Homemade Granola

There are lots of options for store bought Granola in the supermarket nowadays, but did you know that Granola is super easy to make at home? No addictives, extra sugar, unknown chemicals on the ingredients label, you know everything that goes into this super food.

We love it because it’s so versatile to eat – with milk for breakfast, with fruit and yogurt for a quick snack, or simply on it’s own when you’ve got the munchies.

After experimenting with a few different recipes, I’m now officially disclosing my own Granola recipe (and trust me, a lot of stuff you probably already own!)  We don’t like dried fruit, but it’s a great way to add sweetness as well as extra vitamins and fiber to your diet.

Core ingredients / 主要材料: 

  • 3 cups rolled oats / 三杯燕麥 (儘量不要用即沖的)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar / 三湯匙紅糖
  • 1/3 cup honey / 1/3 杯蜜糖
  • 1/4 vegetable oil  / 1/4 杯植物油
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt / 1/4 茶匙鹽
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract / 1 茶匙香草精

Other ingredients include, below are all optional! / 下列其他材料都自行選擇加或不加: 

  • 1 teaspoon cinammon / 1茶匙玉桂粉
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts or seeds (any kind you prefer) / 半杯豆, 如杏仁, 腰果 等…
  • 1/2 cup dried or freeze dried fruits / 半杯乾果, 如葡萄乾等..
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips / 半杯迷你巧克力片IMG_7019

Firstly, combine all the core ingredients (and cinnamon if you are using) and place on a tray, spreading it as thinly as possible:

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Bake for 10-15 minutes until it’s slightly brown. Meanwhile, you can lightly toast and chop the nuts:

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Remove the core mix from the oven, then add your nuts and seeds. Mix, then put back into the oven for another 5-10 minutes until everything is golden brown.

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Carrie’s Homemade Granola

Ingredients: 

  • 3 cups rolled oats / 三杯燕麥 (儘量不要用即沖的)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar / 三湯匙紅糖
  • 1/3 cup honey / 1/3 杯蜜糖
  • 1/4 vegetable oil  / 1/4 杯植物油
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt / 1/4 茶匙鹽
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract / 1 茶匙香草精

Optional ingredients: 

  • 1 teaspoon cinammon / 1茶匙玉桂粉
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts or seeds (any kind you prefer) / 半杯豆, 如杏仁, 腰果 等…
  • 1/2 cup dried or freeze dried fruits / 半杯乾果, 如葡萄乾等..
  • 1/2 cup mini (dark)chocolate chips / 半杯迷你(黑)巧克力片
  1. Set oven to 150 degrees Celcius.
  2. Combine the rolled oats, brown sugar, honey, oil, salt and vanilla extract (and cinnamon if you’re using) and mix well.
  3. Place the mix into a baking tray and spread flat. Put in oven for 10-15 minutes until it’s slightly brown.
  4. Meanwhile, slightly toast and chop the nuts.
  5. Remove mix from oven, mix in the nuts and seeds and put back into the oven for 10 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Let cool for at least an hour and put in a airtight container for up to one week.. if it lasts that long in your household! =)


It also looks great if you put it into a jar as a thoughtful gift for family and friends, along with a homemade tag:

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She cooked!

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