Granola {Without Oil}

Servings: 15
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 4 cups (368g) rolled old fashioned oats (don't use quick oats)
  • 1 cup (150g) sliced or slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) honey
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) water
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, toss together oats and sliced almonds, set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, honey, water, cinnamon, and salt. Bring mixture to a boil stirring frequently. Once mixture reaches a boil, allow to boil for 1 minute whisking constantly. 

  3. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and baking soda and whisk until mixture is foamy. Carefully pour hot sugar mixture over oat mixture and toss to evenly coat. 

  4. Spread mixture into an even layer on a silicone baking mat or parchment paper lined 18 by 13-inch rimmed baking sheet. 

  5. Bake in preheated oven, about 36 - 40 minutes until lightly golden brown, removing from oven and tossing twice during baking*. 

  6. Remove from oven allow to cool completely then break into clusters (note that granola wont be crisp until cooled). Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

  • *When tossing, I toss the oat mixture near the edges into the center and spread the mixture in the center out to the edges for more even cooking.
  • 1 cup dried fruit such as dried blueberries, cranberries or raisins can also be added to the granola. Toss the in just after removing granola from oven.