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Simple Honey Vanilla Granola

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Enjoy this simple honey vanilla granola with a splash of cold milk, layered in a parfait, or by the spoonful for a quick and crunchy breakfast treat.

Granola is a great healthy, easy recipe to make breakfast a breeze and keep you full until lunch time! Try this crunchy, simple, and easy honey vanilla granola today!

The other night I was chatting with a friend about my love for cereal as a late night snack. There’s just something about the cold milk and the crunchy cereal that does it for me.

But when I went to the cabinet I realized in horror that we were out of cereal!  Absolutely no cereal in the entire house. It was devastating. I might have cried a little bit.

So what’s a girl to do with a cereal craving and an empty pantry? Why, make granola of course!

This crunchy granola is sweet but not overpowering and your wallet will love how much you’re saving making your own versus buying it from the store. And as an added bonus the whole thing is ready in just 15 minutes!

Granola is a great healthy, easy recipe to make breakfast a breeze and keep you full until lunch time! Try this crunchy, simple, and easy honey vanilla granola today!

I used quick oats because that’s what I had in my pantry but I bet I could get an even crunchier texture using regular rolled oats. My favorite store bought granola is the kind with big, crunchy, tooth-breaking clusters.  Yes, please.

The honey and the vanilla and the brown sugar are the perfect combination of sweet and adding some raisins for a bit of a tart contrast gives this granola the perfect zing. Excuse me while I pop out and enjoy another bowl…

Enjoy with cold milk, layer with yogurt in a dangerously good parfait, or eat it by the handful. However, you choose to enjoy this granola you will not be sorry you spent 15 minutes creating this deceitfully decadent treat.

Granola is a great healthy, easy recipe to make breakfast a breeze and keep you full until lunch time! Try this crunchy, simple, and easy honey vanilla granola today!

 

Meaghan

Granola is a great healthy, easy recipe to make breakfast a breeze and keep you full until lunch time! Try this crunchy, simple, and easy honey vanilla granola today!

Granola is a great healthy, easy recipe to make breakfast a breeze and keep you full until lunch time! Try this crunchy, simple, and easy honey vanilla granola today!

Simple Honey Vanilla Granola

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Granola is a great healthy, easy recipe to make breakfast a breeze and keep you full until lunch time! Try this crunchy, simple, and easy honey vanilla granola today!

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 2 1/2 Tbs butter
  • 2 1/2 Tbs honey
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit, optional

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a microwave safe dish. Add the honey and microwave an additional 30 seconds.
  2. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla and mix until incorporated then add in oats and stir to evenly coat.
  3. Spread oat mixture in an even layer on a lined sheet pan and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, stirring with a spatula after 6 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet and mix in your dried fruit if desired.
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Amy@HomeRemedies

Tuesday 18th of August 2015

This looks delicious Meaghan! My son has been on a granola kick for the past few weeks, so this recipe is definitely getting pinned! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Talented Tuesday Link Party! Have a great week!

Meaghan

Tuesday 18th of August 2015

Thanks for the pin! This is one of my favorites for both breakfast or a snack!

~Meaghan

Pauline Molinari

Thursday 13th of August 2015

Your granola looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe on the Monday Funday Party! I can't wait to try it out. XO

Meaghan

Thursday 13th of August 2015

Thanks, Pauline! I really need to make a bulk batch and keep it in the pantry for those mornings when nothing but a bowl of granola and cold milk will do :)

~Meaghan

Mel (Melly Moments)

Thursday 12th of February 2015

Thanks for sharing this recipe! It looks delicious. My husband LOVES honey and has it with part of his breakfast every single morning. I'm going to have to surprise him and make this for him :)

Meaghan

Friday 13th of February 2015

I'm a sucker for honey too and if you think these are great stay tuned for a guest post I'm doing over at Tastefully Frugal next week turning this granola into chewy granola bars!

~Meaghan

Kelly

Sunday 8th of February 2015

Yes.. I love granola! I'm pinning this And thinking I should dedicate a whole board to granola recipes. Thanks for sharing!

Crystal & Co.

Saturday 7th of February 2015

Huge granola fan here! Yum!

Meaghan

Saturday 7th of February 2015

We're crazy about granola at our house. Thanks for stopping by :)

~Meaghan