There is something so gratifying about making homemade granola. It makes you feel like some sort of amazing cook, but in all honesty, this is so simple to make. Not to mention, the aroma that will fill your kitchen! Think:: toasted oats coated in cinnamon and honey. So. Good.
I recently started enjoying greek yogurt as a daily snack. (My personal favorite is Fage.) I can’t get enough of its creamy, thick texture. Topped with fresh strawberries, granola, chocolate chunks, and honey–it’s the perfect healthy breakfast. Or dessert.
Yet, store-bought granola can be so pricey. And some contain questionable ingredients. So began my quest to make simple, clean granola. After a few tries, I finally settled on the perfect recipe. And I’m sharing it with all of you!
The best part is–this granola only requires 5 ingredients. Chances are, they are in your pantry right now! I love saving money wherever I can, and this recipe is the perfect solution to my granola addiction.
Here are ways to enjoy your homemade granola:
- Topped on plain greek yogurt with fruit and honey
- As a quick snack to munch on (Billy loves to grab the jar of granola from our pantry after work.)
- On top of vanilla ice-cream
- With a splash of milk (kind of like cereal)
5 Ingredient Granola Recipe
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- A pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups of old fashioned oats
- In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, honey, cinnamon, and salt.
- Add the oats to the mixture and thoroughly combine.
- Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Spread oats in an even layer across the cookie sheet. Pack down slightly if you want more granola clusters.
- Bake at 300 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Stir at 15 minutes to prevent the granola from burning.
- During the last half of the cook time, check often. Granola can burn easily. If you’re not sure if it’s done but it looks done, it probably is! Granola will continue to cook a little when you take it out of the oven and will continue to harden and crisp up.
- Enjoy! You can add dried fruit once it is out of the oven.
If you want more granola clusters, don’t stir immediately after taking out of the oven. This will allow the clusters to form and bind.
I hope you enjoy this highly requested recipe! It is a new weekly obsession of mine. If you make it, comment below! I’d love to hear all about it.