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Honey Nut Granola

This Honey Nut Granola recipe features sweet, crunchy clusters made from rolled oats, honey, and toasted nuts. It is baked until golden brown and then enjoyed as a breakfast cereal or added as a topping to yogurt or oatmeal.

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a bowl of honey nut granola.

Homemade recipes like this Honey Nut Granola are so much better than store-bought. For more variations, try this Peanut Butter Granola or this Vanilla Almond Granola recipe.

IN THIS POST: Everything you need to make Honey Nut Granola

a bowl of honey nut granola.

Ingredients for this recipe

  • oats – old-fashioned oats or quick oats both work in this recipe
  • chopped nuts – this recipe uses a combo of walnuts, cashews, and peanuts
  • shredded coconut – adds some nice chew to the granola
  • fine sea salt – helps to bring out the flavors of the ingredients
  • almond butter – look for unsweetened with only almonds listed in the ingredient list
  • honey – try to source local honey if possible!
  • maple syrup – classic maple sweetness
  • coconut sugar – helps to create those crunchy clusters

The good thing about making your own granola is that you control the quality of your ingredients. I try to choose mostly organic whenever I can.

ingredients on a counter.

Instructions

Start by heating your oven to 350 and lining a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set this aside.

Next, in a large mixing bowl, add the oats, nuts, coconut, and sea salt and stir well to combine.

a mixing bowl of oats and nuts.

Then, in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stir together the almond butter, honey, maple syrup, and coconut sugar.

Heat and stir until they are melted together and the mixture is smooth.

almond butter, honey, maple syrup and coconut sugar being stirred in a small saucepan.

Pour the almond butter mixture over the oats and nuts in the large bowl and stir everything well to coat.

almond butter mixture and oats being stirred in a large bowl.

Spread evenly on your prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, until golden. 

a tray of granola ready for the oven.

Once out of the oven allow the granola to cool on the pan for about 20 minutes then break it into clusters.

clusters of honey nut granola cooling in a pan.

Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy as a breakfast cereal. Pour the homemade granola into a bowl and add milk. Simple!
  • Top your favorite yogurt with granola for a healthy and filling snack. Make a parfait by adding fresh or dried fruit such as apricots or cherries and a tablespoon of chocolate chips.
  • Mix some granola into your oatmeal for added crunch and flavor.
  • Sprinkle on top of a smoothie bowl to add texture and crunch.
  • Use granola as a topping for muffins or other baked goods.

FAQs, Tips, and Substitutions

  • What makes granola so high in calories? A combination of calorie-dense ingredients like nuts and the addition of sweeteners like honey and maple syrup contribute to the high-calorie count.
  • Look for certified gluten-free on the label for allergy concerns.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
  • Add some spice by sprinkling a teaspoon of cinnamon with the oat mixture before baking.
  • Substitute any type of nuts or seeds you like! Pecans, hazelnuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds are all delicious ideas.
a bowl of honey nut granola.

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**This recipe was originally posted on January 18, 2016, and updated on March 29, 2023.**

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a bowl of honey nut granola.

Honey Nut Granola

Sharon Rhodes
This Honey Nut Granola recipe features sweet, crunchy clusters made from rolled oats, honey, and toasted nuts. It is baked until golden brown and then enjoyed as a breakfast cereal or added as a topping to yogurt or oatmeal.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 391 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Heat your oven to 350 and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and sea salt in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stir together the almond butter, honey, maple syrup, and coconut sugar. Heat and stir until they are melted together and smooth.
  • Pour the almond butter mixture over the oats mixture and stir well.
  • Spread the mixture evenly on your prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, until golden. Stir every 6-8 minutes to prevent any hot spots from burning.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for 20 minutes.
  • Break into clusters.

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Notes

  • Look for certified gluten-free on the label for allergy concerns.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
  • Add some spice by sprinkling a teaspoon of cinnamon with the oat mixture before baking.
  • Substitute any type of nuts or seeds you like! Pecans, hazelnuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds are all delicious ideas.

Nutrition

Calories: 391kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 8gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 89mgPotassium: 304mgFiber: 5gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 2mg
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13 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was really delicious. I used almonds and unsalted peanuts in mine… So good! Will be making again.

  2. 5 stars
    I ran out of breakfast granola so I whipped up a batch of your honey nut granola yesterday morning! And I will never look back to store-bought again! It was crunchy, clustery perfection!

  3. 5 stars
    My oldest son loves Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, so I went on a search for a similar snack. NAILED IT! Thank you so much! I am currently his favorite parent (LOL) since I was able to make this snack for him. 😉

  4. 5 stars
    Love topping this honey nut granola with my yogurt! It is always satisfying and sooo delicious! Plus, it looks so good!

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