Honey nut granola recipe
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It's easy to make (and share) your own delicious granola! Mix together your favourite grains, seeds and nuts, then bake!
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- 325g oats
- 100g flaked almonds
- 100g chopped pecans
- 150g sunflower seeds
- 80ml rapeseed oil
- 120ml honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:30min
- Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2.
- In a large bowl, stir oats, almonds and sunflower seeds together. In a separate bowl, mix together oil, honey, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Add to dry ingredients; mix well. Spread mixture onto two dry baking trays.
- Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes; remove from oven and stir. Return to oven and continue baking until golden, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before storing in airtight containers.
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Reviews in English (272)
Wow! I have made this granola 4 times since I found the recipe a few weeks ago. As soon as the family eats it up, I make more. I've changed it a bit each time, after reading all the reviews, and I think I've finally settled on my favorite: I use oats, sliced almonds and sunflower seeds (but no other nuts), whole flax seed, wheat germ (about 1/2 cup each)for added nutrition, plus coconut for sweetness. I up the oil and honey just a bit, plus add a bit of real maple syrup for flavor. I add a combo of regular and golden raisins, but only at the very end (otherwise they burn-yuck!). I bake it on parchment, on a lower temp (about 225) and stir often, every 7-10 minutes. I pulled it off to another pan to cool - trust me, this is a must! And then finally, since we like ours clumpy, as it was cooling, I pulled off bits and squeezed hunks together. I then mixed about half the still warm granola with about 1/3 cup powdered milk. It gave amazing flavor and texture to the finished product. This recipe is PHENOMENALLY good - and versatile and cheap. Wow, what's not to love?-01 Sep 2007
Holy Cow. This is fabulous. I followed some other reviewer's advice and made some adjustments. I used about 3/4 of a cup of applesauce and just a splash of olive oil in place of the canola oil. I also increased the honey to 1 cup. I added probably 1/3 cup of crunchy peanut butter to the "oil" mix and added orange flavored crasins to soak while I mixed the dry ingredients. I think the only thing I added to the dry part was about 1/3 cup brown sugar. I baked it all at 275 for about 25 minutes. I took it out and stirred it every 7 minutes and then reset the timer for another 7 minutes when I was done, and I did that 3 times total plus I left it in for about 4 minutes at the end. I dumped both pans onto paper towels to cool before I stored it, and neither my husband or I could keep from grabbing handfuls of it while it sat there. YUM!-30 Jan 2006
Delicious! Don't forget (like I did) to let the granola cool on paper towels; otherwise you'll be scrubbing the cookie sheet for a long time. Will definitely make again.-22 Nov 2002
Honey Nut Granola Recipe
A big bowl of this Honey Nut Granola with milk is delicious for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Add it to a bowl of yogurt or chia pudding for a healthy start to the day.
We have been making our own homemade granola for a while now.
A few months ago, I forgot to buy a bag for my daughter, so I had to dig through the pantry to see what I could come up with.
It turns out homemade granola is extremely easy to make. Now that I know how to make it, I'm not sure I will ever buy those bags of overpriced granola at the grocery store.
It's so fun to come up with fun flavors to munch on.
So far, we have made four different flavors, but I think this Chocolate Covered Strawberry Granola was our favorite.
I mean, how can you argue with chocolate for breakfast? Am I right?
Now normally I like to make granola from scratch for us to eat with milk. My homemade granola is more like crunchy cereal.
One of these days, I'm going to play with the recipe and get chunky granola for snacking on.
The real reason I made this particular quick granola though was because of these Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits.
You see my son and I went out to breakfast one day, and I had this particular recipe at the restaurant.
It was so good that I came home and figured out a copycat recipe, so that I could eat it any time I wanted it.
Their breakfast pudding bowls had homemade Honey Nut Granola in them, so that's what I made too.
What do you put in Honey Nut Granola?
- Rolled Oats - old fashioned or whole oats are chewier and heartier
- Honey - to sweeten the snack mix. You can also use agave or maple syrup.
- Raw Nuts - you can use walnuts, pecans, almonds, or whatever other nut you enjoy
- Cinnamon and Vanilla - adds a great flavor to the granola
- Salt - a pinch of salt really does make a difference in the taste of any granola
- Extra things you can add to your homemade granola:
- Oil – add a few Tablespoons oil if you like to make your granola crisper
- Dried Fruit - stir in raisins, craisins, banana chips, freeze dried strawberries or raspberries, or any other dried fruits
- Seeds - use a mixture of half nuts and half seeds to change it up
- Other seasonings - change it up with all-spice, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice
- Mini Chocolate Chips - chocolate is always a good idea, just make sure to add it after your granola has cooled
How do you make Honey Nut Granola?
- Whisk together the honey and vanilla.
- Stir the oats, nuts, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.
- Pour the honey on the oat mixture and stir until coated.
- Spread out on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
- Let cool completely before storing in a sealed container.
- How long can you store homemade granola?
- You can keep it in an airtight container for up to two weeks, if it lasts that long.
Can you freeze granola?
You sure can. Package it in an airtight container with very little empty space. Freeze for up to 3 months. Let it sit out on the counter overnight before using.
If you are freezing the granola, add dried fruit after you thaw it.
Honey Nut Granola
We have been making granola at home for years. I used to buy it all of the time until I realized how easy it is to make. In the past, I have made salted chocolate granola and apple cinnamon raisin granola. I just can&rsquot get enough!
This honey nut granola is fantastic for breakfast or a snack. I like to make a big bowl of almond milk and granola and then top it with some banana slices. It really is the perfect way to start your day!
As an afternoon snack, I mix the granola with some yogurt and berries for an easy parfait. It really helps me balance my diet.
Since I make granola so often, I have a ready supply of mason jars to store it in. This batch ended up going home with my best friend and her 4 year old daughter loved it. She kept asking if we could all go to the store to buy more of Jenny&rsquos granola.
Ah, kids! Love their cuteness.
Plus, if it&rsquos kid approved you know you have a winner.
I created this recipe as part of my partnership with Peapod and the recipe website FromthePod.com. I&rsquom part of a group of great food bloggers creating awesome recipes with Peapod in mind.
This honey nut granola recipe is part of a weekly meal plan I created. Pay attention for the next several days for more recipes from my meal plan or go to FromthePod.com now for the entire plan.
I love that you can go to any of the recipes on their website and have that recipe&rsquos ingredients put right in your shopping cart. Then all you have to do is unselect the items you already have in your kitchen.
Honey Nut Bar Recipe: Healthy Paleo Snack
I am the grocery shopper in the house. I mean, obviously, since I&rsquom the one who cooks and I know exactly what I need. On occasion, Rob will get some stuff for me if he&rsquos out, and when he comes to the store with me, he&rsquos the kid-wrangler/cart-pusher (which is awesome, by the way). But when he does shop, he usually gets treats, but I&rsquom not complaining.
Let&rsquos take the other day, for instance. He ran out to go to the bank and grab the mail. He came back with a box of Kombucha and some nutty bar from the health food store. He refused to let me look at the package and demanded that I try a bite (but not too big because it was his).
It was good, really good. It had a subtle ginger flavor, not overpowering, and the nuts were chopped small. Then, after I had my little taste, he showed me the wrapper with the ingredients and requested that I duplicate it.
I didn&rsquot exactly duplicate them from the package. I wanted a more citrus flavor, and I had just gotten some navel oranges that I was planning on using for something else and these bars were just begging for orange. I also happened to have some orange honey that tastes amazing that I knew would be perfect. I got it from Sprouts and it came in a little bulk container with a deli-type label (from a local beekeeper). But if you can get your hands on some local orange honey, do it.
I also made Cinnamon and Cacao versions that are equally delicious. Make them all and then tell me what you&rsquore favorite flavor is. Although I love the Orange, I&rsquom actually partial to the Cinnamon. I love me some Ceylon Cinnamon!
FYI: my cost to make this recipe is roughly $6 (of course, your cost may vary). Even if you cut the bars larger, more like the store-bought bars, we&rsquore still talking about .65 per bar. Compare that to $2.50/bar at the store, and I&rsquod say that it&rsquos totally worth it to make these at home. As if you needed another reason, right?
And just a word of caution, I create my recipes at 6,000 feet above sea level. That means that water boils faster and honey hardens at a different temperature than at sea level. If you find that these bars aren&rsquot sticking together for you, it could be a variation in your oven temperature or because you&rsquore at a different elevation.
The key is to make sure the honey doesn&rsquot burn while at the same time making sure it gets heated enough to harden when it cools, resulting in a crunchy bar that holds it&rsquos shape and doesn&rsquot fall apart.
Homemade Granola Recipe with Fruit and Nuts
Breakfast and snacking can be tricky and packaged grab-and-go options are full of things we can’t pronounce. That’s why this homemade granola recipe is something you should definitely try. It’s free of refined sugar and depending on your taste preferences, you can easily customize it to create chunky clusters or to make it more flaky in texture. It’s the perfect, satisfying choice for breakfast or as a healthy snack. You will love the savory and sweet combination! This homemade granola recipe yields a good-size batch, so make some for yourself and put some into a mason jar for a friend or as a teacher gift.
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Ingredients Needed for Autumn Harvest Fruit and Nut Granola
- 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 chopped dates, preferably medjool dates
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons melted and cooled coconut oil (or butter) *optional
- 1 flaxseed “egg” (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water)
Kitchen tools you will find useful:
- – I suggest one that does not have a dark finish because it could cause the granola to burn or an airtight container for storing
Tips for Customizing this Homemade Granola Recipe
- Dial back on the natural sweeteners if you want it less sweet, as long as you are between 1/2-1 cup total amount of honey and maple syrup.
- Experiment with different kinds of honey or maple syrup flavors.
- Customize the fruit and nuts with what you have on hand as long as the total amount of fruit and nuts are the same.
- To make it more cinnamon-y, you can add up to 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
- Consider adding a pinch of nutmeg to play up the aromatic flavors.
- To save time, pick up almonds and walnuts that are already chopped or sliced (I preferred chopping them myself for this recipe to get a nice texture).
- If you prefer a flaky texture, break the granola apart while it’s still warm. If large clusters are your thing, wait until the granola has cooled before breaking it up.
This homemade granola recipe offers endless possibilities. You can even cut it into bars if you prefer to snack on it that way! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!
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Honey Nut Granola Recipe
These delectable Honey Nut Granola has a pleasant flavour combination of slight sweetness, nuttiness and earthiness! Made using roasted nuts and pure honey, these Honey Nut Granola is sure to please!
Been a while since I have written a recipe and I hope my penmanship isn’t all that rusty yet!
I like to make granola simply because of how fast and easy it is to come together. Furthermore, you could add in any ingredients you please as long as the flavours map out well! For instance, I have made a Currant and Chocolate Granola in the past and the combination of dried fruits and chocolates worked really well for me!
Therefore, having tried something on the sweeter side, I decided to make these Honey Nut Granola as a hearty, earthlier touch! I especially appreciate the smell and taste of the roasted assortmente of nuts I have used!
As this Honey Nut Granola Recipe is difficult to go wrong, I will not be elaborating much on the methods. Just follow the recipe to the T and you will definitely be able to execute it well! However, do still feel free to comment or approach me if you have any questions!
Instead, I will be explaining more ingredients-wise. Starting with the choice of nuts, I would say that this recipe is relatively flexible. For starters, I recommend almonds, pistachios and walnuts. The versatility of this recipe also allows incorporation of seeds and dried fruits!
For the choice of honey, it is relatively flexible. Personally, I like a mellower honey such as Dew Honeys for their slightly sweet and rich taste. Do pick the honey you would prefer!
Without further ado, the recipe!
Honey Nut Granola Recipe
by Javier Tan October-04-2020
This delectable Honey Nut Granola comes with an assortment of flavours: hearty, earthly and mildly sweet! Customize this recipe according to your liking!
Honey nut granola recipe
To be baked:
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup cornflakes
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup cashews
- 1/4 cup dried apricots
- 1 tbsp dried figs
- 2 tbsp brown/cane sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 tsp cooking oil
- a tiny pinch salt
- I tried adding raisins while baking but sometimes it gets burnt easily so these days add it finally.
- Cornflakes can be skipped but we love it with that.
Honey nut granola recipe video
How to make honey nut granola:
- To a mixing bowl add all the ingredients under the list ‘to be baked’.Mix well.The mixture will be slightly went and moist.
- Preheat oven at 165 deg C for 10 mins.To a baking tray drizzle oil, spread it using a brush.Transfer the mixture to the tray.Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 mins.
- After 10 mins give a quick mix.Bake until golden brown.Remove from oven.
- Add raisins then crush and add cornflakes when its still hot.Mix well.Cool down completely then store in airtight container.While serving add granola along with chilled or warm milk and Serve!
- Serve immediately!
I love it with chilled milk! You can have it with chopped fruits too!
If you’ve never made your own granola, you HAVE to try it! It is SO easy! Plus, making homemade granola is soooo much cheaper than buying it at the store! While there are SO many different variations and granola recipes out there, the basic premise is always about the same. You start out with some basic dry ingredients (like oats), mix with some sweetener(s)/spices, and bake. Really, it’s super easy! Doesn’t it look good? I think this one is the perfect, simple base granola to start out with – especially if you’ve never made it before. It’s SO tasty and so easy! And it smells amazing while it’s baking! When you’re done, you’ll have two big pans of great-tasting granola for a fraction of the cost of store-bought. It’s delicious on top of yogurt or ice cream, mixed in trail mix, or to make granola bars with! Mmmmm! And, it was the PERFECT topping for these delicious peach crisp parfaits. So good!!
With its mild, neutral flavors, you could add just about any ingredients you want to this to spruce it up, but I happen to think it’s pretty good as is! I love that it doesn’t take long to make either! Here’s the simple recipe:
Cashews nutritional benefits
Cashews are a very nutrient dense food to include in your diet. They are packed with several micronutrients. One ounce of cashews (about a handful) has:
- 5 grams of plant-based protein
- 1 gram of dietary fiber
- An excellent source of copper, magnesium, and manganese
- A good source of iron, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, and thiamine
One ounce of cashews has 12 grams of fat, most of which is unsaturated fat. This type of fat is beneficial for preventing heart disease and lowering cholesterol.
20 Recipes That Get a Seriously Sweet Upgrade from Honey
There are a lot of good reasons to keep honey around. Though it's part of a decent hair conditioner and it makes a great home remedy for coughs, honey is first and foremost a fantastic sweetener. It makes a great ingredient for cocktails, is essential in glazes, and always adds depth to salad dressings. In fact there are dozens of ways to cook with honey. Here are 20 of our most favorite ways to use honey when cooking.
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How to make Cinnamon Honey Nut Granola
First, preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, stir to combine the chopped almonds and dry oats. In a separate bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and stir well to combine. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the oats and almonds and stir until the oats are moist.
Spread the mixture onto the baking sheet in an even layer. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, stirring half way through.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the pan until it reaches room temperature. Once cooled, transfer to a bowl and serve or store in an airtight container at room temperature.
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