Homemade Granola

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Homemade Granola

I'm always tempted by the homemade granola samples at Whole Foods until I see the price! Thankfully, I've created a quick and easy homemade granola recipe that tastes just as good for a fraction of the price. When you make your own granola, you can create different fruit and nut combinations to make the granola recipe your very own. If you're looking for a great hostess gift, put some of your homemade granola in a cellophane bag and tie it with ribbon. Any hostess will enjoy a nice breakfast the morning after a party!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Kristl Story, TheBudgetDiet.com


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup nuts chopped - suggestions: chopped pecans, walnut or sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit – craisins and golden raisins are yummy!
  • 1/2 cup coconut optional


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Mix together all ingredients except nuts, dried fruit and coconut
  3. Spread on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 20 minutes, stirring once.
  5. Add nuts, dried fruit and coconut - bake 5 more minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  7. Store in an airtight container.
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nick robins
7 years ago

excellent recipe. I will try to cook it at home) Thanks!!!!

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