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 Published 2010-Jan-26   Updated 2020-Mar-23

-Submitted by Sathya

(Healthy Homemade Granola)

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Granola is a crunchy, tasty breakfast item from America. It is made with rolled oats, dried fruits and nuts. These are mixed together with honey, oil and together baked. Together it is a tasty mix. It can be enjoyed with milk and fresh fruits for breakfast. This can also be used as a topping with flavoured yogurt, ice-creams and other desserts. It makes a healthy snack. Granola bars are popular among kids as a snack.

Making Granola is very simple to make. You can mix oats with any nuts and dried fruits that you have on hand. Its a great option for kids to have after school. Another similar snack popular in India is called Muesli. In Muesli, oats, nuts and dried fruits are mixed together but it is not baked. Personally I prefer the taste and crunchiness of granola more. Here is the recipe.

Recipe for Granola

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6 to 8


  • Quaker Oats - 2 cups
  • Peanuts - 1/4 cup
  • Cashew nuts - 1/4 cup
  • Almond - 1/4 cup
  • Pistas (or walnuts) - 1/4 cup
  • Sunflower seeds (or flax seeds or any other seeds) - 1/4 cup
  • Raisins - 1/4 cup
  • Dried fruit - 1/4 cup (Dried Cherries, Apple, Papaya, Cranberries etc.)
  • Cinnamon Powder (or Vanilla Extract) - 1 tsp
  • Maple syrup - 1/2 cup (Also you can use Honey or Date syrup)
  • Vegetable oil (or Coconut Oil) - 1/4 cup


  1. Mix maple syrup (or Honey) and oil in a mixing bowl.

    Granola Preparation Steps

  2. Add Oats, Cinnamon powder, Cashew nuts, Almonds, Peanuts, Sunflower seeds and any other nuts that you want to add.

    Granola Preparation Steps

  3. Toss well until all of the oats are coated with the maple syrup mixture.
  4. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking pan.

    Granola Preparation Steps

  5. Spread it out evenly, but leave a few clumps here and there for texture.
  6. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and bake for 30 min. Bake for another 5 to 10 minutes if needed. The nuts and oats should be well toasted and become golden brown.

    Granola Preparation Steps

  7. Mix in dried fruits (raisins, cherries, cranberries etc.) with it when its warm. Let it cool completely. Granola will be soft at first but will become crunchy as it cools down.

Serving Granola

  • Serve as a breakfast cereal with milk and fresh fruits.
  • Granola can also be used as a topping over flavoured yogurt, ice creams, puddings etc.
  • Enjoy as an evening snack.

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Comments (4)

Person   ()
Wow! I love this recipe! And its quite healthy too! 😊
Person   ()
Yes true.
Person   ()
I loved this recipe but can you give me its nutritional value and also is it dangerous for people with high bp and excess weight. and also who has hot blood...
Thank you
Person   ()
I am not sure of the nutritional value.. people with high bp and excess weight should always be careful about their diet... please consult our doctor or dietician about the diet...

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Comment by Bonti Hazarika
    I m really to hav such easy recipes, so want more. Thanks.

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Reply :-
    Yes you can make granola on stove top. In a kadai (wok) or frying pan,  roast the oats and nuts over low heat till it turns light brown. Next add the maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon powder and oil. Mix everything together. Keep roasting on a low flame till everything becomes crispy. Be careful not to burn it. Switch off and mix in the raisins and dry fruits.

Comment by a Yoga Kana on 16 April 2010 00:13AM
    very nice simple recipes... really very useful for us..
Reply :-           
    Thanks Yoga!!

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