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A jar filled with homemade granola with a spoon sticking out of the jar and a small bottle of milk in the background

Home Made Granola

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  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Forget store-bought! This Homemade Granola is so delicious you’ll never want to have store-bought granola again. You can totally customize it with all your favorite granola add-ins and anything you have at home in the pantry!


  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (you can also use shredded coconut)
  • 1/3 cup raw pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 275 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (you can also use two medium-sized ones)
  2.  Mix the oats, coconut, and pecans in a large bowl. Add the maple syrup, oil, vanilla, and salt
  3. Mix well, so all the ingredients are evenly coated with the oil and maple syrup
  4. Spread evenly on the baking sheet to form one single, thin layer ( you might need to bake it in two baking sheets)
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes so the granola cooks evenly
  6. Let it cool slightly and add the cranberries. Let it cool completely and store in an airtight container


How to customize your granola:

  • Nuts: Use raw nuts like pecans, cashews, almonds, walnuts, pistachios or hazelnuts.
  • Seeds: Flax seeds (use regular or golden or a combination of the two), chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds
  • Dried fruit: cranberries, raisins, pineapple, mango, or blueberries are all tasty. Just add them after the granola is cooked so they don’t burn in the oven.
  • For a nut-free granola use seeds like sunflower, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), or chia
  • Coconut: Use shredded unsweetened coconut or coconut flakes
  • Chocolate chips: use dark, milk or white chocolate chips, just make sure you added them once the granola is cooked and has cooled
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 154
  • Sugar: 3.3
  • Sodium: 4.6
  • Fat: 7.4
  • Saturated Fat: 2.8
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.4
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 18.7
  • Fiber: 2.2
  • Protein: 2.3
  • Cholesterol: 0

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