Homemade Granola is delicious, easy, and so economical to make! The recipe makes 16 servings and costs just $7.18 to make, that’s only $0.40 per serving!
Do you need a healthy snack to munch on that won’t break the bank? We have the perfect recipe for you today! Homemade granola for the win!
I was visiting my sister-in-law Marlee and she had a fresh batch of this homemade granola recipe sitting on her counter. Literally, every time I walked by it, I took a handful. I may have even gone out of my way to walk past it a few times! Then I noticed that my kids were doing the same thing. We could not keep our hands off of it and I am pretty sure we ate the entire batch that weekend.
I begged her to give me her granola recipe and I have been making it regularly ever since. We love to make our homemade yogurt recipe and top it with granola for a yummy healthy treat. We keep it in a container in our pantry for a quick and easily accessible snack.
Skip the store-bought granola and go for this homemade version instead. You will love it!
Homemade Granola Recipe Questions Answered:
Is homemade granola good for you?
Granola is full of healthy ingredients. Oats are full of fiber and iron. Nuts and seeds provide some great protein. While honey is a natural sweetener that can help lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol.
Is it cheaper to make your own granola?
Homemade granola is absolutely less expensive than the store-bought version. An 11 oz bag of granola at Wal-Mart costs $4.13, that’s about $1.50 per cup! That’s expensive friends!
Our granola costs almost half that at $0.80 per cup!
How long does homemade granola last?
If you store granola in an air-tight container it can be stored at room temperature for up to 6 months! It never lasts that long in my house though!
How to Make Granola Recipe:
- First, mix together the oats, honey, oil, vanilla, dry milk, and salt.
- Add in any other add-ins such as nuts, chocolate chips, and coconut flakes.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes at 325 degrees.
- Let cool completely before removing from pan if you want bars. Otherwise, remove to have it crumble into granola and place in an airtight container.
How to get the kids involved with this recipe:
- Ages 2-3: Let them help pour in the ingredients into a large bowl.
- Ages 4-5: Let them help measure the ingredients and mix together in a large bowl.
- Ages 6-8: Let them help measure out the ingredients, mix together, and spread out on a cookie sheet.
- Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
- Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Discover why we love getting the kids involved in the kitchen and more tips in our How to Get Kids Involved In Cooking article.
The flavor and Recipe Variations:
Here are some of our favorite variations:
- Dry fruit
- Chocolate chips
- Sunflower seeds
- Sesame seeds
- Bee pollen
- Chia seeds
- Coconut flakes
What to Serve with Homemade Granola:
How long is this good for:
- Serve: Let cool completely before serving.
- Store: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.
- Freeze: Wrap an airtight container in plastic wrap and place it in the freezer.
How much will this Homemade Granola cost:
RECIPE COST: $7.18
PRICE PER SERVING: $0.40
To find out more about how we price our recipes, check out Budget Recipes Explained.
- 5 cups old fashioned oats – $1.33
- 1 cup dry milk – $1.36
- 1 teaspoon salt – $0.01
- 1 cup honey – $1.88
- 1 cup coconut oil – $1.92
- 1 teaspoon vanilla – $0.68
- Microwave-safe bowl
- large mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
- rimmed baking sheet
- parchment paper or silicone baking mat
- 5 cups oats old fashioned oats
- 1 cup dry milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Move oven rack to middle position and preheat to 325 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
- If you have coconut oil that has solidified (is solid), then place coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and cook for 30-60 seconds on high until liquid.
- In a big bowl mix all of the ingredients together.
- Transfer granola mixture to the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 30-40, stirring every 10 minutes. It’s done when a little more than half the granola is golden.
- Let it cool completely before removing from the pan. Store in an air-tight container.