Homemade Granola Recipes

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June 20, 2011
granola in Ziplock bagThis is a fruit filled, quick granola. Makes around 12 cups.


  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
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  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 3 cups nuts
  • 3 cups dried fruit
  • 10 cups quick oatmeal


Simmer the apple juice, brown sugar, spices, and salt for 3 to 5 minutes until the sugar melts. Pour it over the oats and stir well. Spread on cookie sheets covered with parchment paper. Cook 10 minutes at 350 degrees F, stir, then shut off the oven, leaving the pans in the oven until the oven is cool. When it is cool, just pick up the parchment paper and make a funnel out of it to pour your granola into your containers for storage. It makes a pretty gift, wrapped in clear bags tied with a ribbon. Include the recipe, because you will be asked for it.

By Ann Winberg from Loup City, NE

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March 31, 2011

Mmmm good! Crunch your way to good health! A healthy, high energy, protein and vitamin rich snack. It requires just a few moments a day to devour with a cup of steaming java or cool juice at your favorite cafe.

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June 28, 2010

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix liquid ingredients in another bowl. Mix dry and liquid ingredients together. Bake in 350 degrees F oven for 50 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes.


Cynthia Smith
July 27, 2006

Enjoy a warm breakfast by yourself, with your family or even with guests when you keep this deliciously filling granola on hand in the freezer! It's also a great way to get your grains for the day.


February 17, 2006

Homemade granola is quick and easy to make, is much better for you than most store-bought granola, and can be eaten as cereal or out of hand. Kids really like it, too.


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August 21, 2012

This is a great, healthy snack for your whole family!


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January 23, 2012

This is a great, healthy start to the day! I like it best for breakfast, but it is also a great, healthy snack as well.


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November 9, 2011

A great, healthy snack!


Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
August 16, 2007

In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the honey, oil and vanilla.


Cook over low heat for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Pour over oat mixture; toss to coat.


January 31, 2006

Granola is a healthy snack and is easy to make. It can be used to top yogurt, ice cream, or can even be enjoyed on it's own.


June 4, 2005

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well, and set aside. Combine honey and next 4 ingredients, and warm in sauce pan. Pour over oats mixture, and stir well.


January 21, 2005

In large bowl, combine oats, flour, cereal, coconut, and raisins. In saucepan, bring oil and honey to a boil. Stir constantly for 1 minute. Add vanilla...


December 23, 2004

Great for breakfast with milk as a cereal or can use in a granola bar recipe.



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July 31, 2007

Does anyone have a recipe for granola?


July 31, 20070 found this helpful


In a large pot, heat just until boiling:

1/2 c. honey
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. veggie oil
1 tsp ground cinnamon


For smoothness, it helps to add:

1 tsp liquid lethicin(available at health food stores)

Into this liquid, quickly and thoroughly stir:
7 cups rolled oats
1/2 c. unsweetened coconut(optional)
1/2 c. broken English walnuts
1/2 c. raw sunflower seeds
1/2 c. raw pumpkin seeds
Stir until all ingredients are moistened, then spread in a large, shallow roasting pan or on cookie sheets and bake in a preheated 250F oven. Stir often with a spatula during baking. When no more steam escapes during stirring, your cereal is almost done. Test by allowing a small amount to cool and then tasting it, DON'T let the cereal burn or overcook. This recipe should take about l hour to bake, depending on how thinly the mixture is spread in the pans. After cooking, add:
Raisins or other dried fruit to taste (optional)
DON'T add them before baking, or your raisins will resemble bullets! Store cooled cereal in a dry, airtight container. Makes about 2-1/2 pounds.


Variations: use apple juice instead of water
Adding more honey will make a sweeter product.
Vary it to your taste with such things as raw, broken almonds or bits of dried apple.

July 31, 20070 found this helpful

I usually double this recipe and it still only last a couple days.

2 1/2 cups quick cook oats
1/2 cup wheat germ (found in cereal aisle)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
Combine these ingredients and mix with you hands so they are very well incorporated. Set aside.
Combine in small bowl:


1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
Stir this together quickly to it mixes as well as possible. Pour over the oat mixture and mix with a fork until all is moist. Pour onto a oil sprayed baking sheet and Bake at 275 for 30 min. stirring every 10 minutes to loosen and redistribute. At the last 10 minutes, you can add some shredded coconut. When finished and as it is cooling, stir occasionally or it will set up into chunks. Its better as smaller pieces. You can also add raisins, nuts, other granola ingredients.

By Ashley (Guest Post)
August 1, 20070 found this helpful

This recipe my friend gave to me several years ago and it is the only one I make now. It is very good!:) Also, real easy and makes a lot. Enjoy!:)


3 c. rolled oats
1 c. slivered almonds
1 c. cashews
3/4 c. shredded sweet coconut
1/4 c. plus 2 T. dark brown sugar
1/4 c. plus 2 T. maple syrup


1/4 c. veggie oil
3/4 tsp. salt
1 c. your choice: raisins, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, ect.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In large bowl, combine oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar. In another bowl, combine maple syrup, oil and salt. Combine together and stir. Pour onto 2 large sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in raisins or other dried fruit and mix until evenly distributed. Store in air tight container. Good as a breakfast cereal or as a snack!

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June 28, 2010

In my home a container of oatmeal is used for more than making a bowl of porridge. A portion of it makes granola, which is a good tasting, anytime, inexpensive, and healthy food to make.

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