Homemade granola is such an easy treat to make at home. The combination of wholesome ingredients and cooking method make this the best granola recipe!
My kids absolutely love granola and I feel so much better about feeding them my homemade recipe versus something from the store. One of their favorite lunch options is to combine this granola with yogurt and fruit. SO GOOD!
I partnered with Whiskware to create this recipe post but all opinions are my own.
I honestly think the main reason my kids love homemade granola so much is because one of their favorite things in the world to eat is a yogurt parfait.
Yogurt parfaits are super simple to make at home, but they've always been a bit of a pain to pack in their school lunches.
If you stir up everything in the morning and pack it in a one container, by the time they dig into their school lunch, all of the granola has turned into a soggy mess.
This recipe is filled with nothing but whole grain oats, nuts, seeds, raw honey, vanilla, and healthy fats like coconut oil.
How to make this recipe:
To make this granola, you will simply combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. These get transferred to a baking sheet and you will bake it at a low temperature for about an hour and a half, stirring occasionally.
You can make homemade granola clusters from this recipe just by keeping it in chunky pieces.
How to make the best yogurt parfait:
If you've been looking for an easy granola recipe for yogurt, this is it! The best yogurt parfait consists of:
- Granola, or some other kind of crunch. If you've just run out of granola and need a tasty alternative, we love to use something as simple as raw walnuts or bran flakes.
- Yogurt. You can use something that has already been sweetened, or you can go the healthier route and let the granola add the sweetness for you. Either way, I highly recommend sticking with whole milk yogurt. It will leave you feeling fuller longer too!
- Fresh fruit. What's a yogurt parfait without a little natural color? Our favorite fruits to add to parfaits are strawberries, blueberries, mango, or peach. The possibilities are endless.
Basically, you can substitute any ingredients based on your preferences. For example, I can't stand dried fruit in my granola. If you like it, add it!
I also used hemp seed because it's full of protein and omega 3s and I just really love the taste and texture. Don't like it? Use something else. Easy!
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes (untoasted and unsweetened)
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (I used sprouted seeds that were lightly salted)
- 1/2 cup hemp seed (raw shelled )
- 1/2 cup pecan (raw pecans, roughly chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice)
- 1/2 cup sunflower oil (I used a sunflower and coconut oil blend but you can also use pure melted coconut oil)
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla (or 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste)
- In a large bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients. In a separate bowl or measuring cup, combine oil, honey, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
- Stir well to coat.
- Using an extra large baking sheet covered in parchment or a silpat, spread granola mixture over sheet to form a thin layer.
- Bake in preheated 250 degree F oven for a total of 1 1/2 hours, stirring or flipping every 15 minutes or so.
- Remove from oven and allow to fully cool, undisturbed, on baking sheet. When ready, you may break the granola up into small pieces or into large chunks if you want clusters. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.