Simple Homemade Granola

This Homemade Granola is crunchy, nutty, and healthier than most store bought granola. It is super simple to make and only requires 7 ingredients. 

This recipe is made simple so that you can add or take away any ingredients that you like to make your own custom granola. One of the best parts about this recipe is that it only requires a couple kitchen supplies to make it. A large bowl, spoon, and a sheet pan! How can it get better than that?

I recently have been adamant about reading the back of all food labels before buying them. Not only do I do this to make sure that it is a vegan product but do it to avoid any additional  additives. In some cases that involved me sitting in the grocery aisle for long periods of time staring at packages. 

Not only do I like to know what is in each product but also like to pay close attention to how many grams of sugar is in each product. While doing this I noticed how much sugar was added to store bought granola. I couldn’t believe how much was actually added to granola! That’s when I decided why not make my own granola with less sugar? Not only does this Homemade Granola taste as wonderful as the store bought kind but has half the amount of sugar in it! 

Do you love when your granola is clumpy? To make my granola clumpy I just press down the granola using a spatula before I put it in the oven and do not stir it while it is baking. By doing this before you put it in the oven the pieces of the oats covered in coconut oil and syrup stick together making clumpy granola.

What to add for an additional crunch? Add additional nuts to your granola. You can add these nuts to the granola before baking. By adding them before it will add a nice toast to the nuts. Popular nuts to add to granolas include, walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds and pumpkin. I also like to add dried coconut to bring an additional flavor to this Homemade Granola.

Love fruit in your granola? Add pieces of dried fruit to your granola after it has cooled down. Adding dried fruit to your granola before baking will burn it. Some of my favorite fruits to add include, cherries, strawberries, pineapple, and mango. 

With this batch it makes around  4 cups of granola. So I like to store the leftover Homemade Granola in glass jars for later. Not only does storing them in these jars preserves the granola but makes it really easy to add to yogurts, milk, and smoothie bowls. 

If you make this recipe I would love if you would snap a photo of your food and share it with me on instagram I can’t wait to see how you like it! 

Simple Homemade Granola

  • Servings: 4 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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This Homemade Granola is crunchy, nutty, and healthier than most store bought granola. It is super simple to make and only requires 7 ingredients.


  • 3 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp agave or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, softend
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup slivered almonds


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Grease a sheet pan or line with foil to avoid sticking.
  2. In a large bowl combine the agave or maple syrup, softened coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and whisk.
  3. Combine the oats and almonds to the large bowl and mix together.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the sheet pan and spread granola out evenly.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the oats are golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool for 35-45 minutes.
  7. Leftovers will last stored in an airtight container in a cool and dry space for up to 5 months.
Make it Your Own

  • Don’t have almonds in your pantry? Any kind of nut will work. Some of my favorites include, cashews, sunflower seeds, pecans and walnuts..
  • Substitute softened coconut oil for dairy free butter.
  • Sweeten your homemade granola by adding pieces of dried fruit after the granola has cooled

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