Granola Recipes

With homemade granola you control what goes in; use all the ingredients you like and none of those you don't. And, of course, granola is a fabulous breakfast idea, a great snack (whether eaten by the handful or made into granola bars), and as dessert; sprinkled on ice cream or turned into a parfait.

Staff Picks

Toasted-Coconut Granola

Rating: 4 stars 81
This delicious granola recipe is courtesy of Nekisia Davis of Early Bird Foods.

Basic Granola

Rating: 2.5 stars 3
This is the only granola recipe you need. While some recipes are too sweet and others don't bind into those super-satisfying clusters, our approach solves for these snafus and also allows for improvisation: You can swap in any nuts, seeds, or dried fruit you have handy, and adjust so yours is higher in protein or lower in sugar.

Perfect Homemade Granola

Rating: 3.5 stars 6
If you prefer some other dried fruit, such as cranberries, you can add them to this mix.

Baked Oatmeal

Baking the oatmeal may seem to be a lot of fuss. But once it comes out of the oven, you will not be sorry you waited.

Fig and Ginger Granola

Rating: 3.5 stars 26
This granola recipe makes a versatile base for the two variations that follow, using just a few simple swaps.

Peanut-Butter Granola Balls

Rating: 3.5 stars 171
Make this batch of chewy, nutty granola bars and have an after-school snack available for a week.

Honey-Pecan Granola

Rating: 3.5 stars 134
Use this homemade granola as a topping for yogurt, enjoy it as a cereal with milk, or simply snack as is. It's easy to make and is more economical than store-bought.

Maple Granola

Rating: 3.5 stars 39
Homemade granola is a nourishing breakfast. Use olive oil, which has many healthfulproperties, and pure maple syrup to bind rolled oats, raisins, and nuts before baking them.

Granola Bark

It's extra-crunchy and protein-packed, thanks to flaxseeds, almonds, pepitas, and the egg white that binds them all together. Just bake it up and break it up into snackable shards for breakfast on the go.

Pecan-Molasses Granola

Rating: 4 stars 33
Serve this homemade granola on plain yogurt with fresh fruit for a sweet, healthy breakfast.

Granola with Pecans and Dried Fruit

Rating: 4 stars 86
The recipe for this irresistible granola, from Laura Gidley-Feltz of Columbia, Illinois, was inspired by pecans from her family farm.

Peanut-Butter and Marshmallow Granola Bars

Rating: 3.5 stars 17
The addition of marshmallows makes these hearty bars more like treats.

Inspiration and Ideas

Customizable Granola
For the best granola you've ever tasted, think outside the box. This do-it-yourself mix can be tailored with whatever nuts, seeds, and dried fruit sound good to you. Start with our three delicious blends, each with its own winning texture and taste.
Chocolate-Cherry Granola Bars
Back-to-school for kids means back-to-bake-sales for parents. These bars will earn adults an A+, because they're a cinch to make and very wholesome (they're also nut- and gluten-free).
Pear-and-Granola Muffins
Rating: 4 stars 104

The crunchy topping is a perfect foil to the soft and juicy pears inside. Enjoy these muffins for breakfast or anytime you feel like a snack.