Easy Homemade Granola

This easy granola can be mixed up and tossed into the oven in less than ten minutes and is a great holiday gift for teachers and coaches.

Total prep time: 30 minutes

Makes: 16 cups of cereal

In a very large bowl combine:

  • 12 c. oats
  • 1 T. cinnamon
  • 4 c. “goodies”– nuts, raisins, sunflower seeds, coconut, and dried fruit all work well.

Mix well.

In glass measuring cup pour:

  • 1 c. oil
  • 1 c. honey

Be sure to pour the oil in first.  This will allow the honey to easily release from the cup. Heat oil and honey in microwave on high for a 2-4 minutes, until hot.  Pour honey and oil over dry ingredients. Mix well.Spread onto 2 or 3 large greased cookie sheets and bake at 325 degrees till light to medium brown, 15-25 minutes. Cool and store in sealed plastic containers or ziplocks.  It rarely lasts more than 3 days at our house.  If your family doesn’t eat it that fast, you can store half in the freezer until you need it.


  1. I just made granola to give away as presents for lot of the nurses I work with. I found this great recipe that used applesauce instead of oil, and I added a little melted butter. It really turned out delicious.

  2. When I want to be really naughty, I add chocolate chips to my “goodies” and cocoa powder and vanilla in with the wet ingredients 😀

  3. Brenda Hardy says:

    Totally love this granola recipe! We love the idea of being able to pick the “goodies” for an endless variety! We made cranberry, coconut, sesame seed, peanut granola to try it and the whole bunch of us loved it. I have been trying recipes out of your $75 a week cookbook for 2 weeks now and haven’t been disappointed once. Thanks so much for your book and your blog!

  4. Cosette Hayes says:

    To say that this granol beats any store bought or even gormet granola is an understatement. I had been looking for the perfect granola and I found it here and I control what goes into the granola. I use it on top of granola and as cereal. I have given packets to friends and they rave about it as well. Everything I have tried from your book has been a winner. It is the best addition to my cookbook collection. Thank you and bless you and your family.

  5. I’ll be making this tomorrow. The recipe I use now uses old fashioned oats. Does this one use the old fashioned ones as well?


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