Best Ever Homemade Granola

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes

Looking for the best ever homemade granola?  Look no further! This is the best homemade granola recipe you will ever find!

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I absolutely love granola.  But, I don’t love its price tag.  I can’t believe how expensive it is in the stores.  So I scoured the internet.  There are thousands of granola recipes out there.  But, I couldn’t find one that wowed me.  So, I took a bit of this one and a little of that one and compiled my own recipe.

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This recipe turned out perfect!  A little crunchy, a little chewy, a little sweetness…bliss!  Since I concocted this recipe, I’ve made at least one batch every week.  Some weeks I make 2 or 3 batches.  It’s greatly mixed in with yogurt.  Or, in a bowl with some milk.  Or, just by itself.

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Each time I make it, though, I add something different.  I’ve used dried blueberries, dried pomegranates, dried cherries, walnuts…whatever I have handy.  It’s all great!

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Best Ever Homemade Granola - look no further! This is the best homemade granola recipe you will ever find
5 from 2 votes

Best Ever Homemade Granola

Yield: 12
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes
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  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 3 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Agave nectar, or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, brown sugar, wheat germ, flax, salt and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl, combine agave nectar, oil and vanilla.
  • Stir wet ingredients into oat mixture and pour onto 2 sheet pans.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes in a 250 degree oven, stirring every 15-30 minutes to get an even color.
  • Remove from oven and add dried cranberries.
  • Mix until combined.
  • Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 3506kcal | Carbohydrates: 303g | Protein: 83g | Fat: 236g | Saturated Fat: 45g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 113g | Monounsaturated Fat: 65g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 1951mg | Potassium: 2777mg | Fiber: 61g | Sugar: 84g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 629mg | Iron: 22mg
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Course: Snack

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