Healthy homemade granola made with oats, honey, coconut oil and your choice of add-ins. You’ll love this simple healthy breakfast recipe.
- 6 cups uncooked oats (old fashioned or quick oats or a mix of the two)
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour or oat flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Add 3 more cups of any combination of these (if using none, add an additional cup of oats):
- chopped nuts or seed
- dried fruit
- unsweetened coconut flakes
- chocolate chips (add after it bakes and cools, and probably not more than a cup of them total)
- I also like to add 1-2 tablespoon of cinnamon or other similar spices
- Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. Line a big cookie sheet with parchment and grease lightly.
- In a large bowl combine the oats, flour, salt, and cinnamon if using, stir to combine.
- In a small bowl whisk together the coconut oil, honey, and vanilla.
- Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients. Mix everything together making sure there are no dry spots.
- Add any additions you would like and stir to combine.
- Spread granola onto the prepared cookie sheet in an even layer. The pan will be nice and full. Bake for 1 hour.
- Remove from the oven and let the granola cool, it will be a deep golden color.
- Once the granola has cooled break it into smaller pieces as you see fit (we like some chunky and eat it like a cookie and some we break up small in our bowls for cold cereal).
- Store in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge if you aren’t going through it very quickly.
- This recipe is very forgiving. If I am feeling cheap or plain I don’t add any nuts or dried fruit. The plain-jane granola is excellent with yogurt and berries. Do add an additional cup of oats if you aren’t adding any other extras.
- I like to make this recipe on a silicone baking mat. It helps keep the mess at a minimum. Do you have one yet?
- We loved a cup each of unsweetened coconut flakes, salted sunflower seeds, and chopped pecans in this recipe, they’re a really good combination and the one I make the most often.
- To make oat flour just add some oats to a blender or food processor and blend until it creates a nice flour, measure after blending.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
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