Homemade Granola


1/2 box of old-fashioned oats (any kind of whole rolled oats)

1/2 box of quick oats

(or for the above, divide a box of whole rolled oats in half, and pulse 1/2 of it in a food processor or blender)

2 TBS cinnamon

1 TBS salt

1 C brown sugar

1 C ground flax (“flaxseed meal,” etc)

1 C ground bran (“wheat bran,” etc – can omit if you need to)

1 C wheat germ

3/4 C melted butter

3/4 C oil

1 C honey (add into the oil in a big measuring cup – helps it slide right out)

2 TBS vanilla

(NOTE: obviously, this will make a LOT.  Be prepared!  Add anything in that you like – dried fruit, chocolate chips, almonds…)


Preheat your oven to 350°.  Do not grease the cookie sheets you’ll use.

Mix the dry ingredients in a LARGE bowl or pot.  You can use your hands or anything you like (guess what I use?).  Melt the butter and combine the other wet ingredients into it.  Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and mix well. 

Spread out about two 1-C. measuring cups on a cookie sheet.  I tried this on a baking stone once, and it can be a little messy.  A lot messy.  You may want to use cookie sheets that have a lip all the way around.

Bake the granola at 350° for 10-12 minutes.  Remove it from the oven, stir, and cool it to room temperature.  Meanwhile, put the next batch in the oven.


When all the granola has completely cooled, store it in a large sealed container…or a lot of little ones.  You should have about 20 cups full.


3 thoughts on “Homemade Granola

  1. Pingback: Homemade Granola | The Full Vine

  2. With just the two of us and my menu is so limited, do you suppose I could cut the
    recipe in half? I could pass it around to friends.

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