weeknight healthy | homemade granola

Ali Hedin | Homemade Granola

My kids start school at 8am.  I am not a morning person.  Those two facts mean that I struggle to eat a decent breakfast.  And breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  I love eggs, toast, bacon, sausage, fruit, waffles, pancakes.  All of it.  I love all of it.  

A few years ago I started making granola once a week.  With the realization that I wasn't regularly eating breakfast (although I should!) I started making "to go" breakfasts with the granola.  I pop it in a jar, add some dried fruit, and pack a separate jar of coconut milk to pour over the top when I get to the office.  It's actually really delicious.  

Ali Hedin | Homemade Granola


makes 5 cups


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a mixing bowl, combine oil, brown sugar, honey and vanilla until combined.  



Add remaining ingredients and mix until coated.  Pour out oats on to a lined baking sheet and pop into the oven.  



Bake in the oven 20 minutes, stirring at least once.  Remove from the oven and let cool.  Break into pieces and store in an air tight container for one week.  If you need to keep it longer, pop it into the refrigerator.  

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup honey

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

4 cups rolled oats

1 cup pecans

1 cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup shredded coconut

Ali Hedin | Homemade Granola