Home-made Granola Recipe

How to make Home-made Granola


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C (or 150°C fan-forced). Line a large, rimmed baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Chop nuts and set aside. If dried cranberries are large, chop into halves.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts, salt and cinnamon. Stir to blend.
  4. Pour in the coconut oil, honey (or maple syrup) and the vanilla extract. Mix well, until all ingredients are coated with the mixture.
  5. Pour the granola onto your prepared tray and use a large spoon to spread it in an even layer.
  6. Bake until lightly golden, about 21 to 24 minutes, stirring halfway.
  7. If you want your granola clumpy, press the stirred granola down with your spatula to create a more even layer. The granola will further crisp up as it cools.
  8. For the last 10 minutes of cooking, add the coconut flakes to the tray.
  9. Let the granola cool completely, undisturbed (at least 45 minutes).
  10. Top with the dried fruit pieces. Break the granola into pieces with your hands if you want to retain big chunks or stir it around with a spoon if you don’t want extra-clumpy granola.
  11. Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks.

Tip: You can freeze in a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Note that you’d need the granola to come to room temperature (approximately 10 minutes to unfreeze the fruit) before eating.