My Favourite Homemade Granola

When we are ‘thinking outside the cereal box’, homemade granola makes a wonderful, delicious breakfast option


When we start thinking outside the cereal box, homemade granola makes a wonderful, delicious breakfast option.

The bought stuff is mostly high in sugar with industrialised oils and lots of other less than ideal ingredients, so just don’t go there!

This version has wholesome goodness by the mouthful. Filled with fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals galore from the oats and coconut flakes, healthy saturated fat from the coconut oil, protein from the nuts and seeds plus texture and that all important crunch, the cinnamon balancing out your blood sugar.

Granola is pretty forgiving, you can tweak and change to suit any taste. I personally go for a more less sweet, more crunch vibe, but go ahead and add in some sultanas or goji berries if that takes your fancy.

Serve as cereal with your favourite milk, or with yoghurt and fresh fruit. My kids also love grabbing it by the handful as an easy snack. You can also make this lunchbox friendly by using just seeds instead of nuts. Or my favourite way is as a parfait including chia pudding and fruit in the layers. This breakfast keeps me full until dinner time!

Many of the ingredients in this recipe can be sourced from my one-stop-favourite, organic wholefoods online store, The Wholefood Collective. They go to great lengths to ensure everything they source is amazing quality, they stock all my favorite products and I don’t even have to leave the house! Oh, and the cherry on the cake is they donate profits to improve food security for vulnerable Aussies.

My Favourite Homemade Granola

Brenda Janschek
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins


  • 2 cups gluten-free whole rolled oats
  • 3 cups coconut flakes/chips
  • 1.5 cup mixed nuts chopped - I love a mix of brazil nuts, hazelnuts, cashews
  • 1/2 cup mixed seeds - I love pepitas sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup sulphur free chopped apricots or you can use dates
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup maple syrup or raw honey- or add sweetness to taste


  • Preheat oven to 160 C
  • Line two baking sheets with baking paper
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl
  • Add coconut oil and sweetener and stir well
  • Spread the mixture over the two baking trays
  • Place in oven for 15 minutes until edges start to golden, then stir around and pop back in oven for another 5-10mins or until golden brown. Stir a couple of extra times during cooking if necessary.
  • Keep in Mason jar in cupboard or fridge for up to 2 weeks.

If you’re looking for more recipe inspiration, take a look at my recipe ebook getting rave reviews, Easy Wholefood Lunchboxes.

It’s packed with 40 delicious nut-free, refined sugar-free sweet and savoury recipes which have all been kid-tested and approved!

Check out this post for other delicious ‘think outside the cereal box’ breakfast ideas

Bren x



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    • Brenda Janschek

      You could use quinoa flakes Annette, to be honest, I also do batches leaving out the oats, just add an extra cup of coconut flakes. It’s delish!

  1. Zulfaa

    Hi Brenda,
    My family and i just LOVE this granola recipe. Its SO easy to make and just delicious.
    I’ve made a big batch of this and wondering if i can fridge or freezer it to make it last longer?
    Would i lose the crisp though?


    • Brenda Janschek

      I have never thought tofreezer it to be honest! It lasts over a week on my counter …why don’t you freeze a portion and see what happens. Let me know because I might do the same! so glad you all love the granola xx

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