Easy, healthy, and delicious is my motto for kid-friendly recipes. Made with only 6 ingredients, this homemade granola is satisfyingly crunchy with just a touch of sweetness.
Also, this recipe is nut-free! If you have a family member who has a nut allergy or your child is in a nut-free classroom at school, you know how difficult it can be to find nut-free foods. After I could not find any granola in stores that was nut-free, I decided to make my own.
Homemade granola is very versatile too. There are lots of optional add-ins to customize this recipe with all your favorites. If you love nuts in granola, you can always add in some pecans or slivered almonds.
Easy & Healthy Granola Recipe
Try this simple and delicious granola over a bowl of yogurt for your next breakfast!
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolls oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 cup nuts of choice
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Notes: For the oats, old-fashioned rolled oats hold up better for baking compared to quick oats.
For the oil, I tend to use olive oil for everything to keep things simple. Coconut oil would be tasty too, if you are not trying to keep your recipe nut-free.
Preheat oven to 275 degree Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine your oats, cinnamon and salt.
Add the honey and oil. Mix until the oats are well covered.
Spread the mixture onto the lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring the granola halfway through.
When you remove the granola from the oven, it will still feel soft. As it cools for about 30 minutes, it will harden. When cool, add the cranberries or any other optional add-ins.
After the granola is fully cool, it can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Have you tried this granola recipe yet? Leave any comments or questions below!