Homemade Granola: Crunchy and Customizable


Engage your kids in the kitchen with Homemade Granola, a crunchy and customizable snack! Making granola at home allows for creativity and control over the ingredients, ensuring a healthy and delicious treat. It's perfect for breakfast, as a snack, or even as a topping on yogurt or ice cream.

Homemade Granola: Crunchy and Customizable

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30-35 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: About 6 cups
  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup


  • Old-fashioned oats, 400 grams (14 ounces)
  • Nuts (like almonds or walnuts), chopped, 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
  • Seeds (like pumpkin or sunflower seeds), 50 grams (1.75 ounces)
  • Honey or maple syrup, 120 ml (4 ounces)
  • Oil (coconut or vegetable), 60 ml (2 ounces)
  • Dried fruits (like raisins or cranberries), 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
  • Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon (0.07 ounces)
  • Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon (0.17 ounces)
  • Salt, a pinch

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat Oven & Prepare Baking Sheet: Preheat your oven to 160°C (325°F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts, seeds, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Add Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together honey or maple syrup, oil, and vanilla extract. Pour this over the dry ingredients and mix until well coated.
  4. Bake the Granola: Spread the granola mixture evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
  5. Add Dried Fruits: Once baked, let the granola cool and then stir in the dried fruits.
  6. Store: Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Customizable: Let your kids choose their favorite nuts, seeds, and dried fruits to add to the mix.
  • Watch Closely: Keep an eye on the granola in the oven as it can burn quickly.
  • Fun Serving Ideas: Use the granola as a topping for yogurt or mix it with milk for a crunchy cereal.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I make this granola gluten-free? Yes, just use certified gluten-free oats.
  • How long does homemade granola last? It can last up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.
  • Can I reduce the sugar? Yes, adjust the honey or maple syrup to your liking.