Photo: Jan Smith
About 4 3/4 cups (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Keep this nutrient-packed homemade granola on hand for a quick-fix breakfast or for snacking. Munch on it dry, add milk, or stir it into yogurt. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 300°.

Step 2

Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl.

Step 3

Combine orange juice, honey, and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat just until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in oil and vanilla.

Step 4

Pour honey mixture over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Spread mixture in a thin layer onto a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 10 minutes; stir well. Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Spoon granola into a bowl; stir in dried cranberries. Cool completely.

Step 5

Note: Store completely cooled granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Ratings & Reviews

MegLee's Review

August 13, 2009
This was an amazing granola recipe. I thought it was a bit too sweet (I tried some like I always do before baking) but it came out tasting WAY better! I took it out ever 7 minutes to stir it and it was perfect! Next time I think I will decrease the sugars somehow, but I will be making this again!

SoCalledJay's Review

February 08, 2010
GREAT RECIPE! Nice to have in a bowl on the counter to just munch on throughout the day. Also tastes great in cereal, and yogurt. Will make again.

Laylamama's Review

February 02, 2011
I can't stop eating this and neither can my 2 and 4 year old girls! What a great alternative to expensive ready made granola at the grocery store and it was SO easy to make!

lavertyds's Review

February 05, 2010
This was easy and delicious - I didn't have orange juice so I used no sugar added white grape juice. I cooked it a lot but kept checking it so it did not burn... will make again and add whole almonds.

SWalsh's Review

February 04, 2013
This granola is so easy and absolutely delicious! I read other reviews and baked it at 315 for a total of 30 mins. I used almond extract and dried cranberries in the first batch and vanilla extract and dried blueberries in the second batch. Not sure I'll ever buy granola again...

shaftermee's Review

December 02, 2009
This is easy to make and makes the house smell great. It's got a lovely winter taste and with the cranberries adding a bit of red color will be pretty in little jars with ribbon for hostess gifts this holiday season.

Storyteller's Review

December 22, 2010
Best granola thus far! I substituted toasted pecans for the walnuts. Baked it almost twice as long until it was very crisp. I use my Silpat silicone baking mats and let it cool and set overnight. It slid off the mats in big chunks. Cleanup was very easy. Mom's going to love her Christmas present.

Ximena's Review

August 05, 2009

ebell99's Review

September 18, 2009
Simple, tasty and healthy. My daughter helped me make this. Perfect for a cold rainy morning. I'll definitely be making it again. Would be great for Christmas gifts.

weekendcook's Review

February 03, 2010
Love this! I substituted pecans for walnuts, and light olive oil for canola. Baked to a deep golden color, and the resulting granola was crunchy. Will definitely make it again.