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bowls of yogurt with granola and berries on it

Healthy Homemade Granola

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 15 min
  • Yield: About 8 cups 1x


Healthy homemade granola made with oats, honey, coconut oil and your choice of add-ins. You'll love this simple healthy breakfast recipe.



Basic 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


  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. Line a big cookie sheet with parchment and grease lightly.
  2. In a large bowl combine the oats, flour, salt, and cinnamon if using, stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the coconut oil, honey, and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients. Mix everything together making sure there are no dry spots.
  5. Add any additions you would like and stir to combine.
  6. Spread granola onto the prepared cookie sheet in an even layer. The pan will be nice and full. Bake for 1 hour.
  7. Remove from the oven and let the granola cool, it will be a deep golden color. 
  8. 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). 
  9. 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.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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