The simplest and most forgiving recipe for granola you’ll ever make. This homemade granola recipe will offer you health and great taste for your morning routine or your snack cravings throughout the day. The hardest part about making this recipe is not eating it all in one sitting.
Homemade Granola Recipe
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup dried cranberries, or other preferred dried fruit
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Combine the canola oil and the honey in a large bowl. **If you measure the canola first and then the honey in the same measuring cup the honey will not stick so much and your measurement will be fairly accurate.
- Add the nutmeg and the salt to the same bowl and whisk until mixed well.
- Stir in the oats, almonds, and dried fruit. **Better to use a rubber spatula than a spoon probably.
- Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper and pour on your granola mixture.
- Flatten out evenly with your spatula.
- Bake for 30 minutes stirring half way.
- Let cool until the granola is no longer wet and sticky.
Homemade Granola Recipe Tips:
- Our dried cranberries bake well within the mixture, but often other dried fruit will burn while in the oven, so you can add them after baking by stirring them right onto the cookie sheet before letting the oats and almonds cool.
- Your granola will be “wet” when pulled out of the oven. To know if your granola is done, look at the color of the oats and almonds. You’ll want them to be a dark brown.
- Substitutions: If you’re out of canola oil, you can use olive oil, sunflower oil, even vegetable oil.
- Substitutions: If you don’t have enough honey, feel free to substitute with maple syrup… this will change the taste of your granola considerably, so this really is a taste preference