Honey Nut Granola Recipe

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Crunchy almonds and pecans, meet sweet honey and oats.

Did you know making your own granola is actually pretty easy? There is a myth that granola is difficult to make (“It’s so expensive to buy, it must be hard to bake!”). Whatever the reason, I’m busting this myth right here, right now.  I’ve made this granola for family and friends over the years, many of them borrowing my recipe to make their own variation with great success. I promise you can too!

The base of this granola is oats, almonds, and pecans, stirred with a healthy dose of honey, a dash of cinnamon and vanilla, and olive oil. Yes, olive oil! I try to use healthy substitutes whenever possible in recipes. While this granola is definitely not a low-calorie recipe, it does provide healthy fats and oils. I’m from the healthy eating camp that believes in eating food that is fresh, unprocessed, and contains healthy nutrients. All good things in moderation, right?

Enjoy this recipe! I’d love to hear your favorite granola variations.

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Parchment paper is a baker’s best friend. No muss, no fuss!

Honey Nut Granola Recipe 

Prep time: 10 minutes, Bake time: 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 c. rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 c. sliced almonds
  • 1 1/2 c. chopped pecans
  • 1 T. ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 c. olive oil
  • 2/3 c. honey
  • 1 t. vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In large bowl, stir oats, almonds, pecans, and cinnamon together.
  3. In separate small bowl, stir olive oil, honey, and vanilla together. Add to dry ingredients and stir well. Spread mixture onto two parchment-lined baking pans.
  4. Bake for 11 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Return to oven, alternating racks. Bake for additional 11 minutes. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack. Cool completely before storing.
  5. Enjoy! This granola is great with milk, cereal, or yogurt.

 

Attribution: The original recipe is from All Recipes. I made my own variation by increasing the amount of almonds and pecans, removing sunflower seeds, swapping olive oil in for canola oil, and increasing the amount of honey.

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