Unlock the Sweet Secrets of Homemade Granola: All You Need To Know About Making the Perfect Granola

Granola is a popular breakfast treat. It’s easy to make and tastes great. But if you want to create the perfect homemade granola, there are some tricks and tips that you should know. With these simple steps, you’ll be able to whip up a batch of delicious and nutritious granola in no time. Consider what you need to know to make your fantastic granola sweetened with honey.

A bowl of homemade granola with sliced bananas.

What makes homemade granola with honey so good

The secret to making great granola lies in the ingredients that you use. Granola is made from oats, nuts, honey, and other flavorings. The sweetness of the honey gives it its signature flavor. Honey is also a healthier option than sugar. Most people don’t realize it, but there are different kinds of honey. Each type of honey has a slightly different flavor and texture. The two most common types of honey are clover honey and wildflower honey. I recommend using locally sourced honey.

What you’ll need to make the best homemade granola

To make granola, you’ll need the following items:
A large bowl or pan that you can put in the oven
A large mixing spoon
A large spoon for turning the granola
A large jar or container to store your homemade granola
Your favorite flavorings and spices
Homemade granola recipe – see the recipe card below for this easy granola recipe

Ingredients you need to make honey and brown sugar granola

  • Brown sugar
  • Vegetable or coconut oil
  • Honey
  • Oatmeal
  • Raisins
  • Dry milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt

How to make honey granola

  1. In a small saucepan, combine honey and brown sugar. Heat over low heat.
  2. Stir until the brown sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove the pot from the stove.
  4. Combine oats, dry milk, cinnamon, and salt, in a large baking dish. Stir well.
  5. Pour the honey mixture over the dry ingredients. Stir well.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
  7. Stir and break up any large clusters when you remove the pan from the oven.
  8. Cool before storing granola.

How to serve homemade granola

Homemade granola is a great breakfast food. It can be served with milk, yogurt, cereal, or fruit. It’s also tasty when eaten on its own. There are lots of ways to eat this delicious breakfast treat.

How to store homemade granola

When you make your granola, you’ll want to store it in a sealed container at room temperature. A large jar will work well. You can even use an old coffee canister. If you want to keep the granola fresh for more than two weeks, store it in the refrigerator.

A bowl of homemade granola with sliced bananas.

Homemade honey granola

You can make tasty granola at home with this recipe.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Granola, How to Make Homemade Granola
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 136kcal


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 5 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dry milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: M&M’s, Nuts, Coconuts, and Dried Fruit


  • Mix brown sugar, oil, and honey in a saucepan. Heat until the sugar is dissolved. Combine dry ingredients in a large cake pan. Pour sugar mixture over dry mixture and mix well. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cool in pan. Add raisins. Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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