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Homemade Granola is quick and easy to make at home using simple ingredients and 5 minutes of prep. This healthy snack is crunchy, delicious, and flavorful. |

Homemade Granola

  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups
  • Diet: Vegan


Homemade Granola is quick and easy to make at home using simple ingredients. This healthy snack is crunchy, delicious, and flavorful. It’s so much better than store-bought granola and made without preservatives or refined sugar!


  • 4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup pecanscoarsely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup honey or maple syrup
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup dried cranberries (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 300 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, almonds, pecans, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine and set aside.
  3. Add in maple syrup, oil, and vanilla and stir well to combine.
  4. Spread the granola evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, until lightly golden, gently stirring halfway through baking.
  6. Let the granola cool completely. Then, sprinkle the dried cranberries on top, if using.


How to serve granola: You can serve granola in so many different ways. The easiest is just on its own as a snack by the handfuls. You can also add it on top of milk or yogurt, or layer it in a fruit and yogurt parfait, or top it on banana toast with honey. It is also pretty amazing on top of a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream.

How to store: Once the homemade granola has cooled completely to room temperature, you can transfer it to an airtight container, jar, or Ziploc bag. Store it at room temperature out of direct sunlight and away from heat or moisture for up to 2 weeks.

How to freeze: To freeze the granola, store it in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag and freeze it for up to 6 months.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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