Basic Granola Recipe

A basic recipe for healthy homemade granola muesli – ready to personalise to suit your taste.

Granola is probably one of the thing I make oftentimes. It’s my go to breakfast on yoghurt, smoothies.

When I first made this recipe it was as a reaction to the hundred or so other granola recipes I already had on this blog. The reason why the granola-colony had grown so much has to be my ever-changing taste in granola and my love for experimenting with different flavours and textures. So I created a basic recipe, completely ready to customize. Play around with any ingredients you like.

Basic Granola Recipe

Notes On Granola Making

  • Make sure the granola is evenly spread out. Otherwise big lumps that require longer baking forms
  • Never add dried fruit to the oven – it expands and burns
  • If some of the granola is about to burn, reduce heat and set the oven door ajar
  • Better stir once too much than once too little, granola easily burns

Basic Granola Recipe

A basic recipe for healthy homemade granola - ready to personalise to suit your taste
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Author: josefinetm


  • ¼ mashed banana OR 2 tbsp. apple sauce*
  • 1 ½ cups/ 360mL oats (old-fashioned, rye, quinoa flakes…)

  • ½ cup/ 120mL nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews…)

  • ½ cup/ 120mL seeds (chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds…)

  • ¼ cup/ 60mL water

  • 1 tbsp. oil (melted coconut oil, ghee, olive, sesame…)

  • 2 tbsp. liquid sweetener (honey, agave, molasses, maple syrup…)

  • ½ cup/ 120mL dried fruit (figs, cranberries, goji berries, mulberries…)


  • Preheat oven to 175°C/ 350°F
  • Place the banana or applesauce in a big bowl. Add in oats and stir well. Chop the nuts and ad nuts and seed to the mixture.
  • Mix together water, oil and liquid sweetener and pour over the cereal.
  • Spread the granola out evenly on a baking sheet with baking paper.
  • Bake for 20 minutes stirring often (5 times at least).
  • Let cool down completely. Mix in the dried fruit and store in an airtight container.


*The addition of fruit puree makes the granola chunky

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