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Homemade Vanilla Granola Recipe

Homemade Granola Recipe
Homemade Granola Recipe
Homemade Vanilla Granola smells so good when it’s baking thanks to a touch of cinnamon–but you’ll love the end result even more.

This easy granola recipe is yours to tweak! An old favorite from one of those large recipe websites (maybe, feel free to add your own dried fruits or other spin. If you do, you’ll wait to stir it in at the end so they do not dry out.

I love this as a dry snack. I love this with a bowl of milk. I even love this crumbled up and thrown on the top of vanilla ice cream! See what I mean? Not only is it versatile, but it’s so good that it brings out your inner Dr. Seuss!

Homemade Vanilla Granola Recipe

Homemade Vanilla Scented Granola Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 8 Cups of Granola

Think of this recipe as your base!

Add in your favorite dried fruits.


  • 4 Cups Oats
  • 1 Cup Almonds, Sliced (optional)
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Vanilla Extract


  1. 300* oven.
  2. Grease baking sheet. Set aside.
  3. Mix Oats, Almonds (if using), Brown Sugar, Salt, and Cinnamon together in large bowl.
  4. Combine Vegetable Oil, Honey, and 2 teaspoons Sugar in saucepan. Bring to simmer over medium heat.
  5. Remove from heat. Add in Vanilla Extract.
  6. Immediately pour over oat mixture. Stir well.
  7. Spread granola onto baking sheet. Press down with spatula.
  8. Bake 20 -- 30 minutes or until golden brown. Do not stir if you want chunky granola!


Great base recipe from

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