Easy Homemade Granola with simple and delicious ingredients is so much cheaper to make at home than to buy at the store. While cooking, the cinnamon will make your home smell lovely!
We love this easy homemade granola. It always gets gobbled up in our house. In fact, it rarely makes it past a couple days.
After I made this batch, my husband asked me why I don't just make a quadruple batch.
I guess I probably should.
This easy homemade granola is a great breakfast recipe or great for a snack. The kids also love to put it on their yogurt. I love mixing up breakfast recipes over here such as making blueberry muffins or stuffed egg biscuits.
Easy Homemade Granola Recipe
The best thing about this granola is you can add whatever add-ins you like. If you aren't a fan of granola, add in dried cherries instead. If you like coconut, throw that in as well.
It is made with honey, olive oil and brown sugar and it bakes for about 2 ½ hours in the oven at a low temperature. You need to stir it on occasion to help break up the clumps (and you may want to sneak a taste). ;-)
Mix together the old-fashioned oatmeal with almonds and dried cranberries. That is the non-cut oatmeal. I prefer to use this type of oatmeal over the quick oats as it seems to work better.
You will mix together the wet ingredients along with the brown sugar and microwave them for 2 minutes. Pour it over the oats.
Then you will spread the mixture on two cookie sheets or jelly roll pans.
Bake at 250* for 2 hours. Stirring occasionally.
When it is done, pull it out of the oven and let cool. It won't be completely hard (like granola is) when you first pull it out. But after cooling for a while it will harden.
This granola recipe can be served with milk for breakfast. Store it in an airtight container.
Easy Homemade Granola
- 6 c old fashioned oatmeal
- ¾ c sliced almonds
- 1 c dried cranberries
- ¼ c olive oil
- ¼ c honey
- ⅔ c water
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ⅔ c brown sugar
- Mix oatmeal, almonds and dried cranberries in a large bowl
- Mix olive oil, honey, water, vanilla, cinnamon and brown sugar in a medium bowl
- Microwave for 2 minutes
- Pour over oatmeal and stir
- Lightly grease two pans with cooking spray
- Spread the granola mixture on pans evenly
- Bake at 250* for 2 hours, stirring occasionally
- Remove from oven and let cool. Store in airtight container