There is something about a pan of fresh baked spiced granola that makes the whole house feel cozy. The warm scent of cinnamon spice and vanilla mixed with fresh honey and coconut surpass that of any candle you can buy. And the taste, well it is simply irresistible. A mix of hearty oats, nuts, seeds and coconut, lightly sweetened with honey give you a sweet/salty combo with every bite. It really is hard to stop at just one handful with this simple granola.
We love to serve ours best with homemade yogurt. It is equally good in a bowl of milk with sliced fruit, as the perfect topping for oatmeal or smoothie bowls, or by the handful as a quick and nutritious snack. There really are no limits on homemade granola!
Irresistible Spiced Granola
Makes: 8 Cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
4 Cups Organic Old Fashioned Oats
1 Cup Walnuts
1 Cup Pecans
1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
½ Cup Roasted Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
¼ Cup Ground Flax Seed
¼ Cup Chia Seeds
1 Tablespoon Real Vanilla Extract
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
Pinch of Real Salt
¾ Cup Organic Coconut Oil
½ Cup Raw Honey, preferably local
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350°.
- In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients and stir well to combine.
- Melt the coconut oil until liquid and pour over the ingredients.
- Measure out the honey using the same measuring cup as the coconut oil. This helps the honey to release from the cup easier. Add to the granola, along with vanilla.
- Spread the granola mixture evenly on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and carefully stir the granola. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the granola is a deep golden brown. Careful not to burn.
- Stir the granola again and set on a cooling rack until cool, about 30 minutes.
- Transfer to an airtight container. A half-gallon mason jar almost holds all the granola. Keep stored at room temp in an airtight container for a couple weeks.
This spiced granola recipe is super easy to customize. You can add nuts, seeds, dried fruit, or substitute the vanilla for almond extract. Keep the dry ingredients at 8 cups total for the coconut oil and honey to fully coat the mixture. If adding dried fruit, wait until the granola has baked, then mix it in. You may also use a combination of honey and real maple syrup.
If you like our Spiced Granola, you might also love our Homemade Belgian Waffles recipe.