This healthy homemade granola recipe made with coconut oil and honey has the perfect texture and just the right amount of sweetness. I promise it’s easy to make at home and a healthy snack for your family.
Granola backstory…So I went to a swanky little coffee shop and impulsively brought a $9 bowl of yogurt while waiting on my $4 coffee. To be fair, the yogurt was covered with homemade granola and fresh berries, but still. Thinking I would regret my purchase, because who pays $9 for a bowl of yogurt, I started justifying it in my mind as the barista placed the bowl in my hand. But y’all!! It was so delicious that I knew immediately I had to recreate this bowl of goodness at home because paying that more than once just isn’t in the budget.
Granola is a staple in our home. My girls love a bowl of yogurt topped with granola for an afternoon snack and I have zero guilt about giving it to them because it’s a much healthier choice than grabbing something from the candy jar. We typically go through a small $5 bag of yogurt per week. Why it’s five bucks I do not know because the ingredients are relatively inexpensive even if you purchase organic. It’s super simple to make and stores well.
Honestly, you can add pretty much whatever you like. Granola is super forgiving and you really can’t go wrong so don’t be afraid to add whatever you think might be yummy. You can switch it up with different spices for flavor and different add ins like chocolate chips, raisins, dried strawberries, walnuts, coconut, and seeds.
However, this is what I used to recreate the best coffee shop granola I’ve ever tasted.
- Oats: I like to use a mixture of rolled oats and quick oats. Trust me, it makes for the perfect amount of crunchiness.
- Honey: I always try to use local honey if at all possible. It contains a blend of local pollen which can strengthen your immune system.
- Vanilla: The good stuff. It makes a difference in my opinion.
- Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is a healthier option than canola oil or vegetable oil and it helps your oats get nice and crispy.
- Sliced almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, golden raisins, cranberries, etc. These can all be used as mix-ins and have added health benefits.
How to make healthy homemade granola
In a large bowl, combine your old fashioned oats and quick oats and set aside.
In a small saucepan, add your coconut oil and honey. Heat to medium and stir until it’s melted and combined.
Take your melted coconut oil and honey and add your vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
Pour your wet ingredients over your dry ingredients and stir with a spoon or rubber spatula.
Now take your oat mixture and spread it into an even layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Sprinkle sliced almonds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, or any of your other favorite mix-ins on top.
Bake at 325 for 10 minutes.
At this point you can take it out of the oven and toss it around before adding dried cranberries or another dried fruit.
Bake for another 5-10 minutes until it’s a golden brown color.
Take it out of the oven and let your granola cool completely before breaking it into granola clusters.
This is such a basic recipe that you can really make it your own granola by adding whatever you like. It’s so much healthier than store-bought granola and can be made in just a short amount of time.
How should I store my homemade granola
In a beautiful glass jar of course! After your granola is completely cooled, scoop it into a mason jar or any other airtight container and tighten the lid. It will stay fresh for months when stored at room temperature in a cool dry place. Trust me, you’ll be out well before your homemade granola gets stale.
Recreating the best coffee shop yogurt bowl
Grab a shallow bowl and fill it with yogurt. I prefer greek vanilla but use whatever you like. Spread a few spoonfuls of your homemade granola on top. I really like a lot of crunch so I go heavy on the granola. Next, add a handful of fresh berries. Lastly, take it to next level goodness with a drizzle of honey on top! So good. This is a great healthy breakfast idea that only takes a little bit of time. I promise, this will be your new favorite granola recipe.
Other ways enjoy your healthy homemade granola
Strait from the jar. Seriously, when I’d like to reach for a cookie I’ll grab a handful of this granola instead. It’s just sweet enough and has the perfect crunch to satisfy my sweet tooth.
- Sprinkled on top of overnight oats
- Add it to the top of your smoothie bowl for a little crunch
- Add a little milk for a cereal
You could also whip of a batch of this homemade granola with coconut oil and honey and give it away as a gift! Let it cool and place it in a pretty jar. Tie a ribbon or piece of fabric around the lid and add a little tag! Be sure to keep it in mind for the holidays. Who wouldn’t love a sweet jar of homemade granola?!
If you like this recipe, be sure to try one of my other favorite granola recipes here!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/4 cup of sliced almonds
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Stir together both oats, almonds, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
- In a sauce pot, melt coconut oil and then whisk in honey and vanilla.
- Pour wet mixture over dry mix in large bowl and stir until everything is coated well and combined.
- Pour granola onto lined cookie sheet and spread evenly with the back of your spoon.
- Bake for 10 minutes then remove from oven and lightly toss granola on pan.
- Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes. More or less depending on how crunchy you like it. Do not let it burn!
- Remove from oven and sprinkle on dried cranberries. Then cool completly before storing.
- Once granola is completly cooled, give it a stir to break it up and scoop into an airtight container.