Homemade granola

Homemade Granola With Almonds, Walnuts, Dried Cherries, Raisins, Prunes and Almonds

About Granola “Granula” was so christened by its inventor, James Caleb Jackson, who first created it in 1863, perhaps modeling it after the Swiss muesli. He named it after the Latin word for grain, granum. His recipe was adapted by John Harvey Kellogg some 13 years later and renamed granola in a twist of marketing genius. But Kellogg let the copyright of his invented word lapse as he focused more on his famous cornflakes so that now the term granola has become synonymous with a whole genre of dried cereals made with grains, nuts, and dried fruit. Making your own is fun.
10 min
30 min


  • 6 Tbsp Greek honey
  • 3 oz or 90g dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 6 Tbsp Greek extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 13 oz / 400g crushed oats
  • 4 oz /120g slivered almonds
  • 2 oz / 60g raisins
  • 2 oz / 60g dried cherries
  • 2 oz / 60g dried prunes
  • 3 oz / 90g crushed walnuts
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • For serving
  • Greek yogurt
  • Greek honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 330F / 160C.
  2. In a small pot over medium heat cook the honey, sugar, cinnamon, olive oil, and salt, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add the oats to the pot and mix well until they absorb all the liquid.
  4. Remove from heat and, using a spatula or the back of a spoon, spread the mixture evenly in a 10X14 inch or 25X35cm pan.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, remove, and let cool down completely.
  6. Break in bigger or smaller pieces with your hands, mix in the rest of the ingredients, and store in an airtight container in a dry and cool place.

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