Homemade Granola filled with almonds, brown sugar and peanut butter! There's no going back to the store version once you've tasted this! Let me show you how to make this very delicious breakfast or snack recipe in your own kitchen.
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This Recipe for Homemade Granola has been updated since it first appeared in 2011 with new photos and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!
Here's what the photos looked like back in 2011. I think you'll agree that this post really needed to be updated!
Recipe for Homemade Granola
This is a pretty basic recipe for homemade granola. Meaning, you can add your favorite stir in's to the granola after it has baked and cooled.
I like to keep the recipe pretty simple, but please feel free to add raisins, dried fruit or even mini chocolate chips. If you do add chocolate chips, you're going to want to wait until the granola is completely cooled or they will melt. Anything is possible when you make a recipe from scratch at home in your own kitchen.
One year I even made homemade granola to give as gifts to family and friends. I think it makes a very nice hostess gift as well.
Helpful Kitchen Tools
- Baking Trays
- Measuring Cups
- Mason Jars or air-tight containers to store the granola
- Wide Mouth Funnel - trust me, you want one of these to help you get the granola into the mason jars without it going all over the counter top.
- Old-Fashioned Oats
- Chopped Peanuts
- Sunflower Seeds
- Slivered Almonds
- Melted Butter
- Peanut Butter
- Brown Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
Combine the dry ingredients in large bowl and set aside. Place the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and melt it in 15 - 30 second intervals until it is completely melted.
Then add in the peanut butter and brown sugar. Continue heating in the microwave in 15 second intervals to heat up the peanut butter long enough to make mixing easier.
How to Combine the Wet and Dry Ingredients
Pour wet ingredients over dry and mix thoroughly. Spread evenly on large baking sheet that has an edge.
How to Bake the Granola
Bake the granola in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove the baking tray, stir the granola, then bake for another 15 minutes.
Stir granola once more and cook for 15 more minutes (for a total of 45 minutes).
Let cool completely and store in an airtight container.
What can I make with Homemade Granola
This granola is perfect for enjoying as is for a snack or with a bowl of yogurt or as cereal with fruit. I like to add it to the top of applesauce that's been heated in the microwave for 30 seconds.
How to Store Homemade Granola
- Once the granola has cooled, you can store it in an airtight container to keep it fresh.
- I like to store my homemade granola in mason jars. They work great at keeping everything fresh and look great in my pantry.
- You can also freeze the granola in a freezer-safe container or freezer-safe bag for up to 4 months.
Is Homemade Granola Healthy for You?
YES! Many store-bought granola recipes are made up of a combination of healthy and not-so-healthy ingredients. Which is why it’s important and so much better for you to make it homemade. That way you can control exactly what goes into the granola.
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More Easy Delicious Breakfast Recipes:
- Banana Nut Bread
- Homemade Blueberry Muffins
- How to Give Homemade Granola as Gifts
- Chocolate Chip Pecan Granola
- 4 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup chopped peanuts
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- ¼ cup melted butter
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Combine dry ingredients in large bowl and set aside.
- Place the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and melt it in 15 - 30 second intervals until it is completely melted.
- Then add in the peanut butter and brown sugar. Continue heating in the microwave in 15 second intervals to heat up the peanut butter long enough to make mixing easier.
- Pour wet ingredients over dry and mix thoroughly.
- Spread evenly on large cookie sheet with edge. Bake for 15 minutes.
- Stir granola, then bake for another 15 minutes.
- Stir granola once more and cook for 15 more minutes (for a total of 45 minutes).
- Let cool completely and store in an airtight container.
You can stir in chocolate chips after the granola has cooled.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 563mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 9g
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