Mom's Easy Healthy Homemade Granola

Mom's Easy Healthy Homemade Granola


My mom made us granola my whole life.  It's so so so so so so so so good!  One cold day in my adulthood, I found myself wanting her granola for breakfast...alas, I lived far from home.  So I cracked open her homemade "Trish's Favorite Recipes" cookbook and took a look.  Miracle of miracles, her granola recipe looked pretty easy.  I tried it, ate it, and loved it.  The ingredients are simple and usually lurking in the back of your pantry.  So give it a try...or make someone else make it for you.  (Food always tastes better when someone else makes it).

***There are two steps (so for this recipe, the ingredients are split into two parts)


Ingredients (a):

7 and 3/4 cups regular oats

1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Raisins/craisins (as many as you want)

3/4 cups brown sugar

1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt

Directions (a):

  • Mix the above 5 ingredients thoroughly. Then, in another bowl, combine the following ingredients.

Ingredients (b):

1/2-3/4 cups vegetable oil

1/3 cup water

1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions (b)

  • Mix the above ingredients.

  • Combine these ingredients (b) with the bowl of dry ingredients (a).

  • Place a thin layer of the combined mixture onto a cookie sheet (no need for cooking spray).



  • Bake at 250 degrees for 30 minutes

  • Stir/move the granola around on the pan with a spatula (so the other side gets crispy) then continue to bake for another 15 minutes

  • ***It won't be super crispy right when you take it out of the oven...but it will crisp up as it cools.

  • I like to let it cool/dry on the cookie sheet for a little bit before dumping it into a bag or plastic storage container. I feel like this helps it get crispier.

  • Once it's cool, dump it into a bag or plastic cereal holder thing :) and repeat the process (spread a thin layer on the pan....)


You can eat it cold with milk, or my dad and I really like to microwave it (with milk) and it turns into a really yummy oatmeal! 




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