Thursday, December 28, 2017

Making My Own Granola

This may be old news to you, but it is wonderful, breaking news to me. I can make my own granola at home! For far less than I can buy it at the grocery. Not only is it inexpensive and easy to make, I can adjust it to my own taste. If you like granola, and don't make it at home, you may want to give it a whirl yourself.

Homemade Granola

I cannot take credit for figuring this out by myself. In fact, I had no idea that making granola was this easy until I saw Patara making granola in one of her Appalachia's Homestead with Patara videos. 

The thought of homemade granola had me so excited and looked so delicious that I went to my cupboard and made my first granola with what I had on hand. It was that easy.


  • 2 c oats  
  • 1 c sunflower seeds (I use unsalted)
  • 1 c shredded coconut
  • 2+ Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • a pinch of salt

Mix the dry ingredients, then add the wet. Stir to coat. Bake on a cookie sheet, turning the granola several times during, at 250 degrees at about 45 - 60 minutes. 

In my second batch of granola, I used more honey than Patara adds, and I added some caramel chips! Not many. Just a few. I've also purchased a bag of sliced almonds for future batches. I also baked my granola a bit longer. 

Previously, I had not normally had shredded coconut or caramel chips on hand. Fortunately, I had purchased both for cookie recipes that I never ended up making. Into the granola they went! Everything else are things that I always have in my kitchen.  

My bedtime snack is yogurt with my homemade granola sprinkled on top.  Someday... I'll be making my own yogurt.

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  1. Well, aren't you the clever cook to both find this recipe for homemade granola and then to make it. You are getting closer and closer to your off-the-grid lifestyle you are working toward. Well done, Dawn.

  2. Yum! thanks for sharing this, I have wanted to make my own forever and I do at the moment have everything to make it.

  3. How very cool! I have never considered making my own granola. Thanks for sharing your fabulous find, as well as you own recipe adjustments. I think I would like more honey too.