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I’m a big fan of homemade granola. It’s simple to make, and I like how I can control which ingredients I use and the level of sweetness. This recipe is my favorite.

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I’ve been tweaking this recipe for a while now, and I’ve found that I really enjoy this particular combination of flavors.

The cinnamon and nutmeg both compliment the oats, coconut, and almonds so well!

I also love the health benefits of the oat bran and ground flax seed.

This recipe yields about 12 cups of finished granola. You can cut the recipe in half if you’d like to try a smaller amount first.

We love this granola on its own for a snack, as a topping for yogurt and berries, or as cold cereal with milk (it tastes great mixed with bran flakes!).

You could definitely tweak the ingredients yourself. Chopped dried fruit would be a delicious addition after baking, or you could change up or omit the nuts.

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup oat bran (I find this in the bulk bins at Sprouts Farmer’s Market)
  • ½ cup ground flax seed (you can use a food processor or blender to grind flax seeds)
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

Step 1 – Preheat Oven, Prepare Pans & Mix Dry Ingredients

Preheat your oven to 275°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Add your rolled oats, oat bran, ground flax seed, shredded coconut, sliced almonds, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

dry ingredients in mixing bowl

Stir until well combined. Set aside.

mixing dry ingredients

Step 2 – Heat & Add Wet Ingredients

Now heat your coconut oil, honey, and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.

Tip: Use a tablespoon-sized cookie scoop to measure out your coconut oil so you can quickly scoop it into your saucepan.

Stir the mixture gently, just until the coconut oil is just melted.

Do not simmer.

wet ingredients after heating

Step 3 – Mix Granola

Pour coconut oil mixture over oat mixture and stir until all the dry ingredients are well coated with the wet ingredients.

pouring wet ingredients over dry ingredients
all the ingredients combined

Step 4 – Bake & Cool

Spread the mixture evenly between the two prepared baking sheets and press it flat with a spoon.

spreading granola on baking sheet
granola ready to go into the oven

Place your pans on the middle and bottom racks of your preheated oven (stagger them, one to the left of your oven, and one to the right) and bake for 35-40 minutes or until very lightly golden brown, rotating pans after 20 minutes.

It is important that you do not stir the granola during the baking process! You want to encourage it to clump together.

Remove your pans from the oven and let the granola sit and cool completely, still without stirring.

granola cooling on pans

Break your granola apart after it is completely cool and store it in an airtight container for up to two weeks. Enjoy!

finished granola

If you enjoy making this granola, I would greatly appreciate a comment or review!

Yield: 12 cups

Homemade Cinnamon & Nutmeg Granola

not-too-sweet-granola

A delicious and healthy homemade granola featuring cinnamon, nutmeg, flax, and oat bran.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup oat bran
  • ½ cup ground flax seed
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

      1. Preheat your oven to 275°F and line two baking sheets with
        parchment paper.
      2. Add rolled oats, oat bran, ground flax seed, coconut, almonds, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Stir until well combined. Set aside.
      3. Heat coconut oil, honey, and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring gently, just until the coconut oil is just melted. Do not simmer.
      4. Pour coconut oil mixture over oat mixture and stir until all the dry ingredients are well coated with the wet ingredients. Spread the mixture evenly between the two prepared baking sheets and press it flat with a spoon.
      5. Place your pans on the middle and bottom racks of your oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until lightly golden brown, rotating pans after 20 minutes. Do not stir granola!
      6. Remove pans from oven and let the granola sit and cool completely, still without stirring. Break apart after completely cool and store in an airtight container for up to two weeks. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 6gSugar: 12gProtein: 6g

*Nutrition information is not always accurate.


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