Food + Recipes

Honey Vanilla Almond Granola

It’s official. I’ve found a granola recipe to end all other granola recipes.

Seriously though, this stuff is the bomb.  Did I just say ‘the bomb’?  Yes, why yes I did. And it is.  It SO is.

Why is this granola so stinkin’ delicious you ask?  Because: it’s crunchy yet chewy and oh so sweet, but a little bit salty too.  And the simple ingredients, that I usually have on hand, mean that I can make it virtually of the time — at the drop of a hat even.

AND because while it’s just as sweet as a store bought granola, it has like ONE THIRD of the sugar.

Can I get an amen?!


  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1½ cups raw slivered almonds (or other nuts*)
  • 1 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ cup melted olive oil (or coconut oil)
  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon honey (or maple syrup)
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup coconut flakes*
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts, salt, cinnamon and ground ginger. Stir thoroughly to combine.
  2. Stir in the oil, honey and vanilla. Turn the granola out onto your prepared pan and use a large spoon to spread it in an even layer. Bake for 22 to 24 minutes, stirring halfway. The granola should be turning lightly golden (keep an eye on it as honey tends to brown). The granola will crisp up as it cools.
  3. Let the granola cool before stirring in the chopped fruit. Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks, or keep it in the freezer for longer shelf life.
  • Adapted from a honey almond granola recipe via Cookieandkate
  • Yields approx. 8 cups of granola.
  • *Raw nuts are preferable. Mix pre-roasted nuts in after baking the granola. (They are likely to burn if you bake pre-roasted nuts along with the other ingredients.)
  • *Where to buy coconut flakes: Look for them in the baking section at your local grocer or Whole Foods. I use Bob’s Red Mill.

P.S. Sorry I teased you again on Instagram with this recipe and then didn’t share for a few days after I said I would… Apparently feeding my kids with granola ranks blogging about it? ;)

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