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Easy & Quick Homemade Almond Vanilla Granola

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A Homemade Almond Vanilla Granola with subtle hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.

Ok, so I don’t know if you caught it, but last month I totally forgot about Real Men Cook day. A day that is dedicated to our men and to help them learn how to cook. {if they don’t know already}

My husband is a big breakfast fan. He starts his mornings very early to try and beat traffic.  So he doesn’t always have time to make something extravagant, and I like my bed to much to get out. {just being honest}  Well, I have made him his favorite Delicious Coffee Cake, but that’s a night before kinda thing. 🙂

Normally, he will grab a bowl of cereal and head out. Quick, easy, and satisfying. His cereal of choice is granola. Nowadays you can get some pretty decent granola in the organic section but I wanted to experiment and see how it would turn out if I made it at home.


This Almond Vanilla Granola made the house smell heavenly while it was baking. So if anything you can use it to make your house smell better. But I would recommend eating it! hehe. It was super easy to make and had delightful hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Best of all, my husband loved it. I see lots of homemade granola recipes in my future and hopefully yours! 🙂

To get started, preheat over to 325º.  In a large bowl, toss 2 cups old fashioned oats, 1/2 cup of sliced almonds, 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Set aside.

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In a small bowl, mix the wet ingredients, 4 tablespoons of melted coconut oil {or butter}, 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup, and 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.

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Pour wet mixture over dry mixture and toss to coat everything.

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On a baking sheet, place either a silicon baking mat or parchment paper and then spread granola mixture out across entire pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until granola is slightly browned. {I did 35 and it was perfect} You will want to turn the granola every 10 minutes so it doesn’t burn. 🙂

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Remove from oven and let cool.

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Homemade Almond Vanilla Granola

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


This is homemade granola has subtle hints of spicy cinnamon, warm nutmeg, and sweet vanilla.


  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 Tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoon of coconut oil, melted {or butter}
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. To get started, preheat over to 325º.
  2. In a large bowl, toss old fashioned oats, sliced almonds, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the wet ingredients, melted coconut oil {or butter}, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.
  4. Pour wet mixture over dry mixture and toss to coat everything.
  5. On a baking sheet, place either a silicon baking mat or parchment paper. Then spread granola mixture out across entire pan.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until granola is slightly browned. {I did 35 minutes and it was perfect} You will want to turn the granola every 10 minutes so it doesn’t burn. 🙂
  7. Remove from oven and let cool.


Recipe adapted from Table for Two Blog

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62 comments on “Easy & Quick Homemade Almond Vanilla Granola”

  1. What a great recipe. I put my pan on the middle rack at 325Β° but ended up lowering it to 300Β°. I checked constantly as it browned quickly and didn’t want it to burn. I also did half maple syrup and honey. Maybe it’s the honey that can burn easily. It tasted great. I also did not put cinnamon or nutmeg in this time but will next time. Will definitely make again. I’ve made other granola recipes but prefer this one. Just don’t leave the kitchen and stay close by to watch over it.

  2. Will definitely try it the next week – i want to make it for a gift – do you know how long it will be fresh and tasty in a container / glass ? 😌

    1. I will be good for about 7 days. Honestly we’ve had it like 3 weeks after I’ve made it and it’s still good. But it’s at it’s freshest in the first week.

  3. Incredible.
    We doubled the recipe and I used half butter and half coconut oil. I also used half pure maple syrup and half pure honey. Through in a variety of nuts I had home, some graham cracker pieces, and some dried cherries as well.
    Thank you!!!

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    Melanie Winslow

    I make this weekly… FYI, I am also the only one who is eating it. πŸ™‚ It’s the best recipe and I have sent it to multiple people.

    1. hahah.. you go girl! I would if I could but my son inhales granola so unfortunately I have to share. πŸ™‚

  5. I’ve tried so many granola recipes and this is my all time favorite! Thank you so much! So clumpy and tasty πŸ™‚

    1. If you cook it for the recommended time it will burn. Badly. I did mine for 30 min, and it was black.
      Made it again with a substantially shorter cooking time (20min) and it was perfect. I cut the maple syrup portion in half and used honey instead -delicious!

      1. I hate that the first batch burned. I wish all ovens cooked the same! I am so happy you gave it a second try, and it turned out perfect!

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    ZoΓ« Magerman

    I love it! Me and my sister are fans! I did use half a cup more oats, because I wanted to make a little more, but because of that the granola pieces were a little smaller. That’s not a big deal though, excellent recipe!!!

    1. So glad to hear that you like it Zoe! I usually double this recipe because we gobble this up quick once its made. πŸ™‚

    1. HM… I’m not sure. I would say the safer bet would be using just a regular baking sheet and spraying it with PAM so that it doesn’t stick to the pan.

      1. Thanks! I’ll try that. I have a pizza stone that’s very seasoned, so I might try a bit on there to see too.

  7. There is a big difference between wax paper and parchment paper – I learned the hard way – but I am pretty sure that you do not want to use wax paper on the baking sheet, it does burn and leave a strange taste. Parchment would be a better choice. Can’t wait to try it!

    1. eeek!!! No bueno! Sorry about that Danielle! Hope the next time turns out better and you get to taste all the deliciousness of this recipe. πŸ™‚

  8. Made this- doubled the recipe and used honey instead of maple syrup (taste preference). I had to make more a couple of days later so I’d have some to use in my yogurt for a snack at work!

    1. haha… LOVE IT Jeni! I need to try it with honey, I like the flavor too, then see which one I like better. AND I need to just start doubling the recipe too because this stuff goes so fast in our house! Thanks for popping in and leaving a note girl, hugs!

  9. This is fantastic! It’s so full of flavor – we like it with vanilla yogurt and fresh peaches. YUMMY! That’s what I’ve had for lunch two days in a row. πŸ™‚ I doubled the recipe except for the maple syrup and nuts and it seemed like just enough liquid. Thank you!

    1. Awesome! So glad you like it Stacy and I so need to try it with the peaches, perfect for this time of year!

  10. I love the taste of the Granola but it’s very crumbly. How do I make it to where there are nice chunks of granola?


    1. Hey Don, I would maybe use 1/4 -1/2 cup less of the oats and then let it sit on the baking pan for 10-15 minutes after it comes out of the oven. I’ve had hits and misses with the chunks too, hope that helps! Let me know if you get those chunks!

  11. I made this and love it. If I keep it in an airtight container, how long will it keep? Do you think it’s ok to freeze?

    1. Awesome, so glad to hear it Marguerite! I’ve had the granola in my pantry for about a month and it is still fine. πŸ™‚ But probably no longer than that. As far as freezing it, I would again store it in an air tight container and then for best quality keep no longer than 3 months. Hope that helps girl, glad you liked it! πŸ™‚

  12. I found your recipe on ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com link-up. I’m always trying to find an authentic as well as tasty granola recipe – this one looks good! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

    1. awesome! So glad you found me, thats what I love about those linkups. Always find something new and fun to try! Hope you love this recipe as much as us, the spices in it are awesome! πŸ™‚

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    Meghan @ The Tasty Fork

    I LOVE making my own granola. Using coconut oil is such a great idea!! I need to try this tip! I’m sharing this recipe on facebook today and pinning!

    1. First time making granola at home and I’m addicted! πŸ™‚ I’ll have to look at a couple of your recipes, they’re always good! Thanks for the pin and sharing on FB! You rock! Have a great rest of the day Meghan!

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    Cindy Eikenberg

    Krista, this looks amazing! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning and sharing! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and happy Sunday!

    1. Thanks so much sweet friend, it was so fun making and smelling as it baked yum! πŸ™‚ Always love coming to the party you ladies throw! Thanks for the pin and sharing!

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    Laura@baking in pyjamas

    I love granola and almond and vanilla sounds like a very tasty combination! Visiting from Best Of The Weekend.

    1. Oh, it is delicious Laura, just had some more this morning and decided I need to make another batch! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    Megan - The Emotional Baker

    I love making granola! The flavor possibilities are endless. This one sounds great. On my list to try!

    1. I know right!? Thats what I love about it the most, can’t wait to try other flavor combinations. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by Megan!

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    What is it about granola? I don’t know. But it’s so dang delicious! Looks great.

    1. I know right?! I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by Melanie!

    1. Thanks Sandra, its a good one. The cinnamon and nutmeg in this are my favorite! πŸ™‚ Headed over to share the love!

    1. πŸ™‚ Me too! Although, I love finding recipes in general.. hehe.. what can I say. I LOVE FOOD! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by Deauna! Have a great rest of the weekend!

    1. I’ve never made it before, but I am officially a homemade granola convert! Sooo yummy, and so easy! Totally didn’t know. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by Kathy, hope you have a great rest of the day!