Make Healthy Granola at Home

Granola is one of my favorite things to make at home. It makes a great snack on its own or it adds crunch to yogurt parfaits and smoothie bowls. But the granola in the store is LOADED with sugar, so I make my own. It’s super easy, makes your house smell heavenly, and it’s better for you. Not convinced? It tastes soooo good. And you can make big batches at a time to last for a week or two. Here’s how to make healthy granola at home to avoid extra sugar:

healthy homemade granola on a sheet pan with oven mitts

After I bake it, I like to store it all in a cute mason jar with a lid and keep it on the counter for a quick-grab snack or to add in my breakfast. You could also portion some out in little ziplock baggies to throw in your purse or your child’s lunch box. Another thing I like to do with this recipe after it’s done baking is add some dried chopped fruit to make a little trail mix. I want to adapt this recipe into granola bars too, so I’ll post about that soon and let you know how it turned out!!

homemade granola in a blue jar

healthy homemade granola
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This quick and easy homemade granola will make you never want to buy sugary, store-bought granola again. 

Course Breakfast, Snack
Keyword Almonds, Granola, healhty breakfast, low GI, Oats, Organic, snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 cups whole grain or steel cut oats
  • 1 cup Raw unsalted Almonds you could also use peanuts, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts. make it your own!
  • 1 cup Raw unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp pure grade A maple syrup
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay out all of the ingredients on a baking sheet and mix together (I usually mix it all up with my hands because it's easier) 

  2. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes (watch it closely so it doesn't get too crisp!)

  3. Let it cool before you add dried fruit or store in jars or baggies

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Laura Gaston, RD

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