A mason jar filled with homemade granola and a sheet pan of baked granola in the background.
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5 from 4 votes

Easy and Healthy Granola

A homemade healthy Granola recipe that is incredibly easy to make and the perfect quick breakfast or snack idea.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 32
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 315 degrees and spray a large sheet pan with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper.
  • Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl: oats, sunflower seeds, coconut, almonds, and sesame seeds.  Stir to combine and set aside.
  • Make the sauce by adding butter to a large saucepan.  Melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add all sauce ingredients EXCEPT baking soda.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and once boiling, remove from heat and stir in baking soda.
  • Pour immediately over the dry oat mixture and toss to evenly coat everything.
  • Pour mixture onto prepared pan and spread into an even layer. 
  • 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.
  • For best results and yummy "clumps" of granola, allow the granola to cool completely in the pan before stirring or breaking it up.
  • This recipe yields about 8 cups of granola. Serving size is 1/4 cup.
  • Store leftover granola in an airtight container or freezer-safe ziplock bag for up to 3 months. 

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Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1.3% | Calcium: 2.5% | Iron: 4.7%