How To Make Your Own Granola


Granola is so versatile and easy to make at home. I like being able to control the ingredients and limit the sugar. We are big granola eaters in my home so I prepare a big batch that we use to top our morning yogurt with, as a trail mix snack in a baggie, or even just with milk with some fruit sliced up in a bowl. It's perfect for when you're looking for easy, healthy snacks!

I like that I’m able to omit the nut ingredients for school, yet add them at times when it’s safe to do so. When making a trail mix, I put out a bunch of mix-in’s for the kids to choose from. I like giving them control over what they are eating and this is the perfect chance to let them do that healthily. I store it in large glass containers so it’s easily accessible for the kids to grab when they get home from school. This one is just sweet enough and so yummy that they won’t be grabbing for the cookies!



- 6 cups of rolled oats

- 1/4 cup brown sugar

- 1/2 cup coconut oil

- 1/3 cup honey

- 2 tsp vanilla



Melt the coconut oil.

In a large bowl, mix the rolled oats with the brown sugar.

In a separate bowl, whisk the oil, honey and vanilla.

Pour the wet mixture over the dry, stirring until coated evenly.

Spray a baking sheet and bake at 350° for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. I use my phone timer for this step!

Let it cool before breaking up. I like leaving it in chunks - easier for little hands to grab!


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Author: Tara Lotufo

Tara lives in New York with her husband David and children, Chloe and Max. Being a New Yorker can be difficult come winter, so Tara spends a lot of time in the kitchen with her kids, who have become her little sous chefs. They enjoy mixing and measuring, pouring and prepping, and eating! They’re her inspiration for creative meals and the reason she’s such a happy mommy. Tara blogs about food, cooking and all things delicious.

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