How To Make Granola

How to Make Granola

So I have now been sitting at my computer for a good hour or so. Trying to figure out what to write about this delicious granola recipe I put together this week.

And…. nothing.

Writer’s block. Blogger’s block.

Block. Arg.


Funny thing is that I really want to talk about this recipe. It’s amazing. It lasted like no seconds in our pantry because of just how darn good it was. The kids wanted it for their cereal. Dustin and i wanted it on our yogurt. And just as a quick snack.

But I just cant’s think of anything super impressive or clever to write about this lovely recipe.


Maybe if I keep writing, something will come to me.  Something super interesting and worth putting in a blog post.

Something awe-inspiring or motivational or maybe even deep.


Something.  Please.  Anything.


Guess it wasn’t meant to be.  Ah well, at least the recipe speaks for itself.

Sorry, people.  I got nothing.

BUT if you wanna watch my video to see just how easy this granola is to make, check this out…

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If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think by leaving a comment and rating it. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #asweetpeachef on Instagram! I LOVE seeing what you come up with. Enjoy!

5 from 6 votes
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Easy Homemade Granola
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
This is a super tasty, easy and versatile granola recipe.
Categories: Snack
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: how to make granola
Servings: 8
Calories: 183 kcal
Author: A Sweet Pea Chef
  • 3 cups uncooked rolled oats not instant
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup dried fruit (no sugar added, if possible) I used 1/3 cup dried apricots and 1/3 cup raisins, diced
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds I used whole almonds
  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the rolled oats, coconut sugar, cinnamon and salt.

  3. In a different bowl mix the raw honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract.

  4. Keeping the nuts and dried fruit to the side mix the wet and dry ingredients.

  5. Spread the mixture onto a backing sheet lined with parchment paper and stick into the oven for 10 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and toss everything around evenly.

  7. Put back into the oven for 7-10 minutes.

  8. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes.

  9. Once cool break up the pieces into a mixing bowl combine with the dried fruit and nuts.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Granola
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 299mg9%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

17 thoughts on “How To Make Granola

  1. 5 stars
    Very easy to make, and very yummy. I added cashews, sliced almonds and dried cranberries. was a hit! My question is how to store the finished product. Refrigerate? Can I freeze it, if so for how long?

  2. 5 stars
    Made my first batch of granola and may never go back to store bought again! So easy and I know exactly what is in it. Plus super affordable. I wish I tried your recipe years ago when you posted it first. Very good. Quick snack, car snack, yogurt topper for sure.

  3. I made it to your recipe and it’s delicious!! Can you substitute the vegetable oil for coconut oil and the brown sugar for coconut sugar? Thanks!

  4. 5 stars
    My daughter and I made this Sunday after searching through the grocery store for granola and not being satisfied with anything on the shelves. Then I had a thought – I wonder if Lacey has a granola recipe and voila! So easy to make and my daughter (who has never liked granola) asked for this in her lunch every day this week! Your website has such wonderful recipes, blogs and photos. Keep up the great work!

    1. Jeanne, you just totally made me smile. I love that you thought of me when searching for a recipe! I’m also so happy your daughter enjoyed this granola. My girls LOVE it as well – so good, right?! 🙂

      1. We are on our 4th batch since discovering it!! It’s so good! We have made a few things from your site–it’s a great resource and we can’t wait to discover more great ideas!!

  5. Made this tonight and the whole family loved it. It didn’t even make it to the storage container and everyone kept taking handfuls. Super easy to make too. Thanks!!!

  6. 5 stars
    I have always wanted to know how to do this. The last time I made it I overcooked the oats. Now I see the other secret is to add the fruit and nuts after the cooking is done. I’m going to try this again. Wish me luck.

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