The Best Easy Homemade Granola Recipe

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 75 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 14 1x


Easy, delicious, homemade granola is the perfect way to start your day!



  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/31/2 cup liquid sweetener, such as date puree, raw honey, maple syrup, prune puree*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3.5 cups rolled oats (can replace up to half with steel cut oats)
  • 3 cups nuts and seeds (sliced almonds & sunflower seeds are usually cheapest, I like 1 c pecans, 1 c sliced almonds, and 1 c sunflower seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (& 1 tsp nutmeg if you have it, but definitely not needed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • optional: add ins: ground flaxseed, hempseed, shredded coconut


  1. Melt the butter on the stove or in the microwave and stir in the liquid sweetener until well combined. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients – oats, nuts, seeds, cinnamon, salt, and any optional ingredients. Stir well.
  3. Add the liquids to the bowl of dry ingredients and stir well.
  4. Spread the raw granola out on two baking sheets. Bake on about 250 for 60-90 minutes or until crunchy.


If you are fine with sugar and you want to use brown sugar, just melt it into the butter before mixing.

FOR BIG CLUMPS: Cook for 60-75 minutes, then turn the oven off and let the granola cool in the oven for several hours or overnight.

FOR PALEO: Omit the oats and double the nuts and seeds. You can also use coconut oil or ghee.

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