Cinnamon Crunch Granola

I am a huge granola fan! Granola with yogurt, chia pudding, milk, or even on it’s own; I love it either way. My favourite kind of granola is one that has a nice crunch, with a just-sweet-enough aftertaste. And, it’s got to have lots of healthy fillings, because plain oats are just down right boring!

Enter my cinnamon crunch granola recipe – tasty with just the right amount of crunch and sweetness. Bonus – it’s loaded with wholesome healthy ingredients and it’s gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free! You can also make this recipe nut-free for anyone with a nut allergy.

image of two jars of granola

Why you’ll love this granola recipe:

  • Tastes better than store-bought granolas (I know, big statement, but it’s true!)
  • Takes less than 5 minutes to put together (the oven does most of the work)
  • Easy to make with easy to access ingredients
  • Stores well in an air tight container (perfect for gift giving too!)
  • Recipe is very flexible – can substitute many of the nut ingredients for extra seeds

What makes this granola recipe healthy:

  • naturally sweetened
  • loaded with fiber
  • rich in plant-based proteins
  • source of good fats

Cinnamon Crunch Granola

A tasty yet simple granola that’s loaded with wholesome healthy ingredients.
Course Snack
Keyword Gluten Free Granola, Granola, Healthy Granola
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rest Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2 medium mason jars
Author Fay

Equipment

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Small Bowl
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Storage container or large glass jar(s)

Ingredients

Dry

  • 2 cup rolled oats gluten free
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds whole or sliced
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp fine pink salt

Wet

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Optional

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, cherries, or goji berries

Instructions

  • Combine all dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl, add wet ingredients minus the honey. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well to make sure coconut oil is melted.
  • Add the wet mixture into the large bowl with dry ingredient mixture. Fold until dry ingredients are well coated.
  • Drizzle in the honey. Fold until well combined.
  • Spread mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 300F for 25-30 minutes. At the 15 minute mark, remove from the oven and toss lightly to flip ingredients and prevent over-baking on one side. Place back into the oven for the remaining 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Let granola cool completely on baking sheet at room temperature – about 20-30 minutes.
  • With hands or large spatula, break up granola into chunks or small pieces. Sprinkle with dried fruit (optional), and store in glass jars or containers for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Make sure granola is completely cooled before storing in containers. 

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