How to Make Granola

Homemade granola is super simple to make, completely customizable to your family’s preferences, and also makes a quick breakfast with milk, or a delicious snack paired with homemade yogurt. Come into my kitchen with me and learn how to make granola!

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What you need:

Traditional oats: I get my oats in 25-pound bags. If you have celiacs disease, make sure you buy the certified gluten free oats.

Dried Fruit: Raisins, Cherries, Mango, Apricots, Goji Berries, Apples, and Peaches are a few dried fruits with no added sugar.

Other extras: A few extras that we like to add on occasion are cashews and shredded coconut.

Honey: I buy honey in twelve-pound jars. It is by far the best tasting honey and a great price!

Let’s Make Granola!

We are making a big batch today that will almost fill a gallon jar. If the amount seems like too much for you, don’t worry because I will tell you how to store the granola a little later in this post, but making a large batch gets the work done and you will now have a delicious homemade convenience meal.

First, Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Next, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set it aside to use in a moment.

In a mixing bowl, pour in 10 cups of traditional oats and sprinkle in the sea salt.

At this time pour in the honey. If you are using raw honey and it is extremely thick heat the honey on medium low heat in a saucepan to loosen it up.

Afterward add the vanilla and stir to thoroughly combine the ingredients.

Following that pour the oat mixture onto the prepared cookie sheet. Press the oats down to make one even layer. Put trays into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Last but not least take the granola out of the oven and let it cool completely.

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Finally, it is time to add in the dried fruit, nuts, shredded coconut, or whatever add ins your family enjoys.

Scoop the granola into a large container with a lid that seals.


How to Store Granola

Granola can be stored for 2-4 weeks at room temperature in a sealed container.

Granola can also be stored in the freezer for 3-6 months.

How to Use Granola

Gifts: Granola makes a great Christmas gift, housewarming gift, or share with a friend who just had a baby and needs convenience meals.

Cereal: Use granola as a cereal with milk at breakfast.

Topping: As a topping on yogurt or ice cream.

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  • 10 cups traditional oats
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbps sunflower oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder

Add ins

  • 1-3 cups unsweetened fruit and nuts of your choice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    In a mixing bowl, combine oats, honey, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and oil. Mix to combine.
    On a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, press the granola into a single layer.
    Bake for 20-22 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Cool the granola completely.
    Scoop the granola into a large gallon size jar with a lid or container of choice.
    Granola is shelf stable for up to 4 weeks. or store it in the freezer up to 6 months.

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