How to Make Homemade Granola

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Have you ever wondered how something so simple could be so expensive?

It’s crazy how expensive granola can be at the grocery yet it’s so inexpensive and easy to make at home!

We all know that everything homemade tastes better.  Somethings of course, are better than others.  Homemade granola is one that falls into the better category.

Once you’ve made your own, you’ll never go back.  With a variety add-in options, including dried fruit and nuts, you could make a new version every week!

Use this granola for breakfast, to top off a yogurt parfait in your child’s lunch box or just grab a handful to snack on while heading out the door to after school activities.  Simple, delicious and it makes a great gift!


MOMables Homemade Granola
Yields: about 8 cups


  • 6 cups old fashion oats
  • 1 1/2 cups nuts (slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts…)
  • 1 cup shredded sweet coconut
  • 1/2 cup flax seed (golden or toasted)
  • 1/2 cup plus sucanat (or brown sugar)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2TB maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted), butter or vegetable oil
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins, cranberries or dried fruit


  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, sucanat (or brown sugar) oil, and salt.
  4. Combine both mixtures in larger bowl and mix well (yes, sometimes you have to use your hands here) until all is evenly coated.
  5. Pour onto 2 sheet pans. Cook for 50 minutes stirring every 15-20min to achieve an even color.

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About Alison Bickel

Alison lives in the heart of the mid-west where, along with her husband, they raise their three boys. Whether it’s in the garden, the kitchen or tagging along on her boys’ latest adventure she looks for the simple beauty in everyday from behind her lens. On her blog, ‘this homemade life’ Alison shares tales of mothering, her passion for homemade food and obsession with farmer’s markets.