One of the very first recipes I posted when I started my blog was homemade granola recipe, but since then, my recipe has evolved, and so has my recipe printable feature. 🙂

Easy, yet healthy, homemade granola provides an incredibly frugal and delicious alternative to the store bought variety. One of my favorite healthy snacks of all times is a cup of yogurt and granola. Too often, I go to the cabinet and we are out of granola, so now I’m developing a habit of mixing up large batches of this homemade granola for the family. Another wonderful option is that it’s so easy, even the kids can learn to make it with one training time.

This homemade granola recipe is incredibly forgiving and flexible. Translation? As long as you stick to the wet/dry ingredient ratio, you can mix and match any ingredients that you have in your pantry. For instance, I have three cups of nuts listed. That’s a lot of nuts, and can make the recipe more expensive. The last time I made it, I only had one total cup of nuts. That was no problem, I just add shredded coconut, raisins and some dried fruit. There have been times when I made it very basic with only oats, wheat germ and a small amount of nuts. 

As I always recommend,  make it once and then you will easily be able to adjust it to your preference. Lately, I’ve gone into the health food bulk section and looked at their 20 varieties of granola for inspiration.

Start your family on the road to a great, healthy day with this yummy granola.

While I posted this recipe long ago, I recently did a live Periscope video on the topic of making Lazy homemade granola (with a special tip so you don’t have to babysit the granola awhile it bakes) and Homemade Granola bars, so if you want to join me chit chatting live in the kitchen (oh yes, very live, complete with phone ringing repeatedly) then watch below. 🙂

Homemade Granola Bars
Homemade Peanut Butter Granola Bars

I scored an entire case of new Mason Jar cans at a thrift store, and I’ve enjoyed using them for so many storing needs – including granola.

Who says granola is just for breakfast anymore? This is an amazing dessert.

Our eight year old daughter went to town creating a beautiful yogurt granola parfait for me. Wouldn’t this be beautiful in a truffle bowl for Easter brunch or served just like this in individual goblets?

Great job, Sweetie!