Homemade Granola Recipe

A couple weeks ago I posted my peach syrup recipe. I included a photo of the syrup on top of vanilla ice cream sprinkled with my homemade granola. [Editor's note: Yum!] Amanda asked in the comments for my homemade granola recipe. So Amanda, here it is!

This recipe, like most of mine, are a combination of several. I've tweaked it be a good compromise between what my picky eaters will eat and still have it healthy enough that I'll let them eat it. It's sometimes a hard balance to find in our house.

Homemade Granola Recipe

3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup barley flakes
1/4 cup flax seed meal
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup water

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Mix together all the dry ingredients. Make a well in the mix to add the wet ingredients. Toss the combined ingredients until they have an even mix. Then spread out the granola onto cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.

Bake for 40 minutes stirring two to three times while baking. Let the granola cool completely. At that point you can add dried fruit.

Do you make your own granola? What do you do differently?

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heartnsoulcooking said...

I just made some pumpkin spice granola. I will have to try your recipe when I need to make some more. THANKS!!!! Geri

darnold23 said...

I would love for you to link up to Crock Pot Wednesday at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com. Mister Linky is ready for your favorite slow cooker recipe. Come check it out. Thanks. Debbie

Mrs. (not) the Jet Set said...

Pumpkin spice granola sounds so yummy! What a great fall treat.

Debbie- Thanks for sharing link. I'll have to check out what's cooking on crock pot Wednesday. Maybe I'll get some inspiration to pull mine out for more then making apple butter :)

Kristen said...

I make it once in a while, I add dried cherries to jazz it up. I like your addition of barley flakes.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I always see recipes for homemade granola and never remember to buy the stuff to make it. Maybe now I will really do it!!Thanks for your recipe and linking to TMTT.

Matt Jabs said...

Your hubby stopped by DebtFreeAdventure.com today and saw that I posted my granola recipe the same day as you! How cool.

Just wanted to say hi and congrats on the great recipe... my wife and I LOVE making our own too. Delicious, easy, and frugal.

Bonnie said...

Oh my gosh that sounds yummy.

What a great snack for the kids.

findingtrueserenity said...

Oh, this sounds good sprinkled over homemade yogurt! YUMMM!!!


Alea said...

I have made granola bars, but never just granola. It would make a nice alternative on the days when we are out of muffins or pancakes. I love how you found a good balance between helathy and nutricious!

Really Rainey said...

I have all the ingredients! I'm making that tomorrow!

Have a wonderful week end!
~Really Rainey~

Mary said...

My recipe is similar but I also use dessicated coconut. I hope you are having a great day.

Kitchen Stewardship said...

Homemade is the best! Very healthy recipe - would you consider linking this post to the October Fest Carnival of Super Foods at Kitchen Stewardship next Thursday? More details here: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2009/09/29/october-fest-carnival-of-super-foods-guidelines/

Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship said...

I can’t believe it took me so long to get to your recipe. Thank you so much for joining the October Fest Carnival of Super Foods! This week’s theme is Un-Processed Foods, or things you could buy in the store but choose to make at home. Hope to see you back!

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