The Best Granola


I consider this the best granola recipe because it tastes delicious on it’s own, but can be the base granola for any flavor granola that you choose. It is customizable for any palate.


We often make it on it’s own,but enjoy it with walnuts, cranberries, raisins, or whatever else we have in our cupboards.


It uses honey as the sweetener, and a hint of cinnamon which adds real warm toasty flavor.


Here’s a list of potential candidates for ways to transform this basic honey granola recipe:


  • Dried Apples
  • Dried Apricots
  • Banana Chips
  • Coconut flakes
  • Dried Cherries
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Dried Figs
  • Goji Berries
  • Dried Mangos
  • Raisins


  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Pistachios
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pecans
  • Cashews
  • Flaxseeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds


  • Chocolate chips
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Dried Ginger


Mix and match ingredients to make your custom granola. Or, like I said, just make and eat up this basic recipe–it’s good all on it’s own.


The Best Granola


3 cups rolled oats

3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

cooking spray

Any of the desired toppings listed above


Preheat oven to 300 F and arrange rack in the middle.

In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate smaller bowl whisk together the honey olive oil, and vanilla extract.

Pour the olive oil and honey mixture over the oats, scraping the bowl with a rubber spatula to get all the sweet stuff!

With a rubber spatula mix the oats and the honey olive oil mixture very well, making sure to coat the oats evenly.

Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Pour oats and spread evenly over the cookie sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes. Stir oats and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove oats from oven and let them cool COMPLETELY before storing. They will be soft until they are completely cooled. If you are adding anything to the granola (like nuts or dried fruit) add and mix it in now before storing. Store in an airtight container.

Love, Grey & Brianna


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