Recipe from Bites: Homemade Granola

by Jessie on May 24, 2012

Homemade Granola from This Beautiful Frugal Life

This was the first granola recipe I’ve ever made and I’m now on a serious granola kick.  It is fantastic served with this homemade yogurt.


4 cups rolled oats, uncooked
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/2 – 1 cup nuts, chopped (Use whatever is in your cabinet. This batch included hazelnuts, almonds, pecans and peanuts)
1/4 cup honey, warmed to liquid
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup dried fruit (I used raisins)


Preheat oven to 325. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. In a glass measuring cup, warm honey until it is no longer viscous. Add oil and butter and stir.

Drizzle the honey mixture over the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Evenly spread the mixture on a large baking sheet. Bake until golden and crunchy, 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Add dried fruit after you remove from the oven.

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Lorri May 26, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Just made some granola. I can not wait for it to cool!


Kim October 15, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Yum! I heard over at Smitten Kitchen that keeping the granola in the freezer prevents the dried fruit from making the granola soft (less crispy)… it works for us!


Heidi October 16, 2012 at 9:46 am

I made a lot of granola last winter and gave it to teachers as gifts. Try this recipe too! It’s delicious with dried cranberries, but I just sprinkled some in when I would eat it, to avoid the softening issue.


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