Honey Almond Granola

Published January 22, 2017. Updated February 1, 2019

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Honey Almond Granola will quickly become a favorite DIY recipe! This is so easy to make,  it’s deliciously sweet, perfectly crunchy and you’ll love those bits of nuts! It’s perfect paired with milk or serve with yogurt and fruit, it also makes a great on the go snack.

Granola in a bowl with Greek yogurt, fresh fruit and honey.

Honey Almond Granola

This flavorful granola is made with rolled oats, flax seed, almond and it’s sweetened and flavored with honey, almond extract and vanilla extract.

This recipe is a breeze to make yet the end result is even better than what you find in a bag at the store! It’s hearty, crunchy, sweet and just totally satisfying.

Mixing granola in a glass bowl. Mixture includes, oats, flax seeds, almonds, honey, brown sugar, almond and vanilla extract, coconut oil.

What Ingredients go into This Recipe?

Here’s the simple list of ingredients to make it:

  • Rolled oats
  • Almonds
  • Ground flax
  • Coconut oil (or butter)
  • Honey
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract and almond extract
  • Egg white
  • Fine sea salt

Granola on a parchment paper lined baking sheet after cooking.

How do You Make Honey Almond Granola?

Here’s the straightforward steps to making this DIY granola:

  • Preheat oven and line baking sheet.
  • In a bowl toss oats, almonds, flax, oil, sweeteners, extracts, egg white and salt.
  • Spread onto prepared baking sheet and bake, tossing halfway through.
  • Let cool and break into clumps.

Close up image of honey almond granola in a metal scoop.

Why You’ll Love it:

  • You can add your favorite mix-ins and flavors (check out my other recipes below).
  • Homemade is freshest and doesn’t have preservatives.
  • It’s sweetened with honey, not just sugar.
  • Its cheaper! Those little bitty bags of granola can get expensive, and don’t even get me started on the cost of the bakery granola.

Drizzling honey over granola, fruit and yogurt in a bowl.

Tips for This Recipe

  • Try it with other nuts or dried fruit.
  • Don’t use quick oats. They’re already partially cooked and the texture doesn’t work well here.
  • If you’d like you can cut back on the sweeteners a little but it might not crisp or clump together as well, but at least it would be a little healthier.

Close up image of granola, fresh berries, yogurt and honey in a speckled beige bowl.

What Can I Add This Granola To?

  • Add it to salads. I love a spinach salad with berries, raspberry vinaigrette, feta and granola.
  • Sprinkle it over pudding or ice cream for some nice contrast.
  • Make a parfait, layered with fresh fruit, yogurt, honey and granola.
  • Make it into a crust for a breakfast fruit tart.
  • Sprinkle it over a warm fruit filling (like apple pie filling) for a simple crisp.
  • Or just serve it cold cereal style with milk.

Granola yogurt and berry parfaits in glasses.

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Honey Almond Granola

Honey Almond Granola will quickly become a favorite DIY recipe! This is so easy to make,  it's deliciously sweet, perfectly crunchy and you'll love those bits of nuts! It's perfect paired with milk or serve with yogurt and fruit, it also makes a great on the go snack.
Servings: 9
Prep10 minutes
Cook25 minutes
Ready in: 35 minutes


  • 3 cups (270g) rolled oats (don't use quick oats)
  • 1 cup (150g) almonds, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (36g) ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup (58g) coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/3 cup (110g) honey
  • 1/3 cup (77g) packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees (if your oven cooks hot be sure to decrease the temperature as needed or the granola will burn. I recommend using an oven thermometer when baking. I always have to reduce my oven by about 15 degrees to get the right temp). Line a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In large mixing bowl lightly toss together oats, almonds and ground flax seeds. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together coconut oil, honey, brown sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, egg white and salt until very well blended. Pour honey mixture over oat mixture and toss well until evenly coated. Pour oat mixture onto prepared baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
  • Bake in preheated oven 13 minutes, remove from oven and flip granola with a spatula and spread back into an even layer. Continue to bake until granola is just lightly golden brown, about 12 - 17 minutes longer (it won't be crisp until it cools, to check for doneness you can place a small piece in the freezer for about a minute or two and see if it becomes crisp. If it doesn't pop the granola back into the oven for a few minutes. After the granola has cooled for about a minute I like to press down on the granola with my hands while it's still warm, I think it helps it clump together more). Let it cool completely, break into clumps then store in an airtight container.
  • Recipe source: adapted from my Coconut Granola
Nutrition Facts
Honey Almond Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 76mg3%
Potassium 281mg8%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.