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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

homemade granola



homemade-yogurt-parfait yogurt-granola-parfait


Happy Tuesday! I'm continuing the healthy recipes to kick off the new year with this homemade granola today! I don't know about you, but I love granola anyway I can get it -- on top of yogurt, by itself or with a little almond milk to make it like a cereal {I've been doing this for the past week and it's delicious!}

Often, I find myself looking at all the brands of granola at the grocery store and being so tempted by all of them! But, I have found, that the store-bought granola is not always the healthiest. That's why I love this recipe: you know everything that's going into it and you can really customize it with your favorite ingredients. And trust me, I have thought plenty of times about making homemade granola but end up deciding I just don't have the time. How silly! This was such a quick and simple recipe, that should never be an excuse! And it made so much that you will have a few weeks worth in just one recipe!

My mom had granola at a family bridal shower a few months ago and has been raving about it sense! When we made this granola the other weekend, we decided to add the dried fruit for a little spin and it was so delicious! We went with dried cherries because we had them on hand, but you could easily use any other dried fruit you like -- dried cranberries would be fabulous too! 

Homemade Granola

{what you will need}
4 cups oats {regular or quick}
2 cups shredded coconut
2 cups sliced almonds
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1 cup whole dried cherries, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the honey and oil together in a small bowl. In a separate, larger bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients and pour the honey and oil mixture over it. Mix until completely incorporated. Spread the mixture out onto an oiled, rimmed cookie sheet and bake for 35 minutes. Stir every 15 minutes. Allow to cool before adding the dried cherries, or other favorite dried fruit. 


Thanks so much for dropping by and see you tomorrow!


  1. Homemade granola is so good and so cost effective! You can make a huge batch for a fraction of the cost.. Love this recipe!
    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  2. YUM! And such pretty presentation!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  3. I totally could have used this yesterday as I was prepping my breakfast for today!! Thanks for sharing this girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. I'm in heaven as yogurt, granola fruit parfait safe my breakfast of choice!! Rachel, this is a great recipe with the dried cherries!!! Have a wonderful day

  5. i have always wanted to make this! i thought it was so complicated--ha! thanks for the recipe. looks GREAT.

  6. I've always want to make homemade granola - it's a lot simpler than I expected. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Such a great post! I love granola and you did an amazing job! I think I will make this one later for lunch for me and my son! Happy Tuesday, Rach!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  8. Yummy: Stunning look.
    Thanks for sharing this sweet recipe
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  9. YUM! One of my favorite breakfasts is yogurt and granola, and love the presentation of it in those glasses. So pretty <3
    Green Fashionista

  10. Hm, I think I will have to try it! Definitely pinning it and saving it for later!
    xo, Lily

  11. I love this, I also love your glassware, so cute. I can't believe I have not made any homemade granola before, I must try!

    XO Chelsea

  12. Love homemade granola because you can definitely account for the fat content that way. Your recipe looks delicious!

  13. Yumm! Love granola and should probably make it more!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  14. agh looks so yummy! I'm working on a similar recipe with granola as the main ingredient. So yummy and healthy!

    We Shop in Heels

  15. Amazing idea, I will try it ; ) Thanks for the inspiration : )

  16. This sounds fabulous! I really love granola and yogurt, but never have attempted to make my own. Savings this one for sure!

  17. Your parfait is so pretty, and I love how easy the granola is to make!

  18. I love making my own granola! It is so easy. I am allergic to nuts so granola from the store isn't an option for me. Love it with raisins or with fruit and yogurt!


  19. Love how it looks in those glasses! I'll have to try this!

    Chow Down USA


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