Honey Nut Granola

Honey Nut Granola #recipe #breakfast | via deliciouseveryday.com

I can’t stop eating this.

I have a little bowl of this Honey Nut Granola sitting here beside me as I type up today’s post and it’s quickly disappearing.

You may have noticed a distinct lack of breakfast recipes here on Delicieux. It’s not that I don’t eat breakfast. In fact I’m one of those people that wakes up hungry and has to have breakfast. It’s just that I have a couple of standard things in my breakfast rotation that I think aren’t exciting enough to share.

Firstly there’s wholemeal toast, slathered with vegemite (yes, I’m a vegemite girl) made with my own homemade bread. In fact I’ve been making this bread, and another which I will share with you soon, all throughout the year. There’s something about a couple of slices of toast and a cup of tea that I find so satisfying in the morning that I have it most mornings. And because everyone knows how to make toast, well, there’s no need to share that.

Then there’s the poached egg breakfast that I also have in my rotation. This has been featuring quite a bit more recently. It starts with a slice of homemade bread, which is toasted, sliced avocado, sliced tomato and then topped with a poached egg. Sometimes I also throw in a bit of asparagus when I happen to pick some up at the grocer. It’s healthy, delicious and perfect for those mornings when you want something more interesting than toast.

Cereal doesn’t really feature much on my breakfast menu. I grew up eating cereal, but for some reason fell out of love with it. However on our honeymoon in New York we were given a jar of granola after our lunch at Eleven Madison Park and the next morning, when I had some for breakfast, I fell back in love with granola and vowed to make some when we got home.

While I’m not fortunate enough to have Eleven Madison Park’s exact granola recipe I came up with this Honey Nut Granola, and it’s good. Really good.

For me granola has to be fruit free. I don’t like anything to interfere with the oats, coconut and nuts. I also have a thing about sultanas and currants…I’m not sure what it is but they make me think of dead flies. Sorry to for that horrible visual, but they do! While I do like other dried fruits, particularly turkish apricots, I still prefer my granola without fruit, opting instead to top it with fresh fruit and a dollop of yoghurt when I enjoy it for breakfast. It’s also delicious enough to eat on it’s own, which I’m doing now.

So if you like your granola without fruit try this delicious Honey Nut Granola. If you like your it with fruit, simply add it to this recipe. Customise it and come up with your perfect granola.

Tell me, do you like your granola with or without fruit?

Honey Nut Granola #recipe #breakfast | via deliciouseveryday.com

Honey Nut Granola
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No need to buy fancy or expensive granolas when it's so easy to make your own at home!
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup of shredded coconut
  • 3 tbs of pecans, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbs of pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbs of slivered almonds
  • 3 tbs of cashews, roughly chopped
  • ¾ tsp of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp of ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp of sea salt flakes
  • ⅓ cup of honey
  • 1½ tbs of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of boiling water
  1. Preheat the oven to 120 Celsius (250 Fahrenheit) and place the oats, coconut, nuts, salt flakes and cinnamon in a bowl. Toss to combine. Combine the honey with the boiling water and then add to the oat mixture along with the oil. Stir well making sure everything is coated.
  2. Spread out on a tray lined with baking paper and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes or so to ensure the mixture browns evenly. When golden leave to cool and store in air tight jars.
Play around with the ingredients and come up with your perfect granola. Try adding sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, walnuts or whatever else you prefer.


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  1. Claire @ Claire K Creations November 21, 2012  12:02 pm Reply

    I'm totally the same Jen, really not a dried fruit in granola/muesli fan. This looks like my ultimate breakfast!
    I love it with apples cooked for a little bit (just to warm them up) in cinnamon and topped with a big blob of Greek yoghurt. Yum!

  2. Stephanie The Dessert Spoon November 21, 2012  1:30 pm Reply

    Your recipe looks delicious! It has coconut and lots of different nuts which I love. I do like some fruit, like sultanas, but I don't like dried apple or pawpaw.
    I like to eat granola with sliced banana, thick natural yoghurt and a drizzle of honey.

  3. Daisy@Nevertoosweet November 21, 2012  1:48 pm Reply

    OMG I'm trying this this weekend! I can imagine living this granola :) I love granola to start off with and adding honey and pistachios YUM!!!

    And i didn't know it was so easy to make hehe :) YAY!

  4. Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 21, 2012  2:02 pm Reply

    I love honey nut granola, this looks incredible! I like mine without fruit too - in the summer, I add fresh berries, and in the winter I add dried cherries or cranberries. Can't wait to try this!

  5. suzanne Perazzini November 21, 2012  3:39 pm Reply

    This looks like it could be a great snack food. I definitely like a bit of dried fruit in granola, especially raisins and sultanas but put them in a savoury dish and I can't stand them - very strange and yes, that visual was not good. LOL.

  6. Gail Andrejic November 21, 2012  4:40 pm Reply

    Hello Jennifer
    I have to tell you that this reminds me of my own "home-made" museli bars that I am addicted to at the moment. The too are fruit free (even though I am normally a fruit bat) and are just rolled oats, almond meal, pepitas and sunflowers seeds, mixed with warmed and combined golden syrup and maple syrup, spread into a tray and baked for as long as desired. A little naughty but very morish. Thank you for sharing the Granola recipe. Next on the addiction list!

  7. Rosa November 21, 2012  4:55 pm Reply

    I never buy granola as generally it is full of bad stuff and too sweet... On the other had, homemade granola is awesome and yours looks fantastic!



  8. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious November 21, 2012  6:10 pm Reply

    I'm totally with you on the fruit free granola! And I could seriously snack on this all freaking day!

  9. thelittleloaf November 21, 2012  6:25 pm Reply

    I'm exactly the same when it comes to breakfast - wholewheat toast with avocado or Marmite or bircher muesli, only really mixing it up at weekends. I do love granola though and yours looks lovely - perfect for breakfast or snacking on by the handful!

  10. Kathryn November 22, 2012  12:47 am Reply

    I agree - I much prefer my granola without fruit (although will sometimes add in some dried cranberries if I want a kick of tartness) so this sounds right up my street. Really pretty pictures too!

  11. Emily (Adeline & Lumiere) November 23, 2012  11:44 am Reply

    I LOVE home made granola. I recently went to a hens weekend in Portsea and was in charge of breakfast. I made a fresh fruit salad, my homemade muesli/granola (practically the same thing) and yoghurt. Deelish! I like to add rasins or saltanas to mine but remember to add them AFTER it comes out of the oven! Bircher is also a huge breakfast favourite of mine too. Righto after all this talk of food- I think I'm ready for breakfast round two!

  12. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef November 25, 2012  9:00 am Reply

    I know if I make this I'll do the same thing and carry it around with me everywhere. :) nibble, nibble nibble all day long. Looks wonderful.

  13. Amy November 25, 2012  1:21 pm Reply

    I love nuts and fruit and dried coconut in my muesli! I get into breakfast routines really easily as well. At the moment I am loving my gluten-free museli with Greek yoghurt (like eating cream for breakfast - nice but oh so naughty tasting) and a chopped up banana. This combination keeps me fuelled for my long run or at least full until morning tea time.
    I wonder if this would work with rolled rice flakes for a wheat free girl like me? Experimentation seems to be in order.

  14. Corallee January 26, 2013  4:54 pm Reply

    Oh that's almost the perfect recipe! I must admit I actually prefer my homemade granola with dried cranberries, I love the chewy sweetness and tang and find that I can sweeten the granola even less! Thanks for sharing your recipe and the perfect granola picture!


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