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Crunchy, aromatic with vanilla and coconut, nutty, and slightly sweet, this Healthy Granola Recipe is easy to make and sure to become a favorite in your house. Store-bought granola will soon become a thing of the past!

What was your cereal of choice as a kid? I usually gravitated towards less sweet things, like Cheerios and Grape Nuts. But then there was the random favorite, Honey Smacks (you know, the red box with the cute frog on it!), which was basically pure sugar, lol!

I think most store-bought cereals (even the ones that claim to be healthy) typically have a lot more sugar than what I’m comfortable consuming in any one meal now, especially if that meal is breakfast. However, once you realize how quick and easy it is to make granola at home, it might become a breakfast staple in your house.

Healthy Granola Recipe with Description

Healthy Granola Recipe with Cashews and Coconut

I love the combination of cashews and coconut in this recipe. However, feel free to swap out the cashews for any raw, unsalted nut you like, such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans.

Is Homemade Granola Healthy For You?

Like anything else, it depends on what you put in it! If you use low-quality oil and tons of white sugar, your granola probably won’t be breakfast-worthy.

But if your granola is chock full of things like oats, unsweetened coconut, and nuts without a lot of added sugar or other sweetener, it’s very likely that your granola is healthy enough for breakfast!

Healthy Granola Recipe Ingredients:

Close Up Overhead View of Healthy Homemade Granola in White Stoneware Bowl with Cozy Cream Colored Blanket

Egg White in Granola

If you’re wondering how to make crunchy granola with clumps, the answer is easy: add egg white! Egg white acts as a binder, and will help your granola stick together and form clumps. Unless you don’t like clumps, in which case, go ahead and break up your granola.

Another benefit of adding egg white to granola is that it bumps up the protein content a bit!

Vegan Granola Recipe

To easily make this granola recipe vegan, simply use coconut oil instead of butter and omit the egg white! Your granola will have a more pronounced coconut flavor, and it will have fewer clumps.

Top View of Healthy Granola Recipe with Cashews and Coconut in White Bowl with Scarf and Vintage Spoons on Wooden Table

How to Eat Granola

I actually like to eat granola by the handful as-is, sort-of like popcorn! But it’s delicious in so many ways:

  • Eat it like cereal, in a bowl with milk!
  • Use it as an ice cream topping.
  • Add a little crunch to a bowl of oatmeal with granola.
  • For a bit of texture, sprinkle granola on top of fruit salad (wait until right before serving so it doesn’t get soggy).

More Granola Recipes to Try:

Overhead View of Healthy Granola Recipe with Cashews and Coconut with Vintage Spoons and Cozy Cream-Colored Scarf
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Healthy Granola Recipe with Cashews and Coconut

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Yields: 10 servings
Crunchy, aromatic with vanilla and coconut, nutty, and slightly sweet, this Healthy Granola Recipe is easy to make and sure to become a favorite in your house!

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Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F; line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  • Toss the oats, coconut, cashews, flaxseed meal, and salt together in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together the butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and vanilla bean paste in a small bowl.
  • Stir the butter mixture into the oat mixture to combine, and then stir in the egg white to coat.
  • Spread the granola out onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes, tossing once halfway through.
  • Cool to room temperature, and then transfer to an airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.

Notes

  • Each serving is a slightly heaping 1/2 cup.
  • In this recipe, egg white acts as a binder, and will help your granola stick together and form clumps.
  • Vegan Version: Use coconut oil instead of butter and omit the egg white.

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2.3mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Granola Recipe

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I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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3 Comments

  1. Krystal Sabrina says:

    Can you omit the maple syrup for honey? Also where can I find vanilla bean paste?

    1. Krystal, Yes, you can use honey instead of maple syrup here. I buy my vanilla bean paste on Amazon (the link is clickable in the recipe if you’re interested). I hope you enjoy the recipe if you give it a try!

      1. Krystal Sabrina says:

        5 stars
        Absolutely loved this recipe. I ended up using honey 🍯 it was delicious and my entire family enjoyed it. Thank you!

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