Easy to make and delicious!
I love granola and have been making this Honey Pecan Homemade Granola recipe for years. It’s so easy, uses simple ingredients and costs much less than ready made granolas. And it’s delicious!
Here’s the ingredient list and directions for the recipe, and printable recipe cards are available at the end of this post.
The ingredients are pantry staples for me since I make this recipe often. I buy the large containers of old-fashioned oats and am lucky to have a friend that shares wonderful fresh local pecans with me! The unsweetened shredded coconut the recipe calls for is different from flaked coconut. It can be found in natural food stores and online, and Bob’s Red Mill sells bags of unsweetened shredded coconut that can be found in many grocery stores.
An added benefit of this recipe is that you can substitute ingredients for those that you and your family prefer. I sometimes omit the ginger and add a little extra cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. And you can add more or less brown sugar to taste and omit the salt and it will still taste great!
After mixing the dry ingredients with the warmed honey and oil, bake about 30-40 minutes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper until your granola is golden brown. Make sure you stir it every 10 minutes for even toasting and let it cool on a wire rack, stirring occasionally as it cools. Your kitchen will smell wonderful!
When the granola is completely cooled, mix in 1 cup (or more) of your favorite dried fruits and store in an airtight container. I like to add dried cherries, raisins or Craisins. If you and your family like different dried fruits, store the granola plain and let everyone add the fruits individually for a personalized bowl of granola!
The added benefit of this recipe is that it’s perfect for sharing as a gift! And it’s great to mail in care packages too. So I’ve added printable recipe cards and gift tags at the end of this post. I used parchment card stock in my copier for the tags shown in the photos, but white is great too!
For those concerned about food allergies I like to include a recipe card with the granola so they know the exact ingredients used. And if they like the granola they can make more later!
If you’d like to give homemade granola in jars instead of cellophane bags, I added a page of labels below that can be printed on full sheet adhesive labels in your inkjet copier. Just print, cut, peel off the backing and press the adhesive labels onto the jar. Add a ribbon and your gift is complete!
Printable for homemade granola recipe cards & gift tags-
Printable for homemade granola sheet labels-