Homemade Granola

This homemade granola is a staple in our house. It it great with milk as a replacement for breakfast cereal, and it makes a delicious parfait with some plain yogurt and frozen berries! I use the dehydrator to make it but you could also dry it in the oven with the same results.

Homemade Granola (adapted from Sue Gregg’s More Than Breakfasts)

Ingredients

  • 8 cups rolled oats (quick oats will work but regular is best)
  • 1/2 cup honey (preferably local and raw)
  • 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil (can substitute you oil of choice)
  • 2 tsp maple syrup (real please, not “Hungry Jack” or fake syrup)
  • 2 tsp vanilla (read how to make your own)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup nuts & add-Ins (we like almonds, peanuts, and sunflower seeds)

Directions

  1. Mix oats and add-ins in a large bowl (I use my Kitchen Aid Mixer)
  2. Melt coconut oil in a saucepan
  3. Remove from heat and add honey, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon
  4. Start mixer on lowest speed and slowly add in liquid mixture
  5. Mix until all oats and nuts are coated
  6. Spread on dehydrator sheets (this fill 3 trays in my Excalibur)
  7. Dry for 6-8 hours on low setting (about 115) or until oats aren’t moist to the tough
  8. The mixture will crisp up as it cools

Granola on Dehydrator Tray

Oven Drying:

Bake for 20-30 minutes at 300 degrees, stirring every 10 minutes until dry

The original instructions say to store in the refrigerator or freezer but I haven’t had any problem storing this out on the counter. Also, if you don’t have maple syrup on hand (I often don’t) you can replace the maple syrup with honey. It just isn’t quite as tasty. 🙂

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Melissa says:

    This recipe looks great- been looking for a new granola recipe!

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