Homemade granola has become a staple in my cupboard for quite a while now. I started making my own granola after I was unhappy with the granola options you could find at stores. Most of them, even those that pretend to be healthy contain artificial sweeteners and organic options often strike me as entirely overpriced. Buy the ingredients in bulk, and you will save some money as well. Also, you can experiment with the sweetness by adding more or less honey and have control of all the ingredients.
Making granola at home is so easy, you will never buy ready made granola in the store again.
This is not only a great thing to eat as a quick breakfast before work, but also a nice gift to give for a friend or something to bring along on a potluck brunch.
How to Make Homemade Granola
Here is my favorite recipe for homemade granola, but I suggest you go wild and add other kinds of nuts, linseed or even dried pieces of apple or mango – if you are into that. Experiment with different spices. In winter, I tend to add a little bit of cinnamon and cardamon. The possibilities are endless.
- 300 g rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 100 ml maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon honey
Optional: Feel free to swap these with stuff you like to add a personal note to your homemade granola
- Two handfuls of hazelnuts and almonds each
- A pinch of vanilla
- Three pods of cardamon
- Half a teaspoon cinnamon
- 100 g raisins
Preheat the oven to 150 °C.
Add the olive oil, maple syrup, honey and spices to the rolled oats and stir it well. Add the hazelnuts and almonds – or any other nuts or seeds you’d like to add – and give it another good stir. Line a baking tray with a baking sheet and spread the mix onto the tray. Put it in the oven for around 15 – 20 minutes. You might want to stir your mix in between if it browns unevenly.
Take out the tray, add the raisins and let it cool. Afterward, store your granola in a mason jar.
Enjoy your homemade granola with some yogurt, curd or milk.