Healthy Homemade Granola

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This recipe for healthy homemade granola includes only a handful of simple and good for you ingredients.

I kept this recipe super simple & rustic, but yet sweet & incredibly delicious!

stack of white bowls filled with honey granola.

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • KID FRIENDLY – Sweet, crunchy, and a perfect easy breakfast that the whole family will love!
  • HEALTHY – This recipe uses only real food ingredients!
  • INEXPENSIVE – So much more budget friendly than the stuff you’ll find pre-made in the grocery store. Pair it with your favorite yogurt and fresh fruit, pour milk over it for breakfast, or eat it alone for a delicious snack.

Ingredients needed:

This recipe is very simple and a basic granola. If you’re like me, you have a family with different tastes and some may even be a bit picky. So, I kept this recipe very simple – free of extra bells and whistles.

Leaving you free to stir in the extra dried or fresh fruit, nuts, or whatever else at time of serving.

So all you’ll need are:

  • whole oats
  • raw honey
  • coconut oil
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • sea salt

Very simple pantry staples that are good for you!

ingredients laid out on table for the granola

How to make this granola recipe

Preheat oven to 250 degrees, F.

In a saucepan, add the honey and coconut oil and heat over medium low heat. Stir until melted and well combined, then remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla extract.

Meanwhile in a large bowl, stir the oats, cinnamon, and sea salt until combined.

Pour the melted coconut oil and honey mixture over the oats and stir until well coated and combined.

process shot of spreading the granola mixture on a sheet pan with parchment paper

Spread the granola mixture evenly over a large sheet pan.

Optional: use parchment paper for less mess and easy cleanup!

Add the sheet pan with the granola mixture to the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour. Stir the granola every 15-20 minutes.

Serving & storing

Allow the granola to cool completely before storing.

I like to store ours in Mason jars with plastic re-useable lids.

Ways to serve your healthy homemade granola:

  • layered with fresh fruit and your favorite yogurts
  • in a bowl with milk of choice
  • over ice cream for a sweet treat
  • as a snack
healthy homemade granola layered in a pint sized mason jar with fresh blueberries and yogurt.

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homemade granola layered in a pint mason jar with yogurt and fresh blueberries

Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

This healthy homemade granola recipe is simple and easy to make. It is a great quick breakfast or yummy afternoon snack.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Author Mary Woita
Servings 8 servings
Calories: 337kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees, F.
  • In a saucepan, add the honey and coconut oil and heat over medium low heat. Stir until melted and well combined, then remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Meanwhile in a large bowl, stir the oats, cinnamon, and sea salt until combined.
  • Pour the melted coconut oil and honey mixture over the oats and stir until well coated and combined.
  • Spread the granola mixture evenly over a large sheet pan.
  • Add the sheet pan with the granola mixture to the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour. Stir the granola every 15-20 minutes.
  • Allow the granola to cool completely before storing.

Notes

Optional: use parchment paper on the sheet pan for less mess and easy cleanup!

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