Granola is my jam

Published by John Philip Morgan

I make it in my sleep.

Okay, let’s have a little talk about granola. You like it, yes? As you should. All those sweet, nutty little oat clusters! And the nice plump raisins (or the lack of raisins)! And the coconut flakes! (The coconut is always the best part, don’t argue, it’s true.) So here’s my question: If you like it so much, why don’t you make your own?

Buying granola is understandable. Maybe you’re super-duper busy, or you’ve already got a hookup for some amazing small-batch artisanal stuff. BUT. Here’s why you should forget about that and start making granola at home:


  1. It’s more delicious, because you can use good ingredients and customize it to be exactly the way you like it.

  2. It’s really, really easy. Like, can you put things in a bowl and stir them? Great, you have the necessary skill set to make granola.

  3. It requires 5 tools, and you have them all: a bowl, measuring cups, a spoon, a pan, an oven.

  4. It’s (usually) cheaper. This depends on which brand you’ve been buying and what you put into your homemade version, but on average you’ll spend less money for more granola.

  5. Baking it will make your entire home smell like HEAVEN. Nutty, sweet, amazing heaven.