Homemade Granola

22 Sep

Homemade Granola

Hey y’all! So, it’s been a while since my last post. A loooooong while. Let’s not dwell on that, though.

Homemade Granola

How has everyone been? I’m sure you’ve still been cooking/baking/eating without my posts, but maybe it’s been a leetle bit harder without ideas from me.

Homemade Granola

Here’s a recipe for homemade granola that I’ve made countless times in the past few months. It’s easy, fast, and healthy. Plus, it’s a whole lot cheaper than buying granola, so it’s budget-friendly, too. You can swap out the nuts for whatever you have on hand or add dried fruit or change up the spices. I’ve tweaked this recipe based on my taste preferences and what I normally have on hand.

Homemade Granola

I love to eat this with vanilla Greek yogurt and sliced, fresh strawberries or even just with milk, and it satisfies my cereal cravings.

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola


3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
1/2 cup sliced almonds (or whole almonds, finely chopped)
1/3 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened or sweetened
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until well combined. Spread the mixture on the baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, removing halfway to stir. Let cool completely. Enjoy with sliced fruit, Greek yogurt, or milk.

Inspired by Elizabeth Rider

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2 Responses to “Homemade Granola”

  1. Melissa October 3, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    Can’t wait to try this! I love the only sugar is the 2tbs maple syrup! I’ve been making granola from 100days of real food, which is good, but its got 1/2c honey in it.

    • Adrianne October 3, 2013 at 11:26 am #

      Yes, I hope you like it! I kept looking for a granola recipe with minimal sugar, but couldn’t really find one, so I kept lowering the amount and then upped the cinnamon, which gives it yummy flavor. You can also use honey instead of maple syrup if you want, but I really like the maple/cinnamon combo.

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