Breakfast/ Clean Snacks/ Gluten-Free

Easy Oat and Honey Granola

Low angle view of granol spililng out of mason jar on white marble counter

This is one of the easiest homemade granolas you can make and it tastes great! It is so much better for you than the typical grocery store granolas which usually contain unhealthy fats and oils and are loaded with refined sugars. If you’ve never made granola you’ve got to try it… you may never go back to store bought again!

When making granola, make sure you are using pure rolled oats (not instant/quick-cooking). For one, they are more nutritious and two, you will get the perfect texture to your granola. This recipe calls for sliced almonds and dried apricots, but feel free to use any sort of nut or dried fruit. But make sure to use dried fruit that does not contain any added sugars (this keeps it clean and natural). I kept this recipe simple by just using almonds and dried apricots and it turns out perfect. The almonds, dried apricots, and cinnamon are the perfect match to the sweet honey flavor of the granola.

Honey Granola

This recipe is enough for about 12 servings. It keeps well in an airtight container for about 1 week so a large batch is nice to have on hand… and it goes quickly! If that feels like a lot for you, simply cut the recipe in half. I would hate for any of this delicious granola to go to waste. We eat this as either a snack, top yogurt or oatmeal with it, and have even topped ice cream with it. My favorite is adding it to oatmeal because it gives the oatmeal a perfectly sweet crunch. What will you do with your granola?

Easy Oat and Honey Granola

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Serves: 12 Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 4 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 1/2 cups raw sliced almonds
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups dried apricots, chopped



Preheat oven to 250 and line a baking pan with parchment paper.


Mix oats, almonds, shredded coconut, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.


In a separate bowl, combine the vanilla, coconut oil, and honey.


Poor wet mixture into bowl with oats and mix until well combined.


Evenly spread mixture onto the lined baking pan.


Bake for 60 minutes, stirring the granola every 20 minutes.


Let cool slightly and then mix in the dried fruit. If you like your granola chunky, let cool on baking sheet completely and then mix in dried fruit. Allowing granola to completely cool before mixing will keep some granola chunks in the mix.


Store in an airtight container and enjoy!


For the apricots, I buy dried organic apricots whole and then chop them up while the granola is cooking. I typically will use refined coconut oil when making granola.


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