This super simple granola recipe couldn’t be any easier to make! Serve with fruit, yogurt or milk for a delicious breakfast or snack. It stays crunchy no matter how you serve it! Quick and easy enough to make every week!
Most homemade granola recipes call for old-fashioned oatmeal.
I always use quick oats with no issues.
4-Ingredient Easy Homemade Granola Recipe
Prep: 5 minutes Bake: 25 – 30 minutes Serves: 10 (1/2 cup servings)
- 5 cups oatmeal (I used quick oatmeal)
- ½ cup pure honey (or maple syrup)
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil (or olive oil or vegetable oil)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (or ground cinnamon)
- Preheat oven to 300°F/150°C. Spray rimmed baking sheet with non-stick spray, or a light coat of coconut oil.
- Place oatmeal in a large bowl.
- Slowly melt coconut oil in a glass measuring cup or bowl in microwave, approximately 30 seconds. Stir in honey and vanilla.
- Pour over oats and stir until evenly coated.
- Spread coated granola evenly on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, then stir. Bake for another 10 -15 minutes until the granola is a light golden brown. Watch closely the last few minutes so it doesn’t burn!
- Let cool completely and then transfer to an airtight container. Homemade granola will keep for 2 weeks.
This recipe is for a basic granola, which is absolutely delicious. But you can also kick it up a notch or two, by replacing 1 cup of oats with 1 cup of coarsely chopped nuts, such as almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc. At the end of baking, you can also stir in a cup or two of dried fruit, like raisins or cranberries.
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- I use these rimmed sheet pans for all kinds of roasting and baking in the oven.
- These Pyrex measuring cups are wonderful for measuring and can be used in the microwave or sitting in a pan of hot water to melt butter and coconut oil