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best homemade granola

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Nikki Lawrence
Excelsior Springs, MO

My husband loves granola, so I set out to make some since its so expensive to buy. I took the best from several recipes. He eats his on yogurt every morning for breakfast.

(1 rating)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For best homemade granola

  • 2 1/2 c
    oats, old fashioned
  • 2/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed, light
  • 1/3 c
    almonds, sliced
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/3 c
    peanut butter, optional
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How To Make best homemade granola

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  • 2
    Spray a 15X10 baking sheet (jelly roll pan) with nonstick cooking spray
  • 3
    In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients, oats, flour, brown sugar, almond slices, cinnamon, and nutmeg
  • 4
    In a microwave safe bowl combine wet ingredients, honey, butter, peanut butter (if using) and microwave until butter is melted. Stir and then add vanilla.
  • 5
    Pour melted mixture over oat mixture, stir well
  • 6
    Spread into your baking dish and make sure it is spread out well.
  • 7
    Bake for 70-75 minutes, stir or flip half way through. Towards the end it will smell a little too done but mine has always been fine.
  • 8
    When its finished it will still be a little soft, stir and break it up a couple times as its cooling and it will crisp up. I store mine in a gallon size Ziploc bag but any air tight container will work. You can add dried fruit at this point as you are mixing it up!