Try these homemade granola recipes for a healthy, hearty treat!
Granola is an unrivaled healthy treat, and it’s loaded with benefits to keep you going.
The ingredients can help aid digestion, weight loss, energy, and of course, it’s so tasty! Though, it takes the right ingredients to make this nutritious snack.
Store-bought granola is often packed with sugar, and doesn’t always have the flavor you love.
Why settle for commercial granola when you can make your own?
When you make your own, you’re sure to have the flavors you love. Fruits, nuts, seeds, and chocolate are all excellent additions to granola!
Sometimes, you need a little bit of motivation to get going.
I’ve compiled a list of 15 favorite granola recipes that are sure to light your fire. Have a big scoop as cereal, on top of yogurt, or a handful during the day.
There are so many ways to make your own granola!
1. Vanilla Almond Granola
This is a classic granola flavor that’s perfect to start your day or to keep your day going, whatever you need!
You’ll need just seven ingredients straight from your pantry to get this granola ready to go.
Maple syrup acts as a light sweetener for crunchy granola clusters. Almond slices add toasty, nutty, and earthy flavor.
2. Maple Pecan Granola with Cherries
Maple pecan is always delicious. How can we make it even better? Add in oats and cranberries for a delicious granola!
The shopping list for this one is a bit longer, but is loaded with flavorful ingredients.
Warm spices, seeds, nuts, and fruits are just what you need for this granola.
This granola is divine on top of a bowl of creamy vanilla yogurt.
3. Gingerbread Granola
If you love the flavor of gingerbread cookies, you have to try this granola!
With just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes, this festive granola is ready to go!
You’ll love the rich flavor of molasses and maple syrup. The ginger, cinnamon, and clove add warm flavor to the granola.
4. Chocolate Hazelnut Granola
You’ll feel like you are eating dessert when you dig into this granola.
If you love Nutella, you’ll love this granola. Almond butter, chocolate, and roasted hazelnuts. A flavor combination that is out of this world!
You can even add a layer of chocolate at the bottom and turn this granola into bars!
5. Cherry Almond Granola Bars
Chewy granola bars are a hit any time of day. Add in cherries and dates, and you’ll have a sweet and tart treat everyone will love.
You won’t believe there are just nine ingredients in these granola bars. They’re sweet, soft, and full of flavor.
It’s even better that you know every ingredient comes straight from your kitchen!
6. Triple Coconut Granola
If you love coconut, this is the granola for you!
There’s something to be said for nutty coconut flakes and almonds. I love adding dried apricots and pineapple to this recipe for extra-fruity flavor.
Try it as it is, or mix in extra flavors. There isn’t a wrong way to make this granola!
7. Blueberry Muffin Almond Granola
Sure, blueberry muffins are good, but blueberry almond granola is even better!
Bring your favorite muffin flavor to the next level with healthy granola instead. The trick to the muffin flavor is dried blueberries.
Adding almond extract elevates the flavor and makes this granola simply irresistible.
8. Cinnamon Raisin Granola
Oatmeal raisin cookies for breakfast anyone?
This granola has all the flavor of your favorite oatmeal cookies. Bonus points for being healthy enough to eat all day!
Who needs Raisin Bran when you can have this granola for breakfast?
9. Banana Bread Granola
Banana bread is one baked good I will never get tired of, but never want to bake!
This recipe uses up your overripe bananas and tastes just like banana bread.
This is the kind of granola you’ll want to eat warm. Pecans, oats, bananas, and warm spices. It really doesn’t get any better!
10. Pumpkin Spice Granola
Pumpkin spice may be a seasonal flavor in most places, but not in my kitchen! This recipe brings home fall flavor any day of the year.
Using pumpkin puree and spice adds texture and flavor. I love this recipe with the pumpkin seeds and cranberries for mix-ins.
11. Surfer Granola
My cravings for beachy, tropical food are in full swing pretty much any time of year.
The stars of this recipe are the macadamia nuts, banana chips, and coconut flakes.
These are the perfect balance of sweetness and texture for crunchy granola.
Top your yogurt, spoon out as cereal, or enjoy it by the handful. You can’t go wrong with these island vibes!
12. Cranberry Orange Granola
Cranberries and oranges are perfectly tart and aromatic. Adding them into granola is a total game-changer!
This is one of my favorite granolas for the winter months. There’s just something about oranges and cranberries that screams holidays.
Greet your winter mornings with a big bowl of granola, and thank me later!
13. Honey Almond Granola
Sometimes, a simple granola is all you need to get your day started. Make a big batch and have breakfast for days!
Adding in dried apricots and currants adds beautiful diversity to this granola. Keep it simple, or add in extra seeds and nuts.
14. Soft and Chewy Granola Bars
The best part of granola is being able to make wholesome granola bars in no time!
Tart cranberries, almonds, and chocolate are the perfect trio in chewy granola bars.
The key to keeping your granola in bar shape is in the moisture components.
Butter, brown sugar, and honey make the granola ingredients stick together. Sticky, chewy, and satisfying!
15. Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola
What’s not to love about marrying chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast?
Oats, nuts, chocolate chunks, and peanut butter make for grab-worthy granola. This recipe is so versatile, you can make it with whatever mix-ins you want.
If you’re looking for a snack-friendly granola, add in cereal and pretzels. For more protein, add in pumpkin seeds and extra nuts.
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