Granola – Need A Hand

“Need A Hand” recipes are for folks who need a bit of help in the kitchen.

Granola with raspberries
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Need A Hand
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 10 8 oz. servings


  • C vegetable oil (or coconut oil in liquid form)
  • C honey
  • C brown sugar (light or dark will work, I usually have light on hand, so I use that)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 C oatmeal (any kind except steel cut or pre-flavored will work)
  • ¾ C toasted slivered almonds
  • ¾ C sweetened coconut flakes


To start:

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Pro Tip: Measure the oil first, then the honey. It will make getting the honey out much easier.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine oil, honey, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla extract.
  • Add oatmeal and mix until well combined.
  • Toss in toasted almonds and coconut until just mixed in. LINK TO TOASTING NUTS in glossary
  • Pro Tip: Use a meat/potato masher utensil to mix. Link to pic in glossary


  • Spread in a well-greased 13×9” pan.
  • I prefer to use Reynolds Release to line my pan to make stirring and clean up easier. Link to info in glossary
  • Bake for 8 minutes and stir well, getting into the corners.
  • Bake for another 8 minutes and stir well again.
  • Repeat until a nice caramel color.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack on counter.


Serving suggestions:
Serve with yogurt or milk.
Store up to a week in an airtight container.

Don’t need the extra help? See my “Confidence” version of the recipe.