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Easy Granola Recipe

This Easy Granola Recipe only requires six ingredients and minimal hands-on time to prepare. It's got the perfect texture, just the right amount of sweetness, and a hint of vanilla-cinnamon flavor. It's made with good-for-you ingredients and free of refined sugars.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Easy Granola Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 74kcal
Author Chelsea Lords
Cost $5.32

Equipment

  • Powerful blender (like Vita-Mix or Blendtec) (Note 1)

Ingredients

Instructions

  • PREP: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • ALMONDS: In a powerful blender, add the whole almonds. Pulse just to break down to crumbs (see the picture or video -- not too long, though or it will turn into almond butter).
  • COMBINE: Add the blended almond crumbs, quick oats, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Use a wooden spoon to mix well. Pour onto a sheet pan, spacing into one even layer.
  • BAKE: Bake 15 minutes. Remove and flip. Return to oven and bake another 10-15 minutes. Remove and let stand until completely cooled to room temperature (this is where it will crisp up a lot). Add in the dried blueberries and mix together. Enjoy!
  • STORE: Store in airtight container, out of sunlight, at room temperature for 3-4 weeks (do not refrigerate). Freeze any leftovers for up to 3 months.

Video

Notes

Note 1: Blender: You'll need a good, powerful blender (think Blendtec® or Vitamix®) to break down the almonds without over-heating the machine.
Note 2: Almonds: We love dry roasted and lightly salted almonds best — more flavor without any extra effort on your part. (Here’s what we use in this granola). If you aren't using salted almonds, you'll want to add about 1/4 teaspoon additional salt to the granola.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.6g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 0.2mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 1.2g