20 Easy and Delicious Granola Recipes

By Laurel Randolph on 15 April 2015 0 comments

Hey, granola lovers! If you're not already making your own toasted oat and nut cereal, then shame on you. Not only is it much cheaper, but it's incredibly easy. For those of you who aren't believers, granola makes a healthy and hearty breakfast or snack, and the options are endless. Hopefully the sheer variety offered up in this article will entice you, granola fan or otherwise, to get baking.

1. Hazelnut Granola

A high-protein granola with hazelnuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds that makes for a healthy but filling breakfast. Try it with whole, plain Greek yogurt.

2. Almond Joy Granola

A decadent granola chock full of coconut, almonds, and dark chocolate (of course). The recipe adds some extra flavor and crunch with almond butter and coconut oil.

3. Cranberry Orange Granola

This fragrant granola recipe has lots of flavor with orange zest, pecans, a little cinnamon, and cranberries. It's a flavor combination that's great for the fall.

4. Olive Oil Granola With Dried Apricots and Pistachios

This apricot and pistachio granola gets a sophisticated flavor with a touch of bitter from the olive oil, which makes it healthier and adds good texture.

5. Vanilla Almond Granola

This vanilla almond granola is a classic flavor combo that's similar to the store-bought varieties your family knows and loves, and goes great with yogurt or milk.

6. Crunchy Buckwheat Granola

Try this for extra crunchy granola thanks to the buckwheat and sunflower seeds, which also add nutrition while keeping it gluten-free.

7. Pumpkin Pecan Granola

Pumpkin puree, spices, and maple syrup give this autumn granola a festive flavor. The pumpkin puree replaces some of the fat, too.

8. Cinnamon Walnut Granola

A cinnamon-flavored granola with healthy flaxseed and walnuts. When serving, add fresh cut-up apple or banana.

9. Candied Ginger, Coconut, and Quinoa Granola

Healthy quinoa adds crunch while creating a gluten-free granola. Candied ginger gives it a sweet but spicy kick for something different.

10. Big Cluster Peanut Butter Granola

A wetter than normal mix that produces crunchy, clustery results. This nutty granola recipe uses peanut butter and roasted peanuts for big flavor.

11. Apple Cinnamon Granola

A simple, nut-free spiced granola that uses applesauce instead of oil. Add dried apples once cooled for more apple flavor, and serve with yogurt.

12. Healthy Grain-Free Granola

If you love granola but aren't eating grains, try this grain-free recipe. It's everything you could ever want, minus the oats.

13. Lemon Blueberry Granola

A unique, cereal-like granola that incorporates corn flakes and puffed millet, making it great with milk. Dried blueberries and fresh lemon add fruity flavor.

14. Julie's Fancy Sprouted Granola

A healthy, sprouted granola recipe that uses soaked millet, buckwheat, and chia seeds. it also calls for the healthier option of using coconut sugar and honey as sweeteners.

15. Oatmeal Cookie Granola

In the mood for a cookie but determined to eat healthier? Try oatmeal cookie granola, with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Try adding raisins once cool.

16. Banana Hemp Granola

For something different, make this chunky hemp granola that's great with milk. Ripe bananas add sweetness and replace the oil, while also giving it nice banana flavor.

17. Cherry Coconut Granola

Dried tart cherries add a fruity flavor to this coconut granola. With pistachios and a pinch of cardamom, it's a simple but sophisticated breakfast or snack.

18. Triple Chocolate Crunch Granola

A sweet granola that can easily step in as dessert. With cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and dark chocolate-covered raisins, it's full of chocolatey flavor and tastes great plain.

19. Chai-Spiced Granola

This simple chai granola uses a medley of spices to recreate your favorite drink in cereal form. Eat it with yogurt and a chai latte!

20. Everything Granola

For the indecisive, just put everything in your granola with tasty results. This recipe calls for almonds, pecans, walnuts, seeds, coconut, and more.

What's your favorite granola recipe? Please share a handful in comments!

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