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Healthy Granola

Made with crunchy oats and nuts, naturally sweetened with honey, and jazzed up with warm cinnamon spices, this Healthy Granola recipe unstoppably addictive, easy to make, and even easier to eat!

Why You’ll Love This Homemade Healthy Granola Recipe

Healthy Granola That’s Actually Healthy. Store-bought granola is often loaded with unhealthy oils and gobs of sugar. Not this homemade version! It’s sweetened entirely with honey and needs only two tablespoons of coconut oil for the whole batch thanks to my stealthy healthy ingredient, egg white. The egg white also contributes to my homemade granola selling point….

Crispity-Crunchity. Nothing is more loathsome than a soggy homemade granola recipe. This crunchy granola recipe has a delightfully crisp texture and forms nice chunks, thanks to the egg white.

Better Than Store-Bought. Compared to store-bought alternatives, making your own homemade granola (or Healthy Granola Bars) is also far less expensive and much better for you too. In my opinion, it is the healthiest granola you can make that still tastes incredibly decadent, and its crunch is truly delightful.

5 Star Review“I had never made granola before and tried your recipe. Holy smokes is it delicious!”
— Evelynn —

How to Make Healthy Granola

The Ingredients

Rolled Oats. The base of our granola recipe.

Raw Almonds. Adds delicious crunch and protein. Feel free to swap in other nuts here if you like.

Shredded Coconut. Using unsweetened coconut makes the granola taste rich and toasty. The coconut flavor isn’t strong; rather, it gives the granola an extra somethin’ somethin’ to make it particularly addictive. You’ve been warned.

Flaxseed Meal. A simple, healthy addition.

Wheat Germ. The super nutritious heart of the wheat berry. Wheat germ is rich in protein, fiber, and minerals (read more about its health benefits here). If you can’t find it, you can swap additional flaxseed meal.

Cinnamon + Honey + Vanilla. The flavor makers! All three provide cozy goodness, and the honey adds a delightful sweetness. For a vegan healthy granola, swap the honey for pure maple syrup (the maple syrup will brown more quickly, but it won’t taste burnt. It will be delicious!).

Egg White. One little egg white can moisten and bind the entire batch, and you cannot taste it in the slightest. If you need to make the recipe vegan, you can use 2 additional tablespoons of oil instead of the egg white.

Mix-ins. Chocolate chips are always a welcomed addition. I also love adding dried apricots, figs, dates, raisins, or dried cranberries.

The Directions

Combine the Dry Ingredients. Place them all in a large bowl with lots of room for stirring.

Stir. Pour in the honey, coconut oil, and vanilla extract and stir.

Whisk. In another bowl, whisk the egg white until it’s frothy. Stir it into the granola.

Transfer to Baking Sheet. Spread the granola in an even layer.

Bake. Bake this healthy granola recipe at 300 degrees F for 20 minutes, then flip the granola, rotate the pan, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes more, or until dry to the touch. Cool completely, then eat now or store for later and ENJOY!

Recipe Variations

Crock Pot Granola. Set it and forget it!

Pumpkin Granola. The cozy granola we all need for the fall.

Gluten Free Granola. A simple recipe for anyone who can’t eat gluten.

Chocolate Granola. The perfect addition to ice cream.

Gingerbread Granola. Hello, holiday gifting!

How to Serve Healthy Granola

By Itself. I love snacking on this healthy granola recipe by the handful.

With Yogurt. Spruce up your morning routine by topping your favorite yogurt with this granola.

With Ice Cream. Make dessert more nutritious by scattering some granola on top of ice cream.

On Pancakes or Waffles. Granola breakfast pancakes or waffles are scrumptious and delightfully crunchy.

In Cookies. Use it in these healthy Granola Cookies for a perfect, healthy alternative to store-bought granola!

Recipe Tips and Tricks

Make Sure Everything Is Evenly Coated. Bits that are dry won’t be delicious and cluster-y. Make sure the honey, oil, extract, and egg white coat every last bit!

Keep an Eye on It Near the End. During the last few minutes of cooking time this healthy granola recipe can go from golden brown to burnt fast. (While I will eat a lot of things that are burnt, blackened almonds are absolutely foul. Take my word for it!) If your oven runs hot, you may need to take the granola out a bit early.

Put Your Own Spin On It. Try different spices, nuts, or seeds pre-baking. After baking and cooling, you can add dried fruit, chocolate chip, and other ingredients to the mix if you’d like.

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An easy and delicious healthy granola recipe made with honey, oats, and almonds. Simple to make and perfect for healthy breakfasts and snacks!

Course Breakfast, SnackCuisine American

Prep Time 10 minutes minutesCook Time 35 minutes minutesTotal Time 1 hour hour

Servings 14 servings (4 3/4 cup total)
Calories 230kcal
Author Erin Clarke / Well Plated

Ingredients3 cups old fashioned rolled oats gluten free if needed1 cup raw almonds1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut1/3 cup Bob’s Red Mill Ground Flaxseed Meal  do not use whole flaxseed1/4 cup wheat germ substitute additional coconut to make gluten free1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 cup honey* I prefer to use raw honey2 tablespoons melted virgin coconut oil1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 large egg whiteUp to 3/4 cup mix-ins of choice: chocolate chips apricots, figs, dates, craisins, raisins, etc., chopped if large
InstructionsPreheat your oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.In a large bowl, stir together the oats, coconut, almonds, flaxseed, wheat germ, salt, and cinnamon. Pour in the honey, coconut oil, and vanilla extract and stir to coat. Taste and add additional honey if you prefer a sweeter granola. In a small bowl, briskly whisk the egg white until it is frothy. Stir into the granola mixture, doing your best to evenly incorporate it throughout. Spread the granola in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove the sheet from the oven and with a large spatula, carefully flip large sections of the granola over, doing your best to keep them intact (this is what forms the granola chunks.) Rotate the pan 180 degrees, return it to the oven, then bake for 15-20 additional minutes, until the granola is golden brown and feels almost dry to the touch (it will continue to crisp as well it cools). Watch it carefully towards the end, as honey tends to quickly brown. Remove from the oven, place the pan on a cooling rack, then let the granola cool completely on the pan. Break granola into chunks of your desired size, then carefully mix in the dried fruit. Enjoy with milk, yogurt, or on its own as a snack.
TO STORE: Keep leftover granola in an airtight storage container at room temperature for up to 1 to 2 weeks.
TO FREEZE: Freeze granola in an airtight, freezer-safe storage container for up to 3 months. Let thaw at room temperature before serving.

NutritionServing: 1(of 14); 1/3 cup without extra mix-ins | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg

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