Maxwell’s Basic Homemade Granola

We’d like to share our simple, granola recipe that we love pairing with yogurt.

Maxwell’s Granola Recipe

Preheat oven to 350º. 

Heat on the stove just to boiling: 
1/2 cup butter 
1/2 cup honey 

Add 1 tablespoon vanilla after butter and honey starts to boil. 

While butter and honey are heating, mix in a big bowl: 
6 cups Rice Krispies (we use the off-brand ones from Aldi)
5 cups rolled oats 
3 tablespoons cinnamon 

Add the butter/honey mixture to the dry ingredients and stir well.

Divide into two cookie sheets with sides. We use a pan liner on our cookie sheets.

Bake at 350º for 20 or so minutes until it’s looking a little brown. We usually stir at 10 minutes and switch the pans from top to bottom.

Remove from oven and stir granola in each pan.

Turn oven down to 250º, return pans to oven, and bake until granola reaches desired level of crispness, usually 20 to 30 more minutes. We take ours out to stir and swap the pans top to bottom every 10 minutes.

There are many other things you can add to granola, but our girls enjoy this plain version.

“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all
things, which is the head, even Christ” (Ephesians 4:15).

8 thoughts on “Maxwell’s Basic Homemade Granola”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! Our family does one very similar, but it does not include the rice crispies. We will have to try that next time we make it. We also add a few dark chocolate chips during the last few minutes of the baking time, then stir the melted chips in. This gives it a yummy chocolatey taste!

  2. Oh, yum! I never knew making granola was this easy 🙂 I’m going to make this for my husband, who is a big granola fan. I bet he’ll be surprised to know it’s from scratch. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  3. And do they then eat with milk like cereal? Or just use as a topping on yogurt? Does yours clump together in clusters? I tried making this today and it didn’t clump, but I’m not sure if it’s supposed to or not.

      1. Our family’s favorite way of eating it is just like a bowl of cereal with milk and we use almond milk. Layering it with yogurt does sound good also!

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