Easy Homemade Granola Recipe

This easy homemade granola recipe has no refined sugar (you use maple syrup or honey), it only needs six ingredients, and it makes the house smell amazing! It is perfect for breakfast and can be flavored with vanilla, maple or almond extract.

It has taken me a lot of trial and error with multiple granola recipes, but I have finally discovered an easy homemade granola recipe that works for my family that I’m excited to share with you. This recipe is from a generous friend of mine named Cami that I met when I lived in Boulder, Colorado. Cami  was kind enough to share it with me when she noticed on instagram that I was experimenting with granola-making.


The reasons why I love this recipe more than any other one I’ve tried is that it has no refined sugar (hello maple syrup), it only needs six ingredients, and it makes my house smell amazing! I’ll be honest, my kids don’t love it as much as the sugar-packed granola I used to buy from Trader Joe’s but it still gets the job done in our morning breakfast parfaits and breakfast bowls.

 This granola is also a nice DIY gift idea, although we always eat it before I get the chance to share! I normally double the recipe and use two baking pans that I rotate half way through. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, thanks again Cami for letting me share this awesome recipe!


Easy Homemade Granola Recipe


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5 from 30 votes

Easy Homemade Granola Recipe

This easy homemade granola recipe has no refined sugar (you use maple syrup or honey), it only needs six ingredients, and it makes the house smell amazing! It is perfect for breakfast and can be flavored with vanilla, maple or almond extract. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 351 kcal
Author Emily



  1. Preheat oven to 300

  2. Mix old fashioned oats, chopped nuts, oil, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla in mixing bowl.

  3. Spread mixture out evenly on baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, stirring once after about 25 minutes. 

  4. When it is finished baking, let cool and then store in airtight container. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Granola Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1.3g8%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 383mg11%
Carbohydrates 51.9g17%
Fiber 7.5g31%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 10.5g21%
Calcium 750mg75%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


If you are wondering how you can tell when the granola is finished baking try this tip: take a spoonful of granola out of the oven and give it a minute to let it cool. If it is crispy enough then your granola is done, if it is still soft then it needs more time.


If you make this easy homemade granola recipe please share on instagram using hashtag #rainbowdelicious & and tag me at @rainbowdelicious , Iā€™d love to see what you are up to in your kitchen!


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  1. 5 stars
    Homemade granolas are one of my favorite breakfast items and your recipe looks so delicious!! I also love how simple it is and we don’t need any fancy stuff to make it šŸ™‚

  2. 5 stars
    I love making my own granola! Ohhh going to try this recipe next batch I make šŸ™‚

  3. 5 stars
    This is granola perfection! I personally think homemade granola is better than any store-bought version. I love that you know exactly what’s in it. This sounds deliciously simple. Pinning!

  4. Yummy, I could grab some milk and chow down on this. I would add like Pumpkin Spice to give it a little more flavor.

  5. 5 stars
    I love my granola over strawberry yogurt – can’t wait to try this – yum!

  6. 5 stars
    Yay! I am SO glad you loved this recipe! I did my last batch with sliced almonds as well. So delicious and simple and will forever be a staple.

  7. 5 stars
    This sounds so simple and awesome! It took me a while to get used to the less sweet homemade version of granola, but now I find the grocery store stuff way too sweet! Maybe your kids will find that true too, after a while šŸ™‚

  8. 5 stars
    Granola and fruit in a bowl is my favorite snack. It’s great to have a basic granola recipe like this to have on hand.

  9. 5 stars
    I do love granola, I’ll have to try making it myself. I bet using maple syrup means it tastes much nicer than the over sweet store bought variety (though of course unrefined sugar isn’t much different nutritionally).

  10. 5 stars
    Wonderful if you add some vanilla extract! I love the smell of it! šŸ™‚ Great to start your day with granola, it’s just so easy and yummy. šŸ™‚

  11. 5 stars
    We love to make our own granola…it is so popular with the kids!

  12. 5 stars
    I love to make granola, not only is it great for breakfast but I like to sprinkle it over ice cream as a quick dessert idea.
    Love the idea of maple and cinnamon!

  13. 5 stars
    I am a granola fan but never buy it because it has so much sugar and other additives. Niceto have a homemade option that it is easy to make and so yummy!

  14. 5 stars
    I like that you give the option of various flavored oils. I can imagine that walnut oil would taste great. Let’s imagine with almond oil! =D Such a greatly flavored granola!

  15. 5 stars
    I love making my own granola. It beats store-bought versions hands down. And like you I love using maple syrup.

  16. Oh, I love homemade granola! It looks utterly delicious with that yogurt and berries too, thank you for the tips!

  17. LOVE granola. We always have a jar sitting on our counter ready for quick breakfasts or the perfect snack! This one looks great and only 6 ingredients! Woo hoo!

  18. Jessica Formicola says

    I’d love to put this on my yogurt in the morning!

  19. I love such simple Homemade Granola recipe!! And the fun with such great recipes is that we can add more flavouring ingredients or leave it simple!

  20. 5 stars
    I love homemade granola and that this has no added refined sugar. Perfect way to start off a busy day.

  21. 5 stars
    Its fantastic! I LOVE how easy and delicious this is!! One of my favs! I am in love how simple and short the ingredient list is. Yum!

  22. Feedwell says

    This is great……..please, what are the other nuts to add……this is awesome

  23. 5 stars
    We love adding granola to our yogurt in the morning and this recipe is perfect for the fall.

  24. 5 stars
    your granola recipe was a big hit in our house! I’ll be making my own granola from here on. No more of the store bought stuff!

  25. 5 stars
    I love how customizable this granola recipe is. I love using pecan nuts for a delicious fall granola!

  26. 5 stars
    It’s hard to beat a recipe with so few ingredients, and it’s easy enough to make to keep me from buying those sugary granolas. Great suggestion to try it with almond extract.

  27. 5 stars
    Granola is one of my favorite breakfast meal, so easy to make and it’s delicious!

  28. 5 stars
    I can’t wait to make this granola! My kids love granola with yogurt for breakfast and I love that this recipe has no refined sugar.

  29. 5 stars
    Emily this homemade granola recipe looks easy and delicious! What a perfect way to prep for the chillier mornings that are starting here in California.

  30. 5 stars
    Your Easy Homemade Granola Recipe is absolutely perfect! It’s so easy to make and so tasty!

  31. Sondra Barker says

    5 stars
    Wow! Sounds delicious. Love homemade meals. Thanks for the recipe.

  32. 5 stars
    What a great easy granola recipe! I love that this comes together with so much less sugar than packaged granola. SO tasty too.

  33. 5 stars
    Homemade granolas are the best. This looks like perfect way to start busy day. Thanks for sharing

  34. 5 stars
    I have been planning for some time to make my own granola and kept on postponing it for some reason until I saw this recipe. So easy to make and delicious. Thank you for sharing!

  35. 5 stars
    Homemade granola is truly the best! Better in flavor and totally fresh-tasting and not stale like the store-bought ones! Love that this is yummy as a topping for my favorite parfait, too!

  36. 5 stars
    I needed a quick granola recipe for a recent trip, this one was perfect and so delicious.

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