How to Make Easy Homemade Granola

Here is an easy recipe for making homemade granola that is full of protein and healthy carbs to keep you fueled throughout the day. You can adjust it to make it sweeter or not, depending on your tastes and you can even swap out the dried fruits and nuts to fit your tastes.

My mom used to make this granola for us kids when we were little, and I made it for my kids, too. I like to eat it like cereal, but you can also eat it by the handfull as a snack. Note that this granola is super filling because of the nuts and dried fruit. It takes less than a cup of this to fill me up, so the batch should last even big families a long time.

Video: How to Make Homemade Granola the Easy Way

Video by DIY Homesteading 101 and Alina Bradford

Ingredients for Easy Homemade Granola

  • 2 lbs container of rolled or instant oats
  • 1 lb. peanut butter (crunchy or smooth is fine)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (use a half-cup to lessen the sweetness)
  • 1 lb. almonds or other nut
  • 2 lbs. Dried fruit (cherries, raisins, apricots, dates, blueberries, etc.)

How to Make Easy Homemade Granola

  1. Add the oats, peanut butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix well until the sugar and the peanut butter coat the oats.
  3. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet. You’ll probably need three baking sheets to cook all of the mixture.
  4. Place in the oven and bake at 250 degrees until the mixture is golden brown.
  5. Let the mixture cool.
  6. Add nuts and dried fruit.
  7. Mix well.
Homemade granola in a gallon container.
Photo by DIY Homesteading 101, Alina Bradford

This recipe makes about a gallon container of granola. It can last around six months in a sealed container as long as you don’t get any moisture in it. It doesn’t need refrigerated and can sit in your pantry or counter.