Best Homemade Granola Recipe: This Easy Homemade Granola Powers You Up With Taste, Not Refined Sugar by Jan Mostrom

2 months ago

Homemade granola is a great way to power up your family with nutrition. And you'll never want store-bought granola again after you try this easy, delicious granola recipe that's loaded with taste, not refined sugar. If you want it gluten-free, just substitute with gluten-free oats. Perfect for breakfast or a snack to give you energy later in the day.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: Makes about 6 cups


  • 5 cups oats or gluten-free oats
  • 3/4 cup grapeseed oil (or coconut oil)
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup slivered almonds (or walnuts or pecans)
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon, to taste
  • 1 cup dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, apricot pieces, etc.)

Here's how to make it:

  1. Mix oats, oil, maple syrup and vanilla together well and place on a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (not necessary, but makes clean-up easier). 
  2. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F, stirring well every 10 minutes. 
  3. For the last 10 minutes of baking, add the flax seeds. 
  4. When browned to your liking, remove from oven and sprinkle with cinnamon to taste, and add the dried fruit.

Top with your favorite berries, yogurt or milk, and enjoy your healthy homemade granola!

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Meredith Schneider
Oh Jan Mostrom I so need to make this! Looks amazing! Great for a quick healthy snack.
Jan Mostrom
Meredith Schneider did you ever give the granola a try? Just made another batch and it's so easy and yummy!
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
Love this Jan Mostrom !
Grape seed and Flax have so many wonderful benefits .. and the almonds for protein!!
( any of our nut allergy friends maybe can sprinkle in protein powder instead )
Jan Mostrom
I LOVE the idea of protein powder Dr. Shayna Mancuso! I've never thought of that! Thanks so much for the inspiration:)
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I am grateful that you thought of me for your latest batch of this divine granola, Jan Mostrom - we all enjoyed it so much! XOXO
Jan Mostrom
Elisa All Schmitz 30SecondMom anytime I have some for you! I love having it in the house, and the smell is amazing. But, you know, I love giving it away as much!

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