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Home Made Granola - Who Knew It Was THIS Easy?!

Granola at home! This recipe was heavily inspired by Rachel of A Southern Fairy Tale. It's so ridiculously easy... and GOOD. Super duper yummy.

Home Made Granola
Home Made Granola
Home Made Granola


- 6 cups oats (NOT the quick cooking kind)
- 1 cup applesauce
- 2 tablespoons (real) vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons oil (I used olive oil)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup coconut flour (optional, you could also use 1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut)
- 1/2 cup chopped or slivered almonds (optional)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1/2 cup chopped sunflower seeds (optional)
- 1 cup raisins (optional)
- 1 cup dried cranberries (optional)

- In a large bowl combine oats, nuts, seeds, coconut flour (or shredded coconut), and cinnamon.
- In a smaller bowl combine honey, oil, brown sugar and applesauce.
- Pour liquid ingredients over dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Spread over a baking sheet and cook in a 250 degree oven for about 90 minutes, mixing every 30 minutes or so. (You want to remove them when they become a light brown/golden color. They will crisp up after they are completely cooled.)
- Remove from oven & allow to cool. When cooled completely add your dried fruit.
- Enjoy! (I love this with cold milk as a substitute for breakfast cereal, my kids like to snack on it by the handfuls).

Yield: Approximately one gallon sized bag.


  1. This would look really cute in mason jars with a little fabric on top and a bow to hand out at Christmas time.

  2. Look at you go!!!
    I seriously need to look into this coconut flour ;-)

  3. This looks so delicious! Can't wait to try it.

  4. Nice! Can't wait to try this, such a good find! Do you mind if I share this to my friends in Foodista? Just add the foodista widget for granola at the end of this post, and that should do it! The widget will direct readers to this post when they go looking for granola recipes.. Thanks! Looking forward to your next posts xx

    Cheers from Australia,
    Amy @ Foodista

  5. Hi April! It was nice meeting you yesterday at the Carrabba's event. I love granola, but have never made it myself before... I think I'll have to try your recipe since I have everything already sitting in my pantry!!! Make sure you stop by and check out katie's cucina!


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