Simple Homemade Granola

  • Makes9 to 10 cups
Simple Homemade Granola

If family members have food allergies, or you want to make this homemade granola school-friendly, simply omit the nuts.


  • 5 cups old-fashioned rolled oat

  • 1 cup shredded cocounut

  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped almonds, pecans, or walnuts (optional)

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 cups dried fruit, such as cranberries, blueberries, raisins and chopped dried apricots


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a large bowl, toss together the oats, coconut, nuts (if using), cinnamon and salt. In a small bowl, stir together honey, maple syrup and melted butter. Pour over oat mixture and using a large wooden spoon stir until the mixture is evenly coated.

  • Spread mixture onto a large 13 x 18 in (33 x 46) baking sheet. Bake, tossing occasionally with a spatula, until golden, about 35 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Break into small chunks and stir in dried fruit. Store in an airtight container.

This article was originally published on Oct 01, 2010