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A mason jar filled with homemade granola and a sheet pan of baked granola in the background.
Easy and Healthy Granola
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

A homemade healthy Granola recipe that is incredibly easy to make and the perfect quick breakfast or snack idea.

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 32
Calories: 104 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 4 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cook or steel cut)
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 heaping cup unsweetened flaked coconut (I love Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 heaping cup sliced raw almonds
  • 6 Tablespoons raw brown sesame seeds , or substitute flax seeds
For the Sauce:
  • 6 Tablespoons butter or coconut oil
  • 6 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Preheat oven to 315 degrees and spray a large sheet pan with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper.

  2. Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl: oats, sunflower seeds, coconut, almonds, and sesame seeds.  Stir to combine and set aside.

  3. Make the sauce by adding butter to a large saucepan.  Melt the butter over medium heat.

  4. Add all sauce ingredients EXCEPT baking soda.

  5. Bring the mixture to a boil and once boiling, remove from heat and stir in baking soda.

  6. Pour immediately over the dry oat mixture and toss to evenly coat everything.

  7. Pour mixture onto prepared pan and spread into an even layer. 

  8. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and toss mixture, then gently press down on it with your spatula to flatten it back into the pan. Bake for another 8-12 minutes until golden.

  9. For best results and yummy "clumps" of granola, allow the granola to cool completely in the pan before stirring or breaking it up.

  10. This recipe yields about 8 cups of granola. Serving size is 1/4 cup.

  11. Store leftover granola in an airtight container or freezer-safe ziplock bag for up to 3 months. 

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Easy and Healthy Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Potassium 66mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.3%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.