Good Morning friends!! I wanted to start off the day with a recipe on the most important meal of the day…breakfast!

Please trust me, that when I say this is one meal you do not need to skip, that I am preaching to myself, too. I am the worst at skipping breakfast and simply grabbing a cup of coffee (anyone else guilty of this? It’s ok…you won’t get any judgement from me!).

As a busy mom of 3 kiddos, I need something easy. Yes….this recipe is so EASY. So if I can do this, so can you. The best part? Even my pickiest child, the Nugget, will eat this! (can I get an Amen?!)

I’ve been making this cereal for over 2 years now, and it’s still a favorite for most of the family. 

UPDATE: I’ve been making this for going on 8 years now, and now the entire family LOVES it! I call that a win!

Homemade Granola

Try this easy to make granola recipe! It's so can add it to your favorite yogurt and fruit, toss some milk in it for cereal, or even eat it on the go!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 3.5 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1.5 cups Sliced Almonds or nuts of choice (cashews, pecans or walnuts would be tasty)
  • 1 cup Raw Sunflower Seeds Unsalted - pumpkin seeds are good as well. Or you can do half and half!
  • 1 cup Shredded Coconut
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 6 Tbls Butter Or coconut oil
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a small pot, add honey and butter on low heat. Simmer until butter is fully melted and then add vanilla extract.
  • In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients including spices, and mix well.
  • Pour wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir together.
  • Pour mixture onto parchment paper lined baking sheet and using a rubber spatula, spread the granola mixture so it is evenly distributed. Bake for 75 minutes.
  • When baking time is done, remove from oven and allow the granola to completely cool before crumbling into an airtight container.
Keyword granola

I know there are several coconut haters out there (I am one, too!!), so I wanted to give you a little encouragement to try this recipe. I hate the texture of raw coconut. I’ve tried it covered in chocolate, and I still can’t stomach it enough to swallow it. But this recipe has changed that for me. I guess since it’s baked, it gets crunchy enough that it blends in super well with the rest of the granola ingredients. 

*Recipe credit to 100 Days of Real Food– I made a few slight changes to better suit our needs and what we had on hand in the pantry.