Homemade Granola

by Jul 23rd, 2010 // Breakfast, Recipes

Homemade Granola

My friend Alma has done a lot of experimenting with granola and has always sworn by her recipe. I love to keep a jar of granola in the house so I thought we should give her recipe a try! My kid agreed. He finds reasons to sprinkle it on just about everything – he especially likes a yogurt parfait.

I’ve made granola before but I think Alma is right, this one is really special. Might be the toasted coconut. (Dana, I know I lost you at coconut!) We followed Alma’s Very Own Granola Recipe, but changed up the dried fruit and added pepitas. Now for the recipe…

Homemade Granola Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins  Cooking Time: 45 mins

Ingredients:
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup water
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup raisins
handful of pepitas

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Wisk together honey, oil and water. Set aside. Combine oats, almonds, pepitas and coconut in a large bowl and toss with the honey mixture until evenly moistened. Spread it out on a rimmed cookie sheet lined with a Silpat (or parchment paper). Bake for 45 minute, stirring once or twice to evenly brown. Remove from oven and stir in the cherries and raisins. Cool completely on the cookie sheet before storing in airtight container or bags.

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Alma's Granola.

18 Comments on “Homemade Granola”

  1. 1.) Kathy - Panini Happy
    July 26th, 2010

    I've never made my own granola before but I think I may soon give it a try. This combo sounds pretty great!

  2. 2.) Julie
    July 27th, 2010

    This looks great – I can't wait to make it. Thanks for posting this recipe 🙂 By the way, I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old who both love to cook – so I love that you post kid-friendly recipes…not just in terms of friendly to their picky palate, but also kid-friendly in terms of letting them help with the preparing.

  3. 3.) Nicole
    July 29th, 2010

    This looks delightful – you can never go back to store bought after this!

  4. 4.) jon
    July 30th, 2010

    Definitely going to make this

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  6. 6.) sweetie
    August 18th, 2010

    hello, did you overlook adding the cranberries in the recipe directions?

    hello to your kid!

  7. 7.) Summer
    August 23rd, 2010

    Sounds like a wonderful healthy snack, Im gonna try it

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    September 22nd, 2010

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  9. 9.) Jill
    September 28th, 2010

    What are pepitas?

  10. 10.) Jill
    October 5th, 2010

    Wonderful, our favorite of your recipes so far! So easy to make.

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  15. 15.) Nadia
    November 26th, 2014

    Can you use fresh cranberries or it has to be dried?

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  17. […] Apricot, Cherry, Blueberry Homemade Granola For Printable Recipe, Click here! Makes: About 5 cups Granola 3 cups Rolled Oats (Not Quick-Cooking Oats) 1 cup Sliced Almonds ¼ cup Water 1/3 cup Canola Oil ½ cup Honey ½ teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract 1 cup Chopped Dried Apricots ½ cup Chopped Dried Cherries ¼ cup Dried Blueberries Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.  Set aside until needed. In a large bowl, toss together the rolled oats and almonds. In a small bowl, whisk together the water, canola oil, honey, and vanilla.  Add the wet mixture to the rolled oats and almonds and toss to coat.  Continue tossing until all the almonds and rolled oats are completely coated in the wet mixture.  Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet. Bake the granola until the rolled oats and the almonds are completely toasted and almost all the liquid has been soaked up.  Remove from the oven and add the apricots, cherries, and blueberries to the baking sheet.  Toss together and place back in the oven for 5 minutes.  You just want to dried fruit to soak up some of the liquid.  Remove the granola from the oven and allow it to cool completely on the baking sheet.  Transfer to a sealed container. This granola lasts quite some time.  We have always finished the whole batch within 1 month and it has tasted great each time.  Recipe adapted from Cooking with My Kid.  […]

  18. […] Apricot, Cherry, Blueberry Homemade Granola For Printable Recipe, Click here! Makes: About 5 cups Granola 3 cups Rolled Oats (Not Quick-Cooking Oats) 1 cup Sliced Almonds ¼ cup Water 1/3 cup Canola Oil ½ cup Honey ½ teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract 1 cup Chopped Dried Apricots ½ cup Chopped Dried Cherries ¼ cup Dried Blueberries Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.  Set aside until needed. In a large bowl, toss together the rolled oats and almonds. In a small bowl, whisk together the water, canola oil, honey, and vanilla.  Add the wet mixture to the rolled oats and almonds and toss to coat.  Continue tossing until all the almonds and rolled oats are completely coated in the wet mixture.  Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet. Bake the granola until the rolled oats and the almonds are completely toasted and almost all the liquid has been soaked up.  Remove from the oven and add the apricots, cherries, and blueberries to the baking sheet.  Toss together and place back in the oven for 5 minutes.  You just want to dried fruit to soak up some of the liquid.  Remove the granola from the oven and allow it to cool completely on the baking sheet.  Transfer to a sealed container. This granola lasts quite some time.  We have always finished the whole batch within 1 month and it has tasted great each time.  Recipe adapted from Cooking with My Kid.  […]

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