How to Make Homemade Granola

How to Make Homemade Granola

I made this homemade granola recently and when my husband, Taylor, genuinely expressed that it was the best homemade granola he’d ever eaten… I almost cried. I don’t make granola that often and I don’t really have a good reason why I don’t. It’s super easy to throw together, you can literally add whatever your heart desires and its SO good sprinkled on yogurt, smoothie bowls or eaten by itself. I love mine with lots of dried fruits, nuts and of course COCONUT. Is coconut a nut?

Theres actually this on-going joke with my friends that I’m trying to kill my friend Isabelle, who is allergic to coconut, because I literally put it in everything! I promise I’m not, haha.

The sweetness from the dried fruits and dates add the perfect amount of sugary goodness you’d want in a granola. Feel free to play around with different nuts and fruits depending on what you’d like!

 

Homemade Granola

4 cups large flaked oats

1/4 cup large flaked coconut

1/2 cup roughy chopped nuts (1/4 each almonds and pecans)

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup honey (or 1/8 cup agave nectar to make it vegan)

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup dried fruit (1/4 each of strawberries, apricots, pineapple, raisins)

1/4 cup chopped dates

 

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut and nuts. In another bowl mix together the coconut oil, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Pour the wet ingredients into the oats mixture and mix until the oats and nuts are evenly coated.

Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown, stirring the mixture every 10 minutes to prevent burning at the edges.

Remove from the oven, toss in the dried fruit and dates and allow the granola to cool completely. Transfer to an airtight container and enjoy on yogurt, or my favourite, smoothie bowls!

What are some of your favourite ingredients to add to granola?

16 Comments

  1. March 27, 2017 / 9:43 am

    Congratulations on launching babe! I love the design and the whole look! Can’t wait to see more from My Miaou!!! SO amazing.

    xx Gabriella
    pastelsandpastries.com

    • mymiaou
      March 27, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Thank you so much for the love babe!! I’m so excited to share my recipes and life with everyone!! Xx Sab

    • mymiaou
      March 27, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      Bahahha love is pain. 💖

  2. March 27, 2017 / 9:57 am

    This looks super yum! Can’t wait to try this recipe 🙂

    • mymiaou
      March 27, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      Yay!! Yesss! Send me photos when you do, can’t wait to see 😍

  3. March 27, 2017 / 11:01 am

    Oh Yay!! Congratulations on launching your blog! It’s gorgeous and this recipe sounds delicious. I make homemade granola all of the time, so it’s a staple in my house. It’s so easy to make and so much better than anything store-bought.

    I can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with this new blog 🙂

    Jackie
    Something About That

    • mymiaou
      March 27, 2017 / 1:45 pm

      Omg totally agree Jackie! We’re almost done this batch, you’ll have to send me your recipe! I need to try it! 😘 Also thank you so much for the love and for reading. Means the world to me xo

  4. March 27, 2017 / 11:28 am

    Watch out Isabelle! LOL! Love this post, and one day I aspire to actually do something in the kitchen and make this granola!

    xo Joëlle
    La Petite Noob

    • mymiaou
      March 27, 2017 / 1:43 pm

      Haha!! Isabelle beware!! 🙅🏻 Thank you so much for reading and for the love! You can do it boo! I believe in you haha.
      Xx
      Sab

  5. March 27, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    Omg this looks soooo yummy, I deff need to try this out! (but you know now I am with cooking…) ANYWAYS, so proud of you and so happy that you just launched!! Can’t wait for all of the yummy things you’ll write about!

    xo,

    H

    http://firsttimethings.com

    • mymiaou
      March 28, 2017 / 10:38 am

      YAY thank you babe! Officially a blogger! 🙂 Thanks for all the love. xx

    • mymiaou
      March 28, 2017 / 10:37 am

      Thank you girly! I love homemade granola as well, love putting my favourite nuts and fruits in it.. and sometimes chocolate too haha.
      Thank you for reading xx

  6. March 31, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    Looks and sounds so yummy! Definitely going to try this…Congratulations on launching your blog!

    • mymiaou
      March 31, 2017 / 4:02 pm

      Thank you SO much Mary! Let me know how you like it if you end up making it!! Have the best weekend 💕
      Xx Sabrina

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