Simple Homemade Granola

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My love for simple homemade granola began back when I was in grad school. It’s so easy, tastes way better than store-bought stuff and saves some serious cash. I used to pack up a single serving and make myself a parfait in class every.single.morning. And for 2 1/2 years it never got old.

Back then a batch would last me a couple of weeks, but after marrying my granola-hungry husband I was lucky if it lasted 5 days.

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I suppose I could have just started making double batches, but I wanted a recipe that used an entire container of oats.

Yes, I strangely find satisfaction in finishing up opened containers of food. Is that weird?

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More granola, more real estate in my kitchen cabinets and the satisfaction of adding that empty container to the recycle bin? I never thought this recipe could get any better, but it just did.

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10 Comments on Simple Homemade Granola

  1. Amanda
    April 21, 2014 at 9:24 am (3 years ago)

    My batch is in the oven right now! It’s already smelling so good!

  2. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
    April 9, 2014 at 12:10 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi Elle,

    This looks great. Two things: my husband LOVES granola and takes big bags with him to work. He would die if I cooked up a fresh batch of this for him, so thank you for that. Secondly: I also like to finish things. I get pleasure in knowing I’ve not wasted an ounce of any type of food product (same goes with toiletries). :)
    Have a great week!

  3. Monique @ Burpees to Bubbly
    April 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm (3 years ago)

    I love granola more than I’d like to admit! I have a number of homemade recipes that I try to make in place of buying store bought granola (why do they add so much crap to those!!), but I need to add this to my rotation- yum!!

  4. Traci
    April 9, 2014 at 10:59 am (3 years ago)

    Hooray for simpler, better for you versions of things that we normally buy. And by we, I mean me! I’ll have to try this out.

  5. Emily @ Zen & Spice
    April 9, 2014 at 9:44 am (3 years ago)

    I should totally try this. It sounds like it would be way cheaper than buying premade granola!

  6. Sarah P.
    April 9, 2014 at 8:46 am (3 years ago)

    Looks good! I’ve been craving granola as the weather gets warmer and I want colder breakfasts. What size serving do you generally have of this granola? Thanks! Love the new website too!

    • Elle Penner
      April 9, 2014 at 10:01 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Sarah! I typically add a generous 1/4 cup to my yogurt and fruit each morning. Enjoy!

  7. Caroline @ Fighting For Wellness
    April 9, 2014 at 8:07 am (3 years ago)

    This looks delicious! My mom used to make granola while I was growing up, but she hasn’t done that in a few years. I’ll have to try this out :)

  8. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    April 9, 2014 at 7:48 am (3 years ago)

    Mmmm this sounds so good! I love making homemade granola – call me odd but I find it very relaxing! And it makes the house smell amazing, which is always a plus!


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