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homemade granola with raisins and dried cranberries on baking sheet

The Best Granola Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 13 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


This is the best healthy granola recipe out there! Yummy oats, nuts, and dried fruit are lightly sweetened and toasted to granola perfection! Once you try this 30-minute granola recipe you'll never go back to store-bought!


Units Scale
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cups shredded unsweeteened coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cups dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine honey, maple syrup, oil, water, and vanilla extract and stir to mix. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl toss together oats, cinnamon, salt, and walnuts.
  4. Pour honey mixture over dry ingredients and stir to coat evenly.
  5. Spread granola ina thin layer on the prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake 10 minutes then stir granola and rotate baking sheets to ensure even baking.
  7. Bake additional 15 minutes, then add coconut in a layer over the mix. Bake additional 5 minutes and remove from oven.
  8. Allow to cool completely before stirring in raisins and dried cranberries.


  • Oven times can vary, watch granola closely to prevent over toasting. Granola will be golden brown when it is finished.
  • Coconut is only added the last 5 minutes to ensure it is only lightly toasted, not over browned.

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