This healthy homemade granola recipe is easy to whip up and does not contain refined oil or sugar, like most store-bought versions. It’s the perfect topping for yogurt parfaits, makes a great snack, and is an excellent alternative to sugary, ultra-processed cereal!
I first had a version of this granola several years ago while staying at Tres Lunas Bed and Breakfast in Mason, Texas. It was served with yogurt and fresh fruit. My friends and I all thought it was delicious and complimented the owner. She was kind enough to share her recipe.
I have not gone back to store-bought granola since I started making my own. I love it because it’s easy, versatile, and less expensive than store-bought.
It’s hard to find a whole grain cereal that does not contain an unnecessary amount of processed ingredients. Homemade granola is the perfect substitute, and you can customize the ingredients to your preferences.
Use your favorite combination of nuts and seeds. If you do not like coconut, you can leave it out. You can also add dried fruit after it is cooked. Lately, I have been making double batches because we have been going through it so fast. So yummy!
Easy Healthy Homemade Granola
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds or another favorite nut
- 1 cup sunflower seeds you can use up to 2 cups of your favorite seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup dried fruit - optional I like adding raisins
Mix oats, nuts, sunflower seeds, and shredded coconut together in large bowl. Add olive oil, syrup, and vanilla and thoroughly combine. Let mixture sit for a few hours to blend flavors.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
Spread mixture evenly on baking sheet. Toast in oven about 20 minutes until medium golden brown, stirring once after 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool. Add dried fruit and store in airtight container up to 2-3 weeks.
Perfect for yogurt parfaits, cereal, or as is for a snack!
You can bake right after preparing if you do not have time to let the granola sit for a few hours. It's still delicious!
We recommend using organic ingredients whenever possible.
Tried making this tonight with old fashioned oats, hemp seeds and almonds. YUMMY!!! So excited to try different varieties and play with adding dried fruits. I feel so much better about giving this to the fam than the store bought!
So glad you liked it. I will have to try it with hemp seeds. It’s definitely fun to experiment with different variations! xoxo, Tammy