Honey nut granola on yogurt with banana slices

How to Make Honey Nut Granola

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Honey nut granola is a weekly staple in our house. It is easy to make and you can use it so many different ways to add a little extra flavor and protein to your food. In this simple how to, I will teach you how to make homemade honey nut granola and share some of our favorite ways to serve it.

Honey nut granola in a bowl with yogurt, banana slices, and honey

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups of old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 Cups of chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, etc.)
  • 3/4 Cup of shredded coconut or coconut chips
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 Cup of coconut oil
  • 1/2 Cup of honey
Young girl sitting on counter scooping oats with a measuring cup in a glass bowl.

How to Make Honey Nut Granola

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small pan, melt coconut oil over medium low heat. Add honey and salt once melted and stir well.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the oats, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Pour melted coconut oil mixture over the dry ingredients. Stir until all the dry ingredients are well coated.
  5. Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper. Or line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Spread the granola out in the pan.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, stir, bake for 10 minutes, stir, and bake for 5 more minutes.
  8. Let granola cool at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. The granola crisps up as it cools so it is important to leave it uncovered and spread out.
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to three weeks.

Recipe Alternatives

If you have any allergies or taste preferences, this recipe is easily adaptable! You can use any nuts that you prefer. I suggest softer nuts if you are going to be using it for yogurt topping or granola bars, but if you are going to use it for trail mix then you can use any type of nut. The shredded coconut is completely optional. You can replace the 3/4 cup of shredded coconut with more oats or nuts, or add in some seeds like pumpkin seeds.

Baked honey nut granola siting on parchment paper in a glass pan

How to Make Your Granola Crisp and Crunchy

The key to making your homemade granola crisp and crunchy like what you buy in the grocery store is the coconut oil. Make sure when you combine the wet and dry ingredients that you are stirring it until all the oats and nuts are well coated. Wait a few minutes before placing the granola in the oven after coating your mixture to allow the oats to soak up the coconut oil and honey. This will help them crisp up more. Also, don’t be afraid to stir the granola more often while cooking especially if your baking sheets are crowded.

Different Ways to Serve Honey Nut Granola

Over Yogurt

We love to sprinkle granola over our yogurt. It is a staple in our home because my husband takes yogurt and granola to work with his lunch everyday. Learn how to make your own yogurt in my breakfast recipes!

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

Another staple in our home is homemade chewy granola bars. I first made these with plain oats and nuts and they were alright, but then I experimented with using my granola in them and I haven’t looked back since. These granola bars are delicious and much more filling than store bought granola bars. Check out my recipe!

Homemade Trail Mix

Combine your granola with all your favorite dried fruit, chocolate chips, m&m’s, and sunflower seeds. You can get as adventurous and creative as you would like.

How to Make Honey Nut Granola

Baked honey nut granola on a baking sheet
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups of rolled oats
  • 2 Cups of chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, etc.)
  • 3/4 Cup of shredded coconut or coconut chips
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 Cup of coconut oil
  • 1/2 Cup of honey

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    2. In a small pan, melt coconut oil over medium low heat. Add honey and salt once melted and stir well.

    3. In a large bowl, combine the oats, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

    4. Pour melted coconut oil mixture over the dry ingredients. Stir until all the dry ingredients are well coated.

    5. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper. Or line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

    6. Spread the granola out in the pan.

    7. Bake for 15 minutes, stir, bake for 10 minutes, stir, and bake for 5 more minutes.

    8. Let cool at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. The granola crisps up as it cools so it is important to leave it uncovered and spread out.

    9. Store in an airtight container for up to three weeks.

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I hope you enjoy our honey nut granola recipe!

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