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

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.

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).

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.

Toasted-Coconut Granola

Rating: 3.99 stars
This delicious granola recipe is courtesy of Nekisia Davis of Early Bird Foods.

Perfect Homemade Granola

Rating: 3.67 stars
If you prefer some other dried fruit, such as cranberries, you can add them to this mix.

Basic Granola

Rating: 2.33 stars
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.

Homemade Granola

Rating: 3.8 stars
This homemade granola is full of nutritious ingredients, like flax seeds and wheat germ. Use it to top our Homemade Yogurt recipe. 

Honey-Pecan Granola

Rating: 3.72 stars
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.

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.

Maple Granola

Rating: 3.69 stars
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.

Peanut-Butter Granola Balls

Rating: 3.34 stars
Make this batch of chewy, nutty granola bars and have an after-school snack available for a week.

Peanut-Butter and Marshmallow Granola Bars

Rating: 3.71 stars
The addition of marshmallows makes these hearty bars more like treats.

Inspiration and Ideas

Granola with Pecans and Dried Fruit
Rating: Unrated
The recipe for this irresistible granola, from Laura Gidley-Feltz of Columbia, Illinois, was inspired by pecans from her family farm.

Honey-Peanut Granola with Coconut and Dried Cherries

This quick and easy homemade granola is a like a good bag of trail mix—but even better! Salty peanuts, dried cherries, and fat flakes of toasted coconut make up the mix-ins, while an egg white is added before baking to keep this batch full of snackable clusters.  Lastly, a combination of olive oil, honey, and brown sugar infuses every cholesterol-busting oat with a wholesome sweetness.