This Homemade Granola is full of oats, nuts, and dried fruit. It is much better than store bought granolas. Serve it with milk or yogurt for a delicious breakfast!
I love making my own granola. Not only do I feel like I am saving money, but making it homemade tastes SO much better than anything I have tried from the store. Elise gave me this recipe a few years back and I have made it at least a dozen times since. It’s really good with milk or sprinkled over yogurt and ice cream. It is also wonderful just plain as a snack. We have been putting it in sandwich bags and taking it on road-trips and picnics just to munch on.
Substitutions To Try
Even though this is an amazing recipe for Homemade Granola all on its own, there are several great substitutions to try. Most of these ideas came from reader comments. So if you have another suggestion, feel free to share!
Can I swap Canola Oil for Coconut Oil?
Yes! Absolutely. This recipe was originally posted before the whole coconut oil trend really took off. But it would be a great switch if you want to give it a try.
What Else Can We Add to Homemade Granola?
Feel free to try all kinds of additions in this delicious granola. One reader suggested flax seed, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. The possibilities are endless!
More Great Breakfast Ideas
Looking for a way to mix up your breakfast routine? After you’re done making Homemade Granola, here are a couple more ideas.
- Easy Breakfast Casserole is light yet filling, easy yet beautiful. Perfect for feeding a crowd.
- Make Ahead Breakfast Parfaits are a great way to use this homemade granola recipe in another way.
- Easy Crepes with Strawberry Filling are fancy and fabulous! Great for breakfast or dessert.
How To Make Homemade Granola
Elise’s Homemade Vanilla Granola
- Sauce pan
- Preheat oven to 300-degrees. Combine first 6 ingredients (dry ingredients) in a large bowl.
- Combine oil, honey, and vanilla in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Let boil for 1 minute.
- Pour the honey mixture over the oat mixture. Mix until all ingredients are moistened.
- Divide and spread mixture over 2 large cookie sheets and bake for 20-30 minutes. Remove from oven. Use a spatula to stir the granola on the pan. Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
- For chewy granola: While the granola is still slightly warm and soft, transfer to an airtight container or bag it in large resealable plastic bags.For crunchy granola: Allow granola to cool completely. Break up granola and transfer it to an airtight container or bag it in large resealable plastic bags.
- Serve plain, with yogurt, or with milk.