This scrumptious cinnamon granola is very easy to make at residence! Made with oats, nuts, honey and, in fact, cinnamon, it’s a good breakfast or snack.

I like me some do-it-yourself granola, and this cinnamon granola doesn’t disappoint!

Easy to make and tremendous tasty, the cinnamon is unquestionably the star of the present – a fantastic taste to pair with the hearty components within the granola!


Cinnamon Granola Components

Making granola at residence is very easy!

The entire dry components go in a bowl. On this case, it’s:

  • old style oats
  • brown sugar
  • floor flax (optionally available – see recipe notes for some good subs!)
  • chopped nuts (I take advantage of pecans)
  • cinnamon
  • salt

Glass bowl with oats, flax seed, salt, brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans.

Granola Syrup

Subsequent comes the granola syrup! That is what helps all the things stick collectively.

  • neutral-flavored oil
  • honey
  • vanilla

Pour the syrup over the granola, and provides all the things a great toss till the components are evenly coated.

Pouring granola syrup over oats in glass bowl.

An Unpopular Baking Opinion

I do know most recipes for granola name for the granola to bake at a low temperature for a protracted time frame. However I want to bake my granola at a better temperature for a brief period of time.

It has served me properly for this favourite granola and this tremendous in style granola, so I’m sticking with it.

Unfold the granola evenly on baking sheets and bake at 325 levels for 15-25 minutes, stirring a couple of times.

Control it so it doesn’t burn!

Side by side pans of unbaked and baked granola.

The Key to Excellent Granola

For good do-it-yourself granola, don’t stir when the granola comes out of the oven!

Let the granola cool utterly on the baking sheet, WITHOUT STIRRING.

As soon as it’s cooled, it’ll break into pleasant small clusters as you scrape it off the pan.

I like granola with a extra “piece-y” texture than granola with giant, crunchy, rip-the-roof-of-your-mouth-open clusters. And this cinnamon granola has the right mixture of crunch, clusters, and finer items.

Glass jar with cinnamon granola.

Breakfast or Snack

We eat a whole lot of yogurt and granola round right here. For fast breakfasts. After faculty snacks. And each alternative in between.

With a high-protein yogurt, granola makes a deliciously wholesome snack for my youngsters concerned in busy athletics and after-school actions. Or as a late night time seize as a result of MY TEENAGE BOYS EAT NONSTOP. Actually, nonstop.

This cinnamon granola is a superb addition to the handful of granola recipes we already make and love. The cinnamon taste is distinguished with out being overwhelming, and it’s tasty by the handful or on any taste of yogurt!

white deep spoon with strawberry yogurt and cinnamon granola.

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White scoop with strawberry yogurt, cinnamon granola and blackberries on the side.

Cinnamon Lover’s Granola

Yield: 36 servings (about 9-10 cups granola)

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook dinner Time: 1 hr

Complete Time: 1 hr 20 minutes


  • 6 cups (600 g) old style rolled oats
  • ½ cup (106 g) packed mild or darkish brown sugar (see observe)
  • 1 cup (120 g) finely chopped nuts (I take advantage of pecans)
  • ¼ cup (33 g) floor flaxseed (optionally available)
  • 1 tablespoon floor cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon coarse, kosher salt (use 1/2 teaspoon if utilizing desk salt)


  • ½ cup (98 g) neutral-flavored oil or melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup (163 g) honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Preheat the oven to 325 levels F. Line two half sheet pans with parchment paper and put aside. (See observe beneath for baking each pans directly.)
  • In a big bowl, mix all the granola components and toss or stir to evenly mix.
  • In a liquid measuring cup or medium bowl, whisk collectively the oil, honey and vanilla till well-combined.
  • Pour the syrup over the granola components and stir till all of the components are evenly coated.
  • Scrape half of the combination onto every sheet pan. Unfold into an excellent layer.
  • Bake the granola for 15-25 minutes, stirring a couple of times and rotating pans midway via. Add further time, if wanted.
  • Let the granola relaxation on the cookie sheet with out stirring to chill utterly. As soon as cooled, scrape off the pan into items and retailer in an hermetic container. The granola will hold at room temperature, well-covered, for a number of weeks.

Flaxseed: you’ll be able to depart this out and/or substitute with hemp hearts, peanut butter powder, or one other 1/4 cup excessive fiber/excessive protein add-in.
Brown Sugar: in order for you the granola a bit sweeter, enhance the brown sugar by 1/4 cup or so.
Sheet Pan: In case you are baking the granola on two sheet pans, both bake them in separate batches, or place oven racks six inches aside within the oven and bake the sheet pans on the similar time, ensuring to rotate the sheet pans every time you stir the granola to stop the granola from cooking too quick. 

Serving: 1 serving (about 1/4 cup), Energy: 130kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 2g, Fats: 7g, Saturated Fats: 3g, Sodium: 67mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g

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Recipe Supply: impressed by a recipe a reader, Allison J., despatched me – used this favourite honey almond granola as inspiration, too.

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