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Homemade healthy granola

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine global vegetarian
Servings 12 servings


  • 2 cups puffed grains rice/wheat/jowar
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 3 tbsps flaxseeds
  • 3 tbsps sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup coconut chips
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chopped bar
  • 1 cup dried fruit cranberries, raisins, chopped apricot
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or ghee


  • To make healthy homemade granola, start by lining a large baking tray with baking paper. Lightly grease with fingertips dipped in ghee/oil and keep aside.
  • Preheat the oven at 150°C for 10 minutes.
  • Place the puffed grains, oats, seeds, nuts and coconut chips in a large bowl.
  • In a small saucepan or in the microwave, slightly warm the honey with the salt, vanilla and cinnamon, until it is a little runny and whisk well till all the flavourings are mixed into the honey.
  • Wait for the honey to cool a little. Add it to the big bowl of ingredients and toss until well combined along with the ghee or oil.
  • Tip this into the lined tray and spread out evenly.
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake at 150°C for 30-40 minutes. Make sure the ingredients don't burn, even though we bake this at a fairly low temperature.
  • Once cooled, mix in the chocolate chips and chopped and whole dried fruit (whatever you are using). Store this in a glass clip top jar with a pretty label :)


Shelf life: Easily stays for 2 weeks in an airtight jar. Use a dry spoon to serve.
To serve, take 1/2 cup of granola in a bowl. Add cold milk (dairy or plant-based) or yoghurt and eat immediately. You can add chopped seasonal fresh fruit to this if you wish.