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Honey vanilla granola with a wooden spoon scooping it up.
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Honey Vanilla Granola Recipe

This crunchy, sugar-free Honey Vanilla Granola Recipe is easy to make and filled with healthy ingredients with antioxidants. Use this quick recipe as basic granola for yogurt or for a snack and don't forget to add your favorite mix-ins.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 346kcal
Author: Aimee Mars


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Large Rimmed Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper


  • 4 cups Oats
  • cup Sliced Almonds
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Applesauce sugar-free
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil melted
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a rimmed bakingwith parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl toss the oats, almonds, and cinnamon together until mixed well.
  • In a separate small bowl whisk the applesauce, honey, melted coconut oil, and vanilla. Pour the applesauce mixture into the oat mixture and stir until fully coated.
  • Pour the granola mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Halfway through the baking process, remove the baking sheet and toss the granola. Return to the oven to finish cooking for the final 20 minutes.
  • Once the granola has cooled stir in any additional toppings.


  • When melting the coconut oil add the applesauce to the bowl, which will help it to stay in a liquid state when mixed with the other wet ingredients.
  • If you're including any add-ins like dried fruit allow the granola to cool completely after baking before tossing them in.
  • Line the rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper to avoid the mixture sticking to the pan.
To add even more vanilla flavor add 1 teaspoon of vanilla paste or scrape the inside of one vanilla bean into the wet mixture before stirring it into the dry.
To make chunky granola: Clump the ingredients together on the baking sheet before you bake it. Make sure not to overcrowd it though otherwise, the centers of the clusters will not bake. To get an even bigger chunky granola use a wooden spoon to firmly press some of the granola together at the 20-minute baking point. Then return it to the oven to finish baking.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 3mg