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.
If you love easy, delicious granola recipes, you will also love my Healthy Chocolate Granola and Protein-Packed Maple Granola!
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.
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?
Ingredients You Need To Make This Gluten-Free Honey Almond Granola Recipe
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
Dried Fruit: I love using dried cranberries but you can use whatever dried fruits you like. Dried Mango and apricot are also tasty options
How to make Honey Almond Granola
First, 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.
Now you have a tasty, healthy Honey Almond Granola cereal that you can enjoy for breakfast or as a snack. I love adding my granola to my acai bowls; it provides such a delicious crunch!
More Granola Recipes To Try:
- Best Grain Free Granola Bars
- The Best Healthy Chocolate Granola | Vegan + Gluten-free
- Date-Sweetened Grain Free Granola | Whole30
- Protein-Packed Maple Granola Recipe | Gluten-Free
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.
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I love granola as cereal and on my yogurt, but I never make my own. I should because you can add what you like.
Hi Heather! Definitely, that’s the best part! Sometimes I play around with the recipe and add different kinds of nuts and dried fruits. It always turns out great!
Yum! I love the flavor and texture of this granola! So cruncy!
Wow – this really is so easy! Why bother buying granola at the store when you can make your own so simply, and totally control what’s in it! I haven’t tried it yet, but I thought your suggestion of using dried mango sounded really good – kind of tropical and summery! At any rate, so fun to be able to play around with different additions – thanks for the ideas for that!
Hi Shelley! That is exactly right! I like being able to control what goes into my food and with this granola I know exactly that. I find the store brought granola to be too sugary. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do 🙂
So many wonderful flavors in this granola! I love it.
Hi Katherine! I am happy you like it!
I can’t wait to sprinkle this on my yogurt in the morning. So much better for you than store-bought granola! Thanks for the great recipe!
Hi Kristin! I am so glad you like! 🙂
I love granola!! With milk and yogurt as well. It’s great to have a homemade recipe! The store bought ones are just not as good!
Hi Pris! I like my granola with almond milk and on my acai bowls. && I’m with you! I’ve tried store brought but honestly, I prefer to just make my own!
Homemade granola is the best! So excited to try this recipe!
Absolutely delicious – so great to have on hand for a delicious breakfast!
You can’t beat homemade granola – so fresh and delicious!
Hi Sue! I agree completely!
Great recipe! My family love granola and we always make it ourselves os always looking for new recipes!
I love the sunflower seeds in the recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Hi Emily! I am glad you like it!
This granola is so good, I had to make a second batch!!
Hi Emily! I am glad you like! I make this granola about every other week 🙂
This is great granola recipe, Love the additon of almond and honey in granola.
I love granola, but I’ve never tried to make it. It seems easy to make. I’ll try it for sure. Thank you for the recipe 🙂
I love this granola recipe and the smell that’s get around my house when baking it! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
Hi Andrea! I’m with you! It’s so warming!
Love this, will be using it as a good excuse to start making smoothie bowls again!
Hi Marie! Sounds great! I use this on my acai bowls all the time! So yummy
This is making me drool! Looks really mouthwatering!
My mouth is literally watering. My family would love this.
Nothing compares to homemade granola. Flavorful and delicious granola recipe.
Homemade granola is the best. I love the flavors and ingredients you used here. I must give this recipe a try. Thanks!
Love homemade granola….so much tastier plus less sugar than store bought.