​Quick and Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

Do you find yourself worrying about the next breakfast meal that’s easy to prepare?

If you are always on the go, this super healthy homemade granola that I’m about to share with you is the best solution to your breakfast woes.

You can simply make your own super healthy granola right in the comfort of your own home and make sure that it contains nothing but goodness in every bite.

So let’s dive in this easy granola recipe that you can make in minutes while making sure you are feeding your body with essential nutrients it needs.

Is Homemade Granola Bad For You?

Some people ask whether homemade granola clusters are good or bad for them.

If what you are dealing with is store-bought granola that is heavy-laden with sugar, fillers, and hydrogenated oils, then the answer is clear - you are better off without this kind of granola.

There are granola brands that are packed with high fructose corn syrup and odd ingredients that do more harm than good to your body.

This is why it is best to make yourself some homemade granola that is a much better option for you. Not only is this much healthier than granolas you can buy in stores but it is much cheaper, too.

Homemade Granola Calories

Let’s talk about calories and nutrients for a second.

Did you know that typical granola contains under 200 calories per quarter-cup serving?

When you add milk or yogurt to your granola, this makes it  more filling and more substantial to keep you satiated longer.

Adding in some fresh fruit, nuts, and seeds further enhance the nutritional value while cutting back on extra calories from refined sugar and corn syrup with a high fructose level that some granolas have.

This is why if you truly want to make your homemade granola healthy and low in calories, you may opt for healthier sugar substitutes such as honey, Stevia, monkfruit, and maple syrup.

Keeping your portion size within the right amount is also important if you want to limit the calories. Remember that the recommended serving size for granolas is much smaller than cereals. You don’t need to fill up a whole bowl but just consume half a cup at the most.

The secret is in throwing in nuts, seeds, and fruit to your granola, in addition to your yogurt or nut milk. These healthy additions enhance the nutritional composition of this tasty breakfast.

Why Homemade Granola is An Excellent Breakfast

Granolas you can buy in stores are usually loaded with questionable ingredients including inulin, which can result in digestive issues, soy protein isolate, high fructose corn syrup, food coloring, additives, and other strange ingredients.

But by making your own, super healthy granola, you can be sure that it is nothing but whole food ingredients that will truly benefit your body.

After all, the simpler the ingredients, the better!

Your body is made to eat whole foods and not unnatural, chemical-laden, heavily processed “food”.

​Quick and Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

Nutritious and tasty breakfast or snack on-the-go.

Quick and Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

Homemade granola is an excellent breakfast or snack. This healthy homemade granola recipe is easy to make and best of all, free from fillers or additives!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Snack
Keyword: easy granola recipe, granola recipe honey, healthy homemade granola, homemade granola, homemade granola calories, homemade granola clusters, super healthy granola
Servings: 8 people
Author: Annette Reeder

Ingredients

  • 4 cups oats 960 ml
  • 1 stick butter
  • nuts
  • raisins
  • coconut
  • 1/2 cup honey 120 ml
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at 400°F (200°C)
  • In a bowl, melt the honey and butter and combine well. Add in the vanilla
  • In a separate bowl, blend your oats with coconuts, raisins, and nuts
  • Combine the oat mixture with the melted butter
  • Stir the mixture well to coat with honey and butter
  • Place the oat mixture on cookie sheet or a greased 9” x 13” baking pan.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes
  • Stir and bake for another 10 or more minutes until it has achieved your desired crispness
  • This can be used as cold cereal with milk or yogurt. Makes 8 servings

​How to Add More Flavor

​To boost the flavor and nutritive value of your homemade granola, you may add in some nuts, seeds, protein powder, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, apples, and berries.

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Hi, I’m Annette Reeder-

I’m a christian nutritionist.  I love Jesus and want to see His people come to walk in the complete abundant life He provides, mind, body, spirit.  I love to make healthy food as yummy as possible and then share it with you! I am on mission to keep you on mission.

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