Homemade Granola Recipe with Pecans and Almonds

Homemade granola recipe with pecans and almonds gets made on a nearly weekly basis at our house! You won’t believe how easy it is to make granola at home.

Homemade granola recipe with pecans and almonds gets made on a nearly weekly basis at our house! You won't believe how easy it is to make granola at home. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com.

I’ve been looking for a good granola recipe that I could tweak and add to. This recipe has become my go-to and I usually just wing it – sometimes adding sunflower seeds, sometimes coconut, whatever I have in the house.

Since making this granola, I’ve created other versions including almond mocha granola, almond vanilla bean granola, apple crisp granola, cinnamon flax granola, and Biscoff granola.

Homemade granola recipe with pecans and almonds gets made on a nearly weekly basis at our house! You won't believe how easy it is to make granola at home. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com.

You really won’t believe how easy it is to make this homemade granola recipe. A few minutes of prep, and then it’s mostly hands-off time in the oven. It’s crunchy yet a little chewy, flavorful and full of warm cinnamon. It’s great and perfect on top of a yogurt parfait. I bet it’s even great on ice cream.

Not that I know.

Okay, I definitely know. (PS: With chocolate chips. Just saying.)

Homemade granola recipe with pecans and almonds gets made on a nearly weekly basis at our house! You won't believe how easy it is to make granola at home. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com.

Homemade Granola Recipe with Pecans and Almonds

Yield: 5 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Homemade granola recipe with pecans and almonds gets made on a nearly weekly basis at our house! You won't believe how easy it is to make granola at home.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups oats (quick, rolled, or extra thick - I like extra thick)
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax-seed
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment or Silpat. In a large bowl, stir together oats, almonds, pecans, coconut, salt, brown sugar, wheat germ and ground flax.
2. In separate small microwavable bowl, stir together honey, canola oil, cinnamon and vanilla. Heat in microwave for 45 seconds on 50% power.
3. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until everything is well coated.
4. Spread granola in an even layer over the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, stir, and then bake for 15-20 minutes longer until golden brown.
5. Let cool completely, stirring occasionally to break up chunks.
6. Store in airtight container.

serving size: 1/3 cup

Verdict: We love this granola.

Husband’s take: He eats way more of this than I do. It’s his go-to for quick and easy breakfasts.

Changes I would make: None but I often get very heavy handed with the cinnamon. (A tablespoon or more!)

Difficulty: So easy.

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.

Homemade granola recipe with pecans and almonds gets made on a nearly weekly basis at our house! You won't believe how easy it is to make granola at home. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com.

Homemade granola recipe with pecans and almonds gets made on a nearly weekly basis at our house! You won't believe how easy it is to make granola at home. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com.
   
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34 comments

  1. I am a granola lover. I could eat it everyday. It’s fun to see everyone’s tweaks to it…. and this sounds so good!

  2. Ohhh, yes, granola week!! That would be fabulous. 🙂 Great post!

  3. I make homemade granola all the time. It’s so perfect for a quick breakfast and I love making yogurt parfaits with it. Love the sound of your version!

  4. Mmm, I love your idea of the cherries and chocolate chips, but it looks great as-is too. Great SRC pick!

  5. granola is the best! 🙂 great SRC pick. it was fun baking from your blog this month, so i’m glad you were in the mix!

  6. Delicious! I love granola 😀 I was thinking of putting shredded coconut to it too hehe ~

  7. Granola is such a great choice! I love your pictures too. 🙂

  8. I love a good crunchy granola. Add pecans and I’m in heaven!

  9. We love homemade granola in this house! This looks great.

  10. Loving this granola Rachel! I am a huge fan of homemade granola!

  11. We love granola here! My hubby eats it almost every day and it is very similar to this recipe. Love the granola in the jar pic!

  12. I have yet to make my own granola! This looks like a great base recipe though!

  13. This sounds lovely! I need to try this!

  14. Looks yummy! I haven’t made my own yet, but this one may convince me!

  15. Rachel, i’m always on the hunt for new granola recipes! yours looks so simple and wholesome. i just made apple cinnamon granola over the weekend. i’m a self proclaimed granola-nut 🙂

  16. I’m so excited you got Holly’s site! She is just a fabulous person in and out of the kitchen. Granola is one of my favorites and yours looks great!

  17. I seriously LOVE that you chose my granola recipe! I agree that it is better with the rolled oats (thicker the better in my opinion). I’ve even changed it up more since then and need to post an update because we like the new version even better. We always eat ours with chocolate chips (my boys eat it with yogurt every morning for breakfast). Your pictures are gorgeous!

  18. Homemade is always better than storebought any day.

  19. I LOVE heaps of homemade granola on fro yo or ice cream. This stuff looks perfect for that… Im tempted to go make some right now, before 5 am.

  20. I too love homemade granola. I started making my own granola about a year ago. Now, I’m addicted. I think I’m going to make some right now! lol Have a great day! 🙂

  21. I love the idea of homemade granola…I need to make a huge batch to keep on hand.

  22. Granola is seriously on my list of favorite things to make. Your recipe here looks delightful!

  23. I could eat my weight in granola, and this certainly looks like a recipe that could bring that to fruition. Gorgeous photos and great SRC choice!

  24. I was just thinking I need to make some granola and then lo and behold your post popped up in my Reader. Good timing 🙂 It looks great!

  25. I keep meaning to make my own granola, and this looks like a fabulous place to start. Your photos are gorgeous, Rachel.

  26. My husband devours granola in this house, so I am always on the lookout for ways to make it just a little different. Great pick!

  27. Homemade granola is always so wonderful but I eat way too much so I have to avoid making it but you sure have me craving it.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry: Broiled Sushi.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  29. I am a hardcore granola lover. It’s seriously the best snack in the world. And the best part about making granola is how customizable it is. Although I wouldn’t change your recipe at all. Can’t wait to give this a try!

  30. Yumeeee – this looks So yummy, sweet and crunchy

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