  • If you like a chunky granola, aim for ¼ inch thickness when forming and patting down the granola. Use clean hands to form rectangle shape.
  • Place tray in center rack of oven and bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Stir about halfway through baking time (unless you want chucks of granola, then do not stir.)
  • After baking, allow to fully cool before breaking up into chunks, and add then optional add ins (chocolate chips, dried fruit)
  • Granola continues to crisp as it's left out in open air, so feel free to leave out for a few hours after it's cooled.
  • Store in sealed container only after it has completely cooled or the condensation will cause the granola to soften.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months in a sealed freezer bag with excess air squeezed out of bag.


Estimated nutrition doesn't include optional add ins. 
Make sure to fully cool granola before incorporating add ins. 
Do not store granola in sealed container until it has completely cooled. 


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg