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Simple Granola

This simple granola recipe is the perfect base recipe for a delicious granola. Great on its own, or with nuts or dried fruit mixed in! Enjoy with yogurt, milk, or plain!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 16
Calories: 166kcal


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup canola oil**
  • 4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine brown sugar, honey and canola oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Cook, stirring often until sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour brown sugar mixture over oats and add cinnamon and salt. Stir until oats are evenly coated.
  • Spread granola mixture over a cookie sheet (sprayed with pam) and press mixture down.
  • Place in oven and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before breaking apart and into pieces.
  • Store in a ziplock bag or other air tight container.


**Use your preference of oil, canola, vegetable, or even coconut oil, etc.


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg