Carriage Corner Granolahomemade granola is one of the easiest things to make.

If you have spent more than one night at Carriage Corner, then there’s a very good possibility that you’ve had our freshly made Granola.  We get lots of requests for the Granola recipe, so I’ve decided to share it. Like so many of the recipes that we serve here, this one came from a friend and I have tweaked it until it’s exactly the way we like it.

What You’ll Need to Make Granola

The basics for any good granola are:  oats, nuts, sweetener {brown sugar} and spices.  Then you need something to make it stick together:  sweetener {honey}, oil, water and vanilla. A large cookie sheet or roasting pan and parchment paper.  You’ll want to store your granola in an airtight container.  I am fond of using a Large Mason Jar to store granola in – it looks pretty and I can easily see when I need to make more.

Enough talking – let’s get to making!

Carriage Corner Granola

Carriage Corner Bed & Breakfast
Enjoy the granola we serve in our Lancaster County Bed and Breakfast fresh from you own oven.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


Dry Ingredients

  • 6 Cups Oatmeal
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Wheat Germ
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Coconut
  • 1 Cup Chopped Unsalted Mixed Nuts
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon I don't measure
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg I don't measure

Wet Ingredients

  • Cup Honey
  • ½ Cup Vegetable Oil Olive Oil and coconut oil will both work, but your granola won't keep as long
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 2 tsp Vanilla

Customization #1 - Blueberry Almond Granola

  • 1 Cup Chopped Almonds
  • Cup Maple Syrup instead of Honey
  • 1 Cup Dried Blueberries

Customization #2 - Cashew Raisin Granola

  • 1 Cup Chopped Cashews
  • 1 Cup Raisins

Customization #3 - Chocolate Cherry Granola

  • 1 Cup Dried Cherries add after baking
  • 1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips add after baking


  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl
  • Mix the wet ingredients in a microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute, stirring every 30 seconds
  • Pour the hot liquid over the dry ingredients and mix well
  • Spread the mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 325° for 25-35 minutes stirring every 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and add dry fruit if you are going to.


If you like a clumpier granola add 2 beaten egg whites to the wet ingredients before mixing.  Once the granola is done baking, DON'T STIR it until it's cool.  Once completely cooled, you can add your dried fruit.
Keyword breakfast, granola

Variations – Carriage Corner Granola is Totally Customizable

When I first got this recipe from my friend, she arrived for a visit with a large bag of freshly made granola and the recipe.  Her version used walnuts and she added raisins ongranola scattered under a bowl of granola with milk, just one of the ways to enjoy Carriage Corner Granola once you leave our Lancaster County Bed and Breakfast ce the granola was cooled.  That same year – I started making granola for my girls for Christmas and everyone got their favorite fruit and nut combination.  We would make the following:

  • Cranberry Almond
  • Maple Pecan with Cranberries
  • Nut Free with mixed berries

The combinations are truly endless.  I’ve added a few of our favorite customizations right into the printable recipe.  Remember that the dried fruit and chocolate chips get added after the granola is done cooking.

If you need gluten free granola – well make sure you use certified gluten free oats and leave out the wheat germ.  For more protein in your granola, add a little chia seed to the dry ingredients. Fan of clumpy granola?  Add two beaten egg whites to wet ingredients, after heating and before mixing with the dry prior to baking.


If you make Carriage Corner Granola at home, please let me know.  If you don’t, you can always request that we add a little granola to your morning fruit cup or make parfaits to start breakfast off on the right foot!