I’ve been buying granola from the store for years. And years. And years. My last recollection of homemade granola is from a very young age, when my dad would make it. I really haven’t tasted it since then. The other day I decided that homemade granola sounded good, so I whipped up a recipe and it turned out to be DELICIOUS.
I was in the middle of a really busy day of coaching and seriously needed a mental break, so I threw some things together and baked them. I was pleasantly surprised at how tasty my granola concoction turned out to be – here is what I came up with!
The beautiful thing about this recipe is that it is totally customizable (not to mention that it’s incredibly easy). The foundation of oats pairs well with any sort of mix-ins your heart desires OR you could do what I did and just see what’s in your cupboard 😉 On this go-around I added a cranberry cashew trail mix, some hemp seeds and a few coconut flakes to snazz things up! Get creative with it!
One of the craziest things about homemade granola is realizing how budget-friendly it is – boujee granolas are at a premium these days but girllllll you’ve got the power to make your own at home, customized to just how you like it!
This homemade granola recipe is simple AND customizable – add in your favorite mix-ins or clean out your pantry for the perfect granola creation!
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup mix-ins of choice (trail mix, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, etc.)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl combine all dry ingredients.
Pour the melted coconut oil, honey and vanilla extract over the dry ingredients.
When thoroughly combined spread on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with your choice of non-stick spray.
Bake for a total of 15-20 minutes, stirring at the 10-minute mark.
Let cool and enjoy!
PER SERVING (1/3 cup):
233 cals ~ 13g fat ~ 25g carb ~ 4g protein
If you’re looking for another easy recipe for breakfast meal prepping check out these High-Protein Chocolate Breakfast Muffins!