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How To Store Granola

To store granola, leave it to cool completely before storing it and keep it in an airtight container at room temperature. It will stay good for up to 6 months, depending on your climate and how you made the granola. You can also freeze granola.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruity granola, granola, homemade granola, nutty granola
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 132kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 portion granola

Instructions

How To Store Homemade Granola

  • Leave the granola to cool to room temperature before storing it to stop any condensation from making the granola soggy.
  • Once cool, place the granola in an airtight container. You can use any sealed container. I like cereal storage boxes best because they make for easy pouring. You can also use a Ziploc bag, but make sure to remove as much air as possible from the bag.
  • Seal the containter or bag and put it in a dark, dry cupboard away from any major heat sources.
  • The granola will keep like this for up to 6 months. If you live in a hot, humid environment the shelf life will be more like 2-3 months.
  • Test your granola every so often and if you notice it becoming stale consider freezing it to extend it’s life.

How To Freeze Granola

  • Leave the granola to cool to room temperature before storing it to stop any condensation from turning into ice crystals in the freezer.
  • Place the granola in an airtight container. I prefer to use ziploc bags because I can easily squeeze all the air out of them, and it allows me to freeze the granola in portion-sized sections.
  • If you’re using a solid container, try to fill it up as much as possible to minimize empty space.
  • Label your container with the date so you know how long the granola has been in storage.
  • The granola will last six to eight months in the freezer but aim to eat it within 3 months for best quality.

How To Recrisp Soggy Granola

  • First, you want to check that there’s no mold in your granola since moisture can lead to a buildup of mold.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a baking tray with foil and spread the granola out onto the foil.
  • You want a thin layer of granola. You might need two baking trays if you have a lot of granola to crisp up.
  • Bake for up to 5 minutes and then leave to cool.
  • Once cool, the granola should have crisped up nicely. If you live somewhere particularly humid, it’s best to let the granola cool inside the oven where it’s dry. This prevents the humidity from ruining the granola before you get a chance to eat it.

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal