Sweet Honey Almond Granola made with almonds, cranberries, honey, and agave nectar. Made in less than 30 minutes, this Honey Almond Granola recipe is perfect for breakfast or as a healthy snack.
I’ve been making my own granola cereal for quite some time now, mostly because it’s hard to find a tasty gluten-free cereal in the grocery store. So I’m sharing my favorite granola recipe, which can be especially helpful if your local grocery store has run out of cereal. Whether you eat gluten-free or not, this recipe is SO GOOD!! Made with oats, almonds, honey, and cranberries this granola is sweet, filling, and nutrient-rich!
Making granola at home is incredibly easy! Since I’ve started making my own granola cereal, I’ve never purchased store-bought cereal again—and why should I!? This recipe calls for very few ingredients, ones that you most likely already have at home. It is also healthy and packed with tons of protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals from the honey, oats, and almonds. AND it’s perfectly sweetened with agave and cranberries. What’s not to love?
First you will need just a few ingredients:
Rolled oats: make sure they are gluten-free like Bob’s Red Mills Gluten Free Oats (if necessary)
Nuts: Shaved Almonds and Hulled Sunflower Seeds
Honey & Agave: to provide perfect, mouthwatering sweetness
Coconut oil: helps bind the ingredients,
Spices: Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Sea Salt, Vanilla Extract
How to make Honey Almond Granola
First, simply mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. I like to start with the dry ingredients first and then add the liquid ingredients. Make sure to mix well so that all the oats are coated in the liquid ingredients.
Then, transfer the mixture to a baking sheet and spread into a smooth, even layer. In my video (below), I ran out of parchment paper. While parchment paper is not necessary, it does make for an easier clean up. It also makes it easier to transfer the oatmeal into an airtight container once it is finished. I usually just grab opposite ends of the parchment paper and can pour it directly into my mason jar, then throw away the parchment paper—super easy!
Bake the granola for 15 minutes at 325 degrees F. Then, remove the granola from the oven and stir. This step helps ensure even cooking and helps so that the granola does not burn at the bottom. Don’t skip this step unless you want dry, burnt granola.
After stirring the granola, put it back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes. Once this time has passed, remove the granola from the oven and allow it to cool for 10 minutes. Do not stir the granola during this ten minutes. As it is cooling, the granola is binding and creating those tasty granola clusters that we love.
After the granola is cooled, add the dried cranberries and mix well. Now you can transfer the granola to an airtight container. This granola can easily last for at least 2 weeks on the counter.
Here's a quick recipe video!
Easy Homemade Honey Almond Granola Recipe
- 4 cups Rolled Oats
- 1 cup Shaved Almonds
- 1/2 cup Hulled Sunflower Seeds
- 1/2 cup Honey
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup Agave
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
- Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- Mix together all of the ingredients, starting with the dry ingredients and moving to the liquid ingredients. Stir to make sure all of the oats are coated.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and thoroughly stir the granola. Then, place the granola back in the oven to bake for an additional 10 minutes
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes, undisturbed.
- Then, stir in any dried fruits you'd like.
- Transfer the cooled granola to an airtight container for long-term storage at room temperature.