If you love granola as much as I do, then you will be thrilled with this homemade granola recipe. This homemade granola is slightly sweet with just the right amount of crunch. It really is the best.
Farmhouse Homemade Granola Recipe
Do you love granola? Me too! Did you know that you can make granola at home and it’s super easy and SO SO good? Today I am sharing my farmhouse homemade granola recipe. It’s the very best and I think you will agree.
Once you try homemade granola, you won’t go back to store-bought. I make a big batch and my kids and husband devour it within a few days.
We love to put it on our homemade yogurt(spoiler alert, that recipe is
next ;), use it as cereal and even just eat it by the handful for a quick snack.
This granola stores wonderfully in a jar or container of your choice.
This granola recipe is gluten free, made with unrefined oils and naturally sweetened. You just can’t beat homemade granola packed with the very best ingredients.
If you want the granola sweeter, try adding some chocolate chips after the granola has baked.
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Is Homemade Granola Healthy?
Yes! This recipe is made with whole grains, sweetened with honey or maple syrup and uses unrefined coconut oil. This freshly baked granola is packed with delicious and healthy ingredients.
Is It Worth It Making Your Own Granola?
It definitely is! You can save quite a lot of money by buying these ingredients in bulk and making large or normal sized batches. Granola in the grocery stores has become quite expensive – the type we buy that has the least offensive ingredients is around $7.00 per bag and we can eat that in just a few days if we aren’t careful.
The ingredients in this homemade granola recipe are simple and inexpensive.
Is Eating Homemade Granola Healthy?
This homemade granola has whole grains which offers a good bit of fiber. Fiber fills you up and helps to keep you feeling more full for longer. Dried fruits and nuts also contain antioxidants and vitamin E which has been shown to lower inflammation in the body.
Why Is My Homemade Granola Not Crunchy?
When making the granola, make sure that all the dry ingredients get completely covered with the coconut oil and honey or maple syrup. Stir the mixture well and make sure everything is coated. You can increase the baking time by a few minutes and make sure to let your granola set up at room temperature before moving it to a glass storage container.
Try not to stir the granola while it is hot, fresh out of the oven. Allow it to cool, as it sits, right in the baking sheet. This will help you get that desired crunch.
How Many Days Does Homemade Granola Last?
I have stored our homemade granola at room temperature in a glass container for up to 3 weeks without issues. You can store it in the fridge if you need it to last longer and it also freezes well!
What Is The Best Way To Eat The Granola?
Oh there are so many options! Our favorite way is as a topping for our homemade raw milk yogurt. It’s just the best.
Another favorite is to use it as a cereal, just add some milk and you are good to go.
My husband’s favorite way to eat homemade granola is by the handful 😉 He walks by the jar and just can’t help himself.
Buying In Bulk for Homemade Granola
I am a huge fan of buying ingredients in bulk. I haven’t always done this and there was definitely a time in my life where that idea was overwhelming or just didn’t make sense. Family size, finances etc. But recently Azure Standard starting delivering to my area and I have been so pleased with the cost savings we have been able to enjoy when ordering from them.
- Organic Rolled Oat – I like to buy the organic rolled oats from amazon. This is a brand that I know and trust.
- Raw Pecans – I buy these in bulk from Azure Standard.
- Unrefined Coconut Oil – I also get this in bulk from Azure standard linked above.
- Maple Syrup or Honey – I have had great success with both of these but if you use honey the granola will tend to get a little dark. So just be aware of that and watch it closely.
- Vanilla Extract – Bulk buy from azure 🙂 I’m seeing a trend, ha!
- Salt – I always use redmond real salt. Been using it for 12+ years and I love it. I get a big bag from amazon every 6 months or so.
- Cinnamon – I buy the big container from amazon.
- Dried fruit like raisins, craisins, apricots etc – Another azure bulk buy here – I get the big box of raisins every 6 months or so.
- Unsweetened Coconut(optional) – I don’t use a ton of this, so I just grab a bag from the local grocery store as needed.
- 5 c. Gluten free, organic rolled oats
- 2 c. Raw pecans, coarsely chopped or left halved
- 1.5 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 3/4 c. Unrefined coconut oil
- 1 c. Maple syrup(or honey)
- 1.5 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 3/4 c. Dried fruit like raisins, craisins
- Sprinkle of unsweetened coconut(optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. And line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium size pot on medium heat, melt the coconut oil and add the maple syrup.
To the coconut oil and maple syrup, add oats, pecans, salt, cinnamon and vanilla.
Pour in an even layer onto the parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Stir the mixture half way through baking.
When done, let the mixture set on the counter for 45 minutes to an hour to harden up. At this point, add the raisins or dried fruit. Transfer to a half gallon or gallon mason jar to store.