This easy granola recipe is our family’s favorite. It is super quick to make and lasts for weeks in an airtight container and will last for months if frozen. It is the perfect item to batch cook ahead of time for smoother mornings. This is also a fraction of the cost of store-bought granola.
This granola recipe is really more of a formula than a traditional recipe. In the most simple terms, it is seven cups of dry ingredients combined with one cup of wet ingredients. This is mixed up and then baked slowly.
Easy Granola Recipe Tips
The beauty of this recipe is you can easily change it up every time you make it. If you want to double this recipe, go ahead, but don’t cook more than one “batch” per cookie sheet. Otherwise, it is really hard to cook evenly. For instance, if you double this recipe (and you will want to) simply bake it on two cookie sheets instead of one.
Possible Dry Ingredients
Almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, pinenuts, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, etc.
Possible Wet Ingredients
Peanut butter, honey, butter, oil, pure maple syrup, coconut oil, etc.
Other Ingredients to Spice Up Your Granola
Feel free to experiment with this granola recipe as much as you want but the following items should be mixed in after it is baked.
Coconut, dried berries, raisins, Craisins.
Spices to Add to Your Granola
Feel free to spice it up cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, etc.
Easy Granola Recipe: Quick Prep and Kid-Friendly
This granola recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prep and will last weeks in an airtight container and months in the freezer.
- 4 Cups Rolled oats
- 3 Cups Any combination of: peanuts, almonds, pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.
- 1/4 Cup Melted butter
- 1/4 Cup Peanut butter
- 1/2 Cup Brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients in large bowl and set aside.
Melt butter and pour into medium-sized glass bowl. Add in peanut butter and brown sugar. Place in oven for 2-3 minutes then remove and stir (this step will heat the peanut butter enough to make mixing easier, but won’t burn it).
Pour wet ingredients over dry and mix thoroughly.
Spread evenly on large cookie sheet with edge. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir granola, then bake for another 15 minutes. Stir granola once more and cook for 15 more minutes (for a total of 45 minutes).
Let cool completely and store in an airtight container.
Have you ever made granola from scratch? If you have a favorite please share it in the comments below.