Easy Homemade Granola Recipe

Easy Homemade Granola Recipe

Delicious, healthy and crunchy Easy Homemade Granola Recipe, perfect for breakfast, dessert or snack. Rolled oats, with almonds, cranberries, sesame seeds, coconut flakes and sweetened with maple syrup. So much better than the store bought kind.

Easy Homemade Granola


Eating healthy is vital to a healthy heart. Heart disease is a major cause of disability and the leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 1.2 million Americans suffer from a  heart attack each year. Heart disease being the number one killer of American women, killing five to eight more women than breast cancer.

Homemade Granola Recipe

Eating granola on a regular basis along with a diet high in fruits and vegetables, may greatly reduce your risk or reverse heart disease and high blood pressure. Oatmeal is widely known for its soluble fiber, which helps to lower cholesterol. It is also a good source of complex carbohydrate, which prevents blood sugar spikes found in refine carbohydrates. It’s low in fat and a beneficial part of a weight loss plan. Oatmeal contains fiber, manganese, magnesium, selenium, phosphorus and zinc.

NB-For those who are allergic to gluten, please make sure you use gluten free oats or substitute with quinoa flakes or buckwheat flakes. What better way to start the day than with heart healthy and delicious granola? Packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. This recipe has no added sugar or fats.


Cooking Time

10 min
50 min
Ready in:
1 h
6 servings



  1. Preheat oven 300 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with greased parchment paper. In a large bowl combine oats, coconut flakes, flax seeds, sesame seeds.
  2. In a large bowl combine oats, coconut flakes, flax seeds, sesame seeds.
  3. Mix maple syrup, coconut oil, almond extract, vanilla and salt.
  4. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients until oat mixture is evenly coated.
  5. Spread on baking sheet. Press down the granola with the palm of your hands firmly.
  6. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour turning every 15 minutes.
  7. Cool on baking sheet until crunchy. Mix in nuts and dried fruit.
  8. Store granola in an airtight container.


Homemade Granola Recipe

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. philly
    February 2, 2018

    ok thanks

  2. Philly
    February 1, 2018


    I can’t seem to find alcohol free almond extract (i don’t use the alcohol ones) what can I replace it with..thanks .cant wait to try it.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 2, 2018

      Hello Philly, next time get Frontier brand alcohol free almond flavor, it is normally sold on Amazon