Homemade Granola

Granola | My Kitchen Addictions

I don't know about you, but I have a hard time parting with all my old magazines.  The other day, I was going through some old issues, making sure no great recipes would be discarded. That's when I found this Homemade Granola recipe tucked away in one of my Taste of Home magazines.  It was in their Healthy Cooking September 2011 issue.  This granola recipe has become pretty popular around our house, serving it with yogurt.  We also like it served just like a bowl of cereal with milk, and the other day I mixed this granola with my warm oatmeal.  That was tasty!  Granola | My Kitchen AddictionsStart with 8 cups old-fashioned oats.Granola | My Kitchen AddictionsAdd 1 cups finely chopped almonds.  I chose not to chop the almonds, as I love the bigger bites!Granola | My Kitchen AddictionsAdd 1 cup finely chopped pecans.  Again, I roughly chopped these nuts.  I love the larger pieces.  Granola | My Kitchen AddictionsPour in 1/2 cup flake coconut.  This is the only ingredient I hesitated adding.  My husband and other family members don't like coconut.  They haven't noticed there is coconut in the mix, so I hope they don't read this particular post. Granola | My Kitchen AddictionsIn a saucepan, combine brown sugar, oil, honey, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt (I used sea salt).  Heat for 3-4 minutes until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat and add vanilla.  Granola | My Kitchen AddictionsPour the prepared mixture over dry ingredients.Granola | My Kitchen AddictionsStir to coat all ingredients.   Granola | My Kitchen AddictionsTransfer granola mixture to two large baking pans coated with cooking spray.  I use coconut oil spray.  Granola | My Kitchen AddictionsSpread granola, spreading mixture to the edges of pan.Granola | My Kitchen AddictionsThe original recipe says to bake granola at 350 degrees F. for 30-35 minutes.  I lowered my oven to 347 degrees F. and baked granola for 20-25 minutes and it was perfect!  Make sure you stir granola every 5-10 minutes.  Cool completely on wire racks. Store granola in an airtight container.   (Recipe adapted from Taste of Home Healthy Cooking, Delectable Granola, September 2011)  
Homemade Granola
  • 8 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • ½ cup flaked coconut
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a bowl, combine oats, almonds, pecans and coconut. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, oil, honey, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt. heat for 3-4 minutes over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir to coat. Transfer to two 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30-35 minutes or until crisp, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in airtight container. Serve with yogurt, if desired.



  1. Sooooo yummy! I could eat this every morning!!

  2. I seriously LOVE granola. Your site is so cool with the printable recipe cards. Here from SITS, thanks for visiting my blog today.

    • Missouri Farm Chick says:

      Thanks for stopping by Shelly! I have eaten this granola the last three days! Time to make more!

  3. I have been looking for a recipe like this!! It looks great!
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