Cinnamon and Honey Nut Granola

The best and (easiest) homemade Cinnamon and Honey Nut Granola. Because it’s Monday and we all need a sweet and healthy-ish breakfast. Made in two bowls, with pantry staple ingredients, super quick to mix up, healthy, and SO DELICIOUS! Hm, that pretty much sums up this nutty homemade granola, and it’s the perfect grab-and-go snack for busy weekdays or weekends. With a bunch of your favorite nuts, good honey, and some cinnamon, this is sure to become your favorite granola. Definitely no need for buying store-bought anymore! This is perfect for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or a late-night dessert. So. Good.

granola in sheet pan with wooden spoon, bowl of dried fruit, milk glass, honey pot, and flowers

About The Recipe

Well, this is an exciting Monday! We’re making homemade cinnamon and honey granola and, if I’m being totally honest with all of you, it’s truly one of my mom’s best recipes yet.

Why? Well, not only is this granola just so good, it brings back all of the best childhood memories for me. And honestly, it’s not only a hundred times better than the boxed stuff in the grocery stores, but it’s also very simple to make! If you have few bowls and a sheet pan, you can bake up your own homemade granola. Plus…it’s a lot of fun to make and makes the whole kitchen smell incredible!

overhead shot of granola with bowl of chopped fruit, small jar honey, and flowers

My mom used to always have a huge batch of this granola made when I was growing up. If you’ve read our blog before, you know that my family is full of athletes. My mom was a dancer, my brother and I were swimmers (I also danced on and off for years)… It was hard to keep everyone fed when the schedule was always so crazy between school and practice!

Thankfully, my mom figured out pretty early on that granola was the way to go when it came to quick breakfasts and snacks.

We would take bags of this stuff to practice, meets, school, and just any time we left the house. It makes for a great road tripping snack, too!

It’s healthy…ish, sweet, crunchy, and full of flavor.

This granola also makes for a great cereal! I personally love it with a great fruit mix, but you can definitely just enjoy the granola by itself with a large bowl of milk. It kinda just enhances the flavor of the cinnamon and honey…without being too overwhelming!

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • Old Fashioned Oats
  • Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • Wheat Germ
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Cinnamon
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Salt
  • Honey
  • Vanilla
  • Dried Fruit (optional)
vegetable oil, walnut, salt, coconut flakes, pecans, oats, wheat germ, honey, almonds, and cinnamon in glass bowls

Instructions

In a large bowl, mix together the oats, coconut flakes, wheat germ, almonds, pecans, walnuts, and cinnamon. Set aside.

Whisk together the vegetable oil, salt, honey, and vanilla in a medium sized bowl.

Stir together the honey mixture and the nut mixture. Make sure it’s well incorporated and that everything is coated in the honey mixture!

honey mixture in bowl with nut mixture

Transfer the granola into a greased sheet pan and bake at 250 degrees for 90 minutes, stirring it well with a wooden spatula every 15 minutes. The granola should be golden brown and dried out.

Let cool in the pan and break up into clusters before serving!

overhead shot of granola with wooden spoon, flowers, jar of honey, and bowl of fruit

What Nuts To Use

While there are so many nuts out there, we highly recommend using a blend of almonds, pecans, and walnuts. It gives this granola a good healthy boast, but also tastes delicious!

Best Dried Fruits To Use

This is where it gets fun! Granola is truly one of the few foods you can constantly change up and almost always have it turn out delicious. But, if you’re searching for inspiration, here is a list of the dried fruits we love in this granola!

  • Apricots
  • Cherries
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Pineapple
  • Raisins

How To Store

Once the granola is cooled, you can store it in bags or an airtight container and keep on the counter for about 2 weeks. Just remember, while it’s sealed, the granola will soften!

Substitutions

  • You can use almost any nut you like in this recipe.
  • Any dried fruit can be swapped for something you love.
  • Ground flax seed can be used in place of the wheat germ.
sheet pan full of granola with wooden spoon, flowers, honey jar, glass of milk, and dried fruit bowl

Expert Tips

  • Be sure to spray the baking sheet with cooking spray or brush with vegetable oil before baking!
  • Stir the granola every 15 minutes. Set a timer to remember! This helps the granola brown and cook evenly.
  • Make sure to use a strong honey that you like the flavor of. Honey is the prominent flavor in this recipe!

When you make this Cinnamon and Honey Nut Granola, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

granola in sheet pan with wooden spoon, bowl of dried fruit, milk glass, honey pot, and flowers

Cinnamon and Honey Nut Granola

Traci
Easy to make, healthy-ish, sweet, crunchy, and oh so delicious. This Cinnamon and Honey Nut Granola is the perfect breakfast or grab-and-go snack!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 48
Calories 161 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 3 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups honey
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla
  • 5 cups chopped dried fruit

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • Spray rimmed sheet pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Combine oats, coconut, wheat germ, nuts, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Stir to combine.
  • In a small bowl, mix vegetable oil, salt, honey, and vanilla. Whisk to combine. (It’ll take a little work.)
  • Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour mixture onto prepared cookie sheet and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 1-1/2 hours, or until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • Break apart and pour into large bowl.
  • Mix in dried fruit.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • You can use almost any nut you like in this recipe.
  • Any dried fruit can be swapped for something you love.
  • Ground flax seed can be used in place of the wheat germ.
Expert Tips:
  • Be sure to spray the baking sheet with cooking spray or brush with vegetable oil before baking!
  • Stir the granola every 15 minutes. Set a timer to remember! This helps the granola brown and cook evenly.
  • Make sure to use a strong honey that you like the flavor of. Honey is the prominent flavor in this recipe!

Nutrition

Serving: 2ozCalories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 27mgPotassium: 119mgFiber: 2gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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