You’ll come back to this basic granola recipe time and time again- it’s simple and so good.  Big clusters of crunchy oats and almonds, lightly sweetened with honey and brown sugar, with just a hint of warm cinnamon.  

Best ever basic granola recipe- this can be customized in a million different ways, but it's really amazing as-is too!

There’s nothing fancy about this recipe.  It’s about as basic as it gets.

I love brunch food and I’ve got plenty of fun and unique breakfast ideas on this site to prove it.  But sometimes you just wan to keep it simple.

Best ever basic granola recipe- this can be customized in a million different ways, but it's really amazing as-is too!

I love this granola because it’s so versatile.  It tastes good paired with all kinds of fruit.  It works just as well with tropical pineapple or mango as it does with apples, cherries, or lemon.  Tops for yogurt parfaits, plus it’s great cold or warm.  Lately I’ve been adding a little milk and heating it slightly in the microwave- so comforting!  It softens up a little bit but still has a great hearty texture.

Best ever basic granola recipe- this can be customized in a million different ways, but it's really amazing as-is too!

If you’ve never made homemade granola, I urge you to try this recipe!  It’s so quick and easy (we’re talking 10 minutes of active time), and nothing store bought could ever beat the taste or crunch.  Plus you can totally put your own spin on it.  Add dried fruit, seeds, coconut, nut butters, even chocolate- the options are limitless!

Best ever basic granola recipe- this can be customized in a million different ways, but it's really amazing as-is too!

Basic Granola Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

You’ll come back to this basic granola recipe time and time again- it’s simple and so good. Big clusters of crunchy oats and almonds, lightly sweetened with honey and brown sugar, with just a hint of warm cinnamon.

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Granola
Servings: 8 1/2-cup servings
Calories: 379 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat, parchment, or foil.
  2. Place the oats, almonds, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large mixing bowl and toss to combine.  
  3. Stir the melted butter, honey, and egg white together, and pour into the oat mixture.  
  4. Stir together until well-combined.  
  5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet, spreading it out in an even layer.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until the almonds look lightly toasted.  
  7. Cool completely on the baking sheet, then transfer to an airtight container.  Keeps for 2 weeks at room temperature.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Basic Granola Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Potassium 273mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 25g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 3.5%
Calcium 7.3%
Iron 13.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Best ever basic granola recipe- this can be customized in a million different ways, but it's really amazing as-is too!