I made this Healthy Homemade Granola over the weekend and it was easier than expected. For years I have been buying granola because making it at home seemed like too much work. I proved myself wrong, as this granola was easy to make and only took about 30 minutes. It’s great over yogurt, and even better in my Simple Cinnamon Yogurt Parfait recipe. It’s crunchy, sweet, and pretty addictive.
I made about 20 servings (1/4 cups serving) this time around. It was a lot, as you can see by the pictures below. Too much? Nah, but you can easily cut this recipe in half if you want.
I pulled the nutrition on this one because I was curious. Not only is this granola made with wholesome ingredients, but the nutrition info checks out.
Per about 1/4 cup serving of granola:
- 203 calories
- 9.6 g fat
- 28.8 g total carb
- 3.8 g dietary fiber
- 6.5 g sugar
- 5.7 g protein
There are healthy fats, slow burning calories to start the day, 5+ grams of protein and a low sugar content. Can’t do much better than that.
In my opinion, this granola is pretty sweet despite the moderate sugar content. I don’t have a HUGE sweet tooth, but I think you could cut the sugar in half if you are looking for more of a muesli.
Lets Get Economical with This Healthy Homemade Granola:
- 4 cups old fashioned oats – $1.55
- 1 cups nuts/seeds – $3.49
- 1/3 cup coconut oil – $0.70
- 1/2 cup maple syrup or brown sugar or honey $1.36 (I went with 1/4 brown sugar and 1/4 maple syrup)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon – $0.12
- 1.5 tsp vanilla – $0.75
The grand total is $7.97. Or $0.40/serving. Not bad for wholesome, homemade granola. Plus, it has coconut oil. Talk about on-trend.
If you want to take a lower cost route, then skip the nuts/seeds altogether and go with brown sugar instead of maple syrup. These two changes will bring the total cost down drastically to $3.33. Or the low price of $0.17/serving. There is no beating that.
A “normal” package of granola costs about $3.00, or $0.27/serving. This would be your basic, sugary cereal-like granola. A gourmet muesli or granola could cost upwards of $7.99 (pricey, I know), which would run you $0.73/servings. Like everything, it’s all relative. If you want to beat the low cost competitor, then strip out the nuts and brown sugar. If you are looking for something a little higher end, then keep it in. Your call.
After baking the granola, there are some optional add-ins too that I think work well:
- 1/2 cup dried fruit
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
I’m not great at making decisions, so I went half and half – putting raisins in one container and dark chocolate chips in the other.
I hope you enjoy this Healthy Homemade Granola!