Easy Homemade Granola

easy homemade granola ingredients

Instead of hashing together the granola recipe I stumbled upon today, I thought I’d give you the recipe for the granola I made in the summer. This recipe is vague on purpose, use whatever you have in the cupboard, all those odds and ends! Thrifty and better than shop bought, don’t say I never give you anything.

easy homemade granola with bread

I love granola in a million ways, you could have it with warm milk in winter or cold yoghurt and fruit on sunnier days. Why not whip up some easy homemade granola

Total Time: 2 hours

Number of servings: 10

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Homemade Granola


  • 225g porridge oats, the biggest you can buy
  • 160g mixed nuts e.g. flaked almonds, cashews, pecans, chopped pistachios
  • 60g dessicated coconut (take out if you don't like coconut, perhaps add some seeds instead)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1.5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 160g dried fruit e.g. raisins, sultanas, chopped apricots, chopped mango, chopped prunes, cranberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 130'c
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Combine the syrup (or honey) with the oil and mix into the dry ingredients. Don't add the fruit.
  3. Spread out across 2 baking trays and bake in the oven for 75 minutes. Every 15 minutes stir and turn the mix to ensure it browns evenly.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on the trays before mixing in the dried fruit and storing in jars/tupperware.
  5. Enjoy for breakfast the next day!

easy homemade granola


  1. nellyscupcakes says:

    This looks yummy. I love granola but store bought types are always packed full of sugar and quite calorific. Might try making my own weight watcher friendly version!

    • riversidebaking says:

      Thanks Nelly. The great thing is you know exactly how much sugar/oil you put in and per portion it’s hardly any. Next time I’m going to use some different grains and coconut oil to make it healthier!

  2. Rachel says:

    Looks delish! Got a load of seeds and bits in the back of the cupboard and big old tub of oats. I’ll be making this later 🙂 Have seen granola made with quinoa on pinterest so that is a way to add a super protein to your granola! Also, xylitol is always a winner. Low GI and natural. x

    • riversidebaking says:

      Aaa Rachel you know about this healthy stuff, I will be asking you lots of questions! Ooo I have Quinoa so I will have to have a look. I always thought Xylitol was bad – I think because the name sounds synthetic! I’ve added it to my list for next time I go to the heath food shop 🙂 Let me know how it goes xx

    • riversidebaking says:

      Hi Nicole, I love your blog, I’ve recently started running and I think your blog is going to help inspire my healthy eating!The granola is great with low fat yoghurt, fresh fruit and nut butter for a well balanced start to my day. You can make it healthier too if you like, e.g. using Xylitol and coconut oil instead of maple syrup and veg oil.

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