Delicious Homemade Granola: Silver Palate Outrageous Granola Recipe

Homemade Granola Recipe

Have you ever did something then wonder to yourself, why didn’t I do that years ago? Well that is exactly how I felt after making this homemade granola recipe.

The original recipe is from the Silver Palate Thick and Rough Oatmeal box. I adapted it slightly adding toasted wheat germ and only using slivered almonds and cranberries because that is what I had on hand.  The recipe is incredibly easy to make and the results are heavenly. Seriously, I am pretty sure I know what heaven smells like now.

This homemade granola  is healthier, cheaper, and taste better than anything you can purchase in a store. I highly encourage you to make it. Your entire family will love sprinkling it on yogurt, eating it with milk, or straight from the container as a snack.


Homemade Granola

Servings: Makes around 5-6 cups of granola

Serving size: 1/4 cup

Approximate nutrition information:

Calories: 150 * Carbs: 27 * Fat: 4 * Protein: 4 * Fiber: 3


3 cups Silver Palate Oatmeal or Old Fashion Rolled Oats

1/2 cup toasted wheat germ * optional

1 cup slivered almonds (you can use any combination of nuts)

1 cup dried cranberries (you can use any combination of dried fruit)

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 cup pure maple syrup


Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Step 1. Mix all the dry ingredients together.

Step 2. Stir in the maple syrup and mix until everything is coated.

Step 3. Spread out on baking sheet.

Step 4. Bake at 325 for 40 minutes stirring the granola halfway through.

After the granola has completely cooled store in airtight containers. I just bought some Oxo “Good Grips” Pop 2.4 Quart Food Storage Containers and they are awesome. Perfect for this granola.

I have not tried to freeze this granola yet but will update this post once I do.

Enjoy this recipe and please let me know what you think after you try it. Also, if you make any substitutions or additions please share because I am thinking the sky is the limit with this granola recipe.

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  1. Wendy Stewart says:

    I made this today it is delicious. I used 1/2 cup of cranberries, 1/2 chocolate chips and added 1/2 cup of flax seed, 2 scoops of Whey protein powder.

  2. This is fantastic! I will never buy granola again. And so easy!

  3. Have you ever used honey instead of maple syrup?

    • Not it this granola recipe but I am sure you can. If you try it let me know how it turns out.

    • I have made a very similar recipe with about 1/3 cup honey and 1/3 cup healthy oil instead of the syrup and brown sugar. I put the mixture in the microwave and heated it for about a minute so that it mixes easier into the other ingredients. I did not add any other sugars/sweeteners. It turned out very good, but I’m sure mine was not as sweet as this recipe. I’ve not tried it without the oil, but I will now that I see this recipe. I’ll just increase the honey.

  4. I have a bunch of steel cut oats. Do you think these would work in this recipe? They are NOT the quick cooking version which is why I’m asking. Thank you!!

    • I would say no. Steel cut oats take a while to cook and from what I know they need to be cooked in some sort of liquid. I could be wrong but dont think it would work.

  5. Linda Dietz says:

    Since beginning her healthier lifestyle & weight loss journey, my daughter often serves a granola, yogurt & fresh fruit parfait in small glass Irish Coffee mugs as a company dessert. This would be a perfect recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Evangeline says:

    I did not have enough pure maple syrup, so I made up the remaining with agave nectar. It smells awesome & is super golden brown. Yumm on vanilla honey yogurt.

  7. Mine is very similar but I use no-fat eagle brand milk instead of the brown sugar and maple syrup. I also use pecan, walnuts and almonds.

    • Rene-
      Could you expand on using the non-fat milk vs brown sugar? What measurements etc? I think that there are others that would be interested as well.

  8. I just whipped up a batch of this in less than 10 minutes, minus the baking time. Used my own dried pineapple, added sunflower seeds, omitted brown sugar and it is delish even before baking! Thanks for sharing this recipe! 🙂

  9. I have been making this for years . You can leave sugar out and decrease maple syrup tp 1/2 and add differennce in water . Also any 2 cups of nuts , seeds or dry fruit will do .

  10. Andy Cohen says:

    This is an easy and very tasty recipe. I cut the maple syrup in half and baked it for 25 minutes (stirring twice). I also added the craisins halfway through (otherwise they get too crispy).


  11. I’ve made this granola recipe with my own personal adjustments as well. I prefer to put my dried fruit, dates, berries,etc. in after the baking is done. I think they retain more of their flavor and moisture since I don’t like rock hard dried raisins or fruit. Sunflower seeds are a great addition also.


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