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Homemade Granola Recipe

This easy Homemade Granola Recipe with honey is full of easy to find ingredients that can be customized depending on what flavor you are going for!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: granola recipe, homemade granola recipe
Servings: 9 cups
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1/3 cup honey you could also use maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil See note
  • 5 cups old fashioned oats (not quick cooking oats)
  • 2 cups chopped pecans any roughly chopped nut would be great here - especially walnuts or almonds
  • 1 cup dried cranberries or any dried fruit
  • 1 cup raisins or any dried fruit


  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.  Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together honey, oil, brown sugar, vanilla extract, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Gently fold in the oats and the nuts.  Spread the mixture onto the baking sheet.  Bake for 35 to 45 minutes rotating the baking sheet half way though baking. Starting from when you rotate the pan (around 18 minutes), keep a very close eye on your granola. Check on it every few minutes, especially as you start to smell it more. It can burn very quickly. As it starts to turn golden around the edges, it will need only a few minutes more.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven.  Allow to cool for an hour.  Break apart the granola and mix in the dried fruit.  Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.



Please note that the nutritional information listed is for 1/2 a cup.
I tried this without the oil and it was also very delicious, but obviously not as crisp. If you are looking to lessen the calories, you could cut back on the oil or eliminate it completely.  You could also use coconut or grape seed oil.


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.9g | Sodium: 66.3mg | Potassium: 14.25mg | Fiber: 3.6g | Sugar: 14.5g | Vitamin A: 0.5IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1.4mg