This Homemade Granola is superior to anything you can buy. The flavors are so much better, it is amazing on yogurt or with milk over the top.
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 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 About Wheat Sensitivities?
One reader suggested swapping the wheat germ for oat bran and adding some applesauce to replace some of the oil. Let us know how it works for you.
What Else Can We Add?
Feel free to try all kinds of additions in this delicious granola. One reader suggested almonds, 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? 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
- Preheat oven to 300-degrees. Combine first 8 ingredients (dry ingredients) in a large bowl. In a saucepan combine oil, honey, and vanilla and bring to a boil. Let boil for 1 minute then pour over oat mixture. Mix until all ingredients are moistened. Divide and spread mixture over 2 large cookie sheets and bake at 300-degrees for 20-30 minutes. Remove from oven and leave on pans until the granola hardens (it may be a little chewy and that's ok.. if you prefer it not to be chewy at all, allow to dry completely). Break up granola and store in large Ziploc bags or containers. Serve plain, with yogurt, or with milk.
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