Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Healthy Homemade Granola-Basic Granola Recipe

Granola is so easy to make at home and also tastes awesome. It is much cheaper than store bought ones which are mostly high on sugar. I have used just rolled oats, nuts and dried fruits to make this granola. It is not only easy to make but you can also customize it by adding your favorite nuts, dried fruits or seeds. I love to have it as such or with greek yogurt topped with seasonal fruits. Today we will learn how to make granola at home following this very easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Homemade Granola

Healthy Homemade Granola-Basic Granola Recipe

Healthy Homemade Granola-Basic Granola Recipe

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 1-2
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast
 Recipe CuisineInternational

   Ingredients needed

   Old fashioned Oats/Rolled Oats- 1 1/4 cup
   Almonds - 1/2 cup chopped
   Pecans - 2 tbsp chopped
   Extra virgin coconut oil - 2 tbsp
   Salt - a pinch
   Cinnamon powder - a pinch (optional)
   Maple syrup - 2 1/2 tbsp
   Vanilla extract - 3/4 tsp
   Raisins - 1/4 cup
   Dried Cranberries - 1/3 cup


Chop almonds and pecans into 2 or 3 pieces.

Pre heat the oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

In a bowl, mix together rolled oats, almonds, pecans (or any nuts of your choice) maple syrup, coconut oil, salt, cinnamon powder and vanilla extract.

Easy Granola Recipe


Spread it on a parchment paper lined baking tray and bake in a pre-heat oven at 180 degrees C for 20-30 minutes. Give it a mix after the first 10 minutes of baking so that the oats does not get burnt.

how to make granola

Bake until the oats slightly browns. Allow it to cool. Then add chopped cranberries, raisins and mix well. Enjoy it as such or with milk or yogurt or ice cream.

Storage and Shelf Life

Store it in an air tight container. Stays fresh for 15-20 days at room temperature.

Healthy Homemade Granola

Note - You can double or triple the quantity. You should use only rolled oats or old fashioned oats for this recipe.

Substitutes - Melted butter for extra virgin coconut oil. Honey for maple syrup.

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  1. Hi Padhu,

    Awesome !!. In India do we get rolled oats ? If yes, could you say where ?

  2. Thanks for the recipe Padhu. Never heard about rolled oats. Where can we buy them? Any brand?

    1. Neetha and Padma
      I got Bob's Red Mill Old fashioned rolled oats. I got it from Canada. You can get it online in amazon. In India it is available in gourmet stores.

  3. Replies
    1. You can try with quick cooking oats. Quaker also has old fashioned oats.

  4. Hi Padhu, I do not see any sugar added. Does maple sugar give the sweetness? Is this sweetness enuf when having it with plain milk? Please advice.

    Great recipe!


    1. Maple syrup, raisins, dried cranberries will give the needed sweetness. But if you want it more sweet, you can add it later when having it with milk.


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