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Homemade Granola

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 12 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 10 ingredients

Making homemade granola is easy. The ingredient list on a lot of store bought granolas looks more like a candy bar than breakfast. They are often loaded with sugar, too much oil, and preservatives...


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cup almonds, sliced
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup unsweetened dried cherries, raisins, and chopped apricot, or any combination of dried fruit

Nutrition Facts


179 cals


9 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


23 g


9 g


3 g


3 g


15 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly butter. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl stir together oats, flour, almonds, walnuts, coconut flakes, salt and cinnamon, if using. Stir in maple syrup and melted butter until the oats are completely coated. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, turning the oats often for even browning. Granola can burn quickly, so keep a close eye on it! Once golden, allow to cool completely then stir in dried fruit. Eat with milk or over yogurt. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, videos, and more content are reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society.

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