Homemade Granola

Belula March 15, 2016
90° shot of granola coming out of a jar

One of my favourite meals is most definitely breakfast. We don't do eggs and co this early in the day, except for the weekend maybe, or vacation. My breakfast is more of the continental variety: fruit, toast, coffee, yoghurt and cereal. I love cereal, especially granola.

Full disclosure: it never occurred to me one could actually make its own granola, I assumed supermarket was the only option. It was only after I started my Instagram account around a year ago that I notices that almost everyone I followed made at some point or another their own granola. I remember thinking that it would be cool to do it. But I forgot about it.

A bowl of yogurt and granola
45° shot of homemade granola on baking tray ready for baking
A hand taking a spoonful of yogurt and homemade granola

It was only recently, visiting my friend Mili in London that I actually tried homemade granola for the first time and I fell in love. It was so good. So good. And then she explained why: in the supermarket version, 70 % of the granola is composed of oats and only a small portion is dedicated to the good stuff (almonds, pecans, raisins, and nuts in general). Suddenly everything made sense. I saw the light. Wink.

I came across A Modern Way to Cook, by Anna Jones, while we were drinking coffee at hip, "raw" place in Mayfair and I devoured it. It was very interesting. And there I found granola. I adapted her recipe a little to my taste, and you can do the same.

Hope you like it and make it! It's so easy you won't know what hit you.

Making of granola: drip shot of honey
Homemade Granola
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 10 servings
Nutrition: 275 cal
Cuisine: American


  • Valencia Almonds 125 g
  • Pecan Nuts 125 g
  • Raisins black 125 g
  • Oats 70 g
  • Shredded Coconut 20 g
  • Lemon Zest 2
  • Honey 6 tbsp


  • 1. Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
  • 2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silpad if you have one.
  • 3. Warm up the honey.
  • 4. In a bowl mix together the almonds, the nuts, the oats and the shredded coconut. Add the liquid honey and toss using a spoon. Make sure all of the ingredients are properly coated with the honey.
  • 5. Spread the mixture evenly over the baking tray and bake for 15 minutes, mixing and turning the granola every 5 minutes so you make sure it will cook evenly!
  • 6. After 15 minutes add the lemon zests and the raisins and properly mix everything together. Cook for 10 more minutes. Turn after 5 minutes!
  • 7. Remove from the oven and let it cool down.
  • 8. Transfer to a glass jar or a hermetic container and keep at room temperature. It should keep for up to a month. But it won't last that long I promise!
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Gladys bain March 16, 2016

Very good!

Belén Gowland
Belula March 16, 2016

Thank you Gladys :)

Rana March 17, 2016

OMG! I love it! Thanks for sharing.Is it fast-cooking oats or regular oats that you precook in water?

Belén Gowland
Belula March 18, 2016

Hola Rana! So happy that you liked the recipe :) As far as the oats are concerned, just regular oats are fine.... No need to pre-cook in water. Just toss them with the rest of the nuts and bake in the oven! They taste amazing!!

Aman makkouk March 18, 2016

I love the idea of homemade granola bars,, they taste good and you can throw in them whatever nuts or dried seeds or fruits you have at home. I add peanut butter to make mine into bars and not crumbles. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipes. W

Belén Gowland
Belula March 18, 2016

Hello Aman, Granola bars sound amazing! I'll give them a try! I never made them!! Thanks for the idea :) I'm happy to share my recipes! And delighted you like them! Happy evening.

Mili March 31, 2016

So happy to have inspired your recipe (and venturinginto new culinary territories!). Dont't forget that the commercial types have tons of hidden sugars of the worst kinds-your replacement with honey is a much healthier alternative. Thanks so much for the love and dedication that go into your posts and recipes, keep them coming!

Belén Gowland
Belula April 09, 2016

Mili!!! Thank you for introducing me to a whole new culinary world! And for the support :) Happy Weekend :)

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