Homemade Granola


Several readers have requested the recipe for my homemade granola recipe.  Recently I had made a few changes so thought I would re-post the recipe.  Over the years I have changed the original recipe and I’m not even sure anymore where I had found it.  I think it taste so much better than store bought.  Everything lined up to use.

homemade granola

6 cups old fashioned Oats
1/3 cup ground flax seed
1/3 cup brown sugar – I do not pack it (add more or less depending on how you want)
1/3 cup canola oil – or your choice
1/3 cup honey
1 cup chopped walnuts – or more
1/4 cup almond butter (could use peanut butter or omit if desired)
1 tablespoon vanilla

Put everything in your mixer and thoroughly mix for a couple minutes.  I do not add salt but if you wish that is up to you – maybe a 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon?  I lightly spray a deep baking pan with Pam Spray and spread it evenly.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, stir and put back in the oven for 8 minutes more – stir again – if it is browned to your liking take the mixture out and let it cool completely before storing in an air tight container.  This makes about 9 to 10 cups – It gets made every 10 days for sure!  I eat it every morning with some frozen raspberries and/or blueberries and almond milk. I usually do not get hungry again until noon or later.

Before baking it looks like this


After baking – nice and browned.


Store in container

homemade granola



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10 comments… add one
  • Robin Jul 27, 2017

    Your recipe is similar to mine except I put in wheat germ instead of flax seeds. I make it in the MW so it is chewy rather than crunchy. I’ve wanted to bake it for a little crunch and now I know temp and time. Thanks. I love the way I don’t get hungry again for about 5 hrs.

    • Karen Jul 27, 2017

      me to – it fills me up – I like crunchy – never thought to try it chewy!

  • Isabella Jul 27, 2017

    Looks good! I too make homemade granola, but mine is low sugar. Making your own is much more cost effective the store bought granola and you can adjust it to fit your dietary needs and tastes. Great post Karen.
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    • Karen Jul 27, 2017

      well to me this is low sugar LOL – the sugar and honey are low amount for 9-10 servings I think, I could cut it a little more I suppose.

  • Marianne Jul 28, 2017

    I started using almond butter after you posted about it a while ago – it’s really nice to use. I use pecans these days since I buy them when we go to Alabama, and I always add raisins or craisins after it comes out of the oven. However, I don’t make granola much in summer – too hot! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • Karen Jul 28, 2017

      I have got to the point where I don’t think about not using the oven because it is summer – I don’t use it a lot but the A/C is on and the granola doesn’t take a long time to bake also some other things now and then – I feel that the almonds plus the walnuts give the granola a really heart healthy leaning to it along with ground flax seed.

  • Dottie bishaw Jul 28, 2017

    Thank you for the recipe Karen. It sounds delicious, I’m going to try it, you made me hungry just looking at it, lol!

    • Karen Jul 28, 2017

      thanks Dottie – I find when I eat this I get my serving of oats and sometimes I’m not hungry all morning because it fills me up

  • Vickie Aug 13, 2017

    I’m always on the lookout for ways to cut calories and one day I found what I consider to be the perfect granola recipe for me. The oil is replaced by unsweetened applesauce and cooked in the microwave for 8 minutes (6 cups of oatmeal). Every 2 minutes I stir it so it never gets mushy, in fact is crunchy. I let it cool and store it in the freezer

    • Karen Aug 13, 2017

      sounds interesting. I need to watch my cholesterol right now but don’t really need to loose weight – the applesauce sounds good in it

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