A super simple recipe for Homemade Honey Nut Granola featuring some toasted coconut flakes. A good granola is amazing, it’s not only delicious but full of amazing things to start your day off right. Granola’s loaded with fiber, protein, healthy fats, and just all around goodness. This granola is warm, perfectly sweet, toasty, cinnamon-y, and best of all? You get to control your cluster sizes! This granola can keep in an airtight container at room temperature for about two weeks and can be frozen for up to three months. This granola is great on its own as a snack, in a bowl with some milk or yogurt topped with fresh fruit, an oatmeal topping, or even to make a healthy fruit crumble.
Making this granola is so simple that it will quickly turn into a regular bulk prepping staple in your home. Having good and healthy options (like granola) prepared and available makes living a healthy lifestyle much easier. Personally speaking, I believe anything homemade is always better. Although finding good quality store-bought granola is possible, making it for yourself will always prove better for a few reasons. Adjusting the ingredients and flavors to exactly what you like, as well as the confidence in knowing the quality of your ingredients are two of the top reasons to go homemade.
How to Make Your Honey Nut Granola
Although this recipe calls for certain ingredients, like with any recipe, make sure to use what you have on hand and adjust things as you see fit. If you have different nuts available to you, use them. All recipes should be used as a guide to find your own flavor within dishes. The ultimate goal here is to cook more, in a way that makes you feel good and eat good, so feel free to adjust your granola however you’d like to.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2:Mix Oats, crushed pecans, sliced almonds, melted coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl. Mix really well to make sure everything is well coated.
Step 3: Pat down the mixture into a flat, even layer on the baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes. Halfway through the baking add coconut flakes, mix everything and then pat down into a flat layer again.
Step 4: Allow the granola to cool down completely then break it apart with your hands or a spoon.
Other things you could add at this point would be dried fruit, dark chocolate chips, etc.
Honey Nut Granola with Toasted Coconut
- Sheet Pan
- 3 cups Oats
- ½ cup Sliced Almonds
- ⅔ cup Crushed Pecans
- ½ cup Coconut Oil melted
- ½ cup Honey
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Pinch Sea Salt
- ½ cup Coconut Flakes
- Preheat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add oats, sliced almonds, crushed pecans, melted coconut oil, honey, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt into a large mixing bowl. (The coconut flakes will be added later)
- Mix all the ingredients really well until everything is well coated in the coconut oil and honey. Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet with parchment paper and pat everything down into a flat, even layer.
- Bake for 12 minutes then remove the granola from the oven and add the coconut flakes. Give everything a mix then press down into an even, flat layer again and bake for another 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. If you're not using coconut flakes then omit the addition of them but still remove the granola at the halfway baking point, mix it, press it down into a flat layer and then put the tray back in the oven to finish baking.
- Allow granola to cool completely, about 30 minutes to an hour, then use your hands or a spoon to break it apart and store in an airtight container for upto 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 3 months.