Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dry oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ

Instructions

  1. First melt the butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the honey and salt and briefly heat with the butter.
  3. Turn off the heat and add the oatmeal and wheat germ.
  4. Stir.
  5. Pour the mixture onto a cookie sheet.
  6. Spread the mixture out evenly and bake it at 375° for 10 minutes. It will be a golden brown color.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  8. Store in an airtight container.
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Comments

  1. Sandy says:

    Just wanted to let you know that we had a pizza in the oven when I saw your post fly across my Google Reader. I quickly put together the ingredients for the Granola and threw it in the oven after the pizza and now I’m munching on this sweet goodness! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!! =)

  2. TheHappyHousewife says:

    Awesome! That is one of my favorite recipes. It never lasts long at my house!
    Toni

  3. Nina T. says:

    Ooooh can’t wait to try this!!!

  4. Taximom says:

    Oh, wow, is this yummy! I made one batch, and then made another, adding crisp rice cereal and chopped almonds to the oatmeal.
    yumyumyumyumyumyumyumyumyum!

  5. making this today Toni. I will let you know how it goes. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Turned out delicious Toni. I made the first batch just like the recipe stated for the kiddos. They dont like anything in their granola so this was perfect. Then for the secong batch I added almonds, pecans and some brown sugar. It turned out wonderful. I love the wheat germ dh will be so excited when he gets home today.

  7. Shannon says:

    This recipe looks great but I have never made anything like this before. What kind of oats do you use (i.e. quick cook, old fashioned etc)? I know my kids will love it!

  8. TheHappyHousewife says:

    I use old fashioned oats. Thanks for asking!
    Toni

  9. Lisa says:

    Hi Toni,

    I am really interested in trying to make this, but I can’t seem to find wheat germ anywhere! I know you live in a different state, but can you recommend somewhere that might carry it, or a possible substitute that I could use?

  10. ali says:

    Your recipe looks so much simpler than so many I’ve seen! I’m going to HAVE to make this one, I love me some granola!

  11. Mayra says:

    Happy I have done this recipe and it became part of our regular menu. This with the crock pot yogurt I make its my lunch almost every day! Thank you! I will post it in my blog.

  12. cheryl I. says:

    This is so simple! I did make some changes though: I also added vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, almonds and/or pecans. I left out the wheat germ as well (not popular in my family)

  13. dawn says:

    Okay, I KNOW you can just eat this. But what else can you (do you) do with it?

  14. Holly Pieper says:

    I am going to use ground flax. I am also soaking my oats overnight and slow cooking this on lowest oven temp all day tomorrow. Let me know if you want the results.

  15. Shirley Dunn says:

    This granola is entirely too good. I made this on Sunday afternoon for the first time and it was gone by last evening. Everytime my hubby had his hands in the bowl, he was commenting on how good it was! Instead of wheat germ, I added milled flaxseed since that is what we had on hand. I’m thinking it would work great as a cereal (like Grapenuts) I’m going to have to try it that way if it will last long enough!

  16. Tara says:

    This looks like a great recipe to have my little guy help out with. He is going to be so proud to tell his teachers and friends at preschool that he made this:)

  17. Heather says:

    Has anyone tried adding fruit to it? I buy granola for my two year olds yougert. She loves loves loves blueberries and the one I buy had dried blueberries in it. But this would be so much cheaper for me to make. Thank you!

  18. Breana says:

    I’m also wondering where I would find wheat germ & all the possibilities of things to add! I look forward to try this!

  19. Jenna says:

    YUM! The granola looks to-die-for! My kids love fruit and yogurt parfaits for breakfast, with a handful of unsalted almonds and a little granola in them. This is perfect! I usually buy the yogurt with the granola already included, from YoCrunch. They’re really good for on-the-go!

    I’ll let you know how this turns out! My kids are going to love it :)

  20. Janet says:

    Never heard of Crockpot Yogurt. Hmmmm

  21. Great for a teenager who breezes out of the house at 6:50 a.m. without breakfast!

  22. Heather says:

    This looks so easy and sooo good! Cant wait to try it, thanks!

  23. Leslie says:

    Got it in the oven now! I tossed some raisins in because I had them, otherwise it is exactly the same. I can’t wait!

  24. Rachel R. says:

    Our news station showed us how to make a similar granola the other day … but the chef said to never put in dried fruits or similar until after the mix had cooled and to mix those ingredients in as you put the mix into its container.

  25. Stacey Korner says:

    Mine is in the oven now! Going to use it tomorrow for our Homeschool get together. Going to show the kids how to make trail mix :) I am going to do a second batch when this is out, but add some brown sugar and vanilla to it. You find wheat germ in the cereal isle next to the granola. That is where our store has it!

  26. Kim says:

    LISA & BREANA, wheat germ is usually in the cereal isal at your local grocery store or if your store sells food in bulk sometimes you can get it there. I get mine at my local healthfood store. Hope that helps!
    I love homemade granola!! I use pure maple syrup in mine! :) yummy!

  27. dirty says:

    Oh yum! My second batch I used peanut butter instead of butter and added mini chocolate chips and dried cranberries. I love how quick this is.

  28. Ok so it may be a little crazy to do this just before 10 pm, but I really wanted to try it! So I got all my ingredients together only to find little brown bugs in my wheat germ! Eek! Add on top of that I only had 1/4 cup of honey left. So I was thinking that was that…no granola :( I ran through the comments and came up with something different. I melted my butter and then added the salt, 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup peanut butter and then put in the oats and 1/4 cup flax seeds! It’s in the oven now! I’ll post on my blog how it comes out! http://www.sweetbeansoflife.blogspot.com
    Thanks!

  29. Jamie says:

    Saw the recipe yesterday, and made it this morning for my children. I am going to make more for the week, because my kids liked it so much!!!

  30. SJM says:

    I am a homemade granola convert! Check out my recipe here (http://www.lifecommaetc.com/2012/03/first-attempt-homemade-granola.html). Next up: homemade yogurt!

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