Basic Granola

If you want the best homemade granola recipe ever, this is it. It's crunchy and a tiny bit chewy and bursting with flavor. I will never tire of it!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Janssen Bradshaw


  • 6 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut sweetened or unsweetened
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Heaping 1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 6 tablespoons oil canola, coconut, or vegetable all work great
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat honey and oil until well-combined. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  4. Pour the liquid over the dry ingredients and stir until the dry ingredients are evenly coated.
  5. Spread the granola evenly onto a cookie sheet and bake for 40 minutes, stirring every ten minutes (be especially careful to get the edges since that's where it's most likely to burn).
  6. Let cool and store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

(slightly adapted from Perry's Plate)