Jenny’s Homemade Granola

Homemade granola with blueberries and milk
Homemade vanilla granola with my signature ingredient - candied ginger.

Jenny’s Homemade Vanilla and Candied Ginger Granola

Homemade vanilla granola with my signature ingredient – candied ginger.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: granola
Servings: 8
Calories: 589kcal


  • 3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 tbsp candied ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts, brown sugar and salt. Stir gently to combine.
  • Melt coconut oil in small saucepan over low heat. Add 1 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tbsp agave nectar. Remove from heat, pour over oat mixture and stir gently with spatula to coat well.
  • Line a flat baking sheet with parchment paper, Spread the oat mixture out as flat as possible. Do it in 2 batches if necessary (the granola won’t crisp properly if you have too much on one tray). Bake 30 minutes. Remove from ove and sprinkle with flaked coconut, bake 5 more minutes.
  • Remove from over and immediately add the candied ginger and cranberries to the tray, using a spatula to lightly work them in. Let granola cool completely before storing.


This recipe makes about 3 cups of granola.  I estimate about 1/2 cup per serving size.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 3mg
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Published by Jenny G

I'm sipping coffee in the morning, reading a cookbook for fun. Always planning my next trip and what I'll eat when I get there. Hoping to inspire others who share my love of cooking and eating, and to celebrate the wonderous diversity of food. I love to explore the world so I'll share my best itineraries and travel tips. Of course, sometimes I'd rather be snuggled up with a glass of wine and a good book so let's discuss those here too. And don't forget to feed the birds!

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