9 Healthy Granola Recipes with Rolled Oats
Homemade granola with rolled oats is the perfect healthy breakfast dish when you crave something sweet and crunchy. Each of these recipes is made with nutritious ingredients including old fashioned rolled oats, nuts, and seeds. Serve with Greek yogurt or your favorite milk for a balanced and filling breakfast meal! Plus, the recipe for honey-nut granola.
As a Registered Dietitian, I am a big advocate of eating a well-balanced breakfast to start your day, such as oats! Most of my favorite healthy breakfast recipes are made using old fashioned rolled oats, which includes granola.
In addition to rolled oats, each healthy homemade granola recipe on this list is made with other nutritious ingredients like nuts, seeds, nut butters, and dried fruit. They are sweetened naturally using either maple syrup or honey, and bake up perfectly with giant granola clusters.
Find nine granola recipes with rolled oats in this post, along with helpful rolled oats nutrition information!
What are rolled oats?
Rolled oats, or old fashioned oats, are oats that appear flattened, oval shaped, and slightly textured. Rolled oats get their shape during processing, in which whole oat grains are steamed and flattened. Rolled oats are quite versatile, as they cook relatively quickly and hold their shape well. In addition to granola, rolled oats are ideal for making overnight oats, cookies, granola bars, and energy bites.
Are rolled oats good for you?
Yes, rolled oats are a nutritious food to include in your diet, especially for breakfast. As a whole grain carbohydrate, oats are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber – a half cup provides 4.1 grams, or 15 percent of your daily needs!
Eating foods with fiber for breakfast will keep you fuller for longer, and helps maintain a stable blood sugar level.
In addition to fiber, a half cup of oats provides other nutrients:
- 5.3 grams of plant-based protein
- 0.186 mg thiamin (16 percent of your daily needs)
- 1.72 mg iron (10 percent of your daily needs)
- 55.89 mg magnesium (13 percent of your daily needs)
- 11.7 mcg selenium (21 percent of your daily needs)
- 1.47 mg zinc (13 percent of your daily needs)
Because they are a good source of minerals (like iron and zinc) and also provide protein, rolled oats are an excellent food to eat regularly if you follow a plant-based diet.
How long does homemade granola last?
You can store granola in an airtight container for up to two weeks on the countertop. If you keep it in your fridge it will last longer – about 3 weeks!
Store homemade granola in a wide and shallow rectangular container – this keeps the clusters together better than a tall and narrow container.
Can you freeze granola? Yes, if you have extra granola, you can freeze it! Store in an airtight container with as little air as possible, such as in a silicone baggie. Freeze for up to 3 months. Eat it straight from the freezer, or let it sit out at room temperature overnight before enjoying.
9 healthy granola recipes with rolled oats
Homemade Coconut Cashew & Almond Granola
This healthy homemade granola is easy to make and packed full of healthy ingredients like cashew nuts, almonds, and old fashioned rolled oats. It has the BIGGEST crunchy clusters! This granola recipe is vegan and gluten free.
Homemade Cinnamon Crunch Granola
This healthy, homemade cinnamon granola is amazingly crunchy, and packed full of good-for-ingredients like old fashioned rolled oats, brown rice crisp cereal, cashew nuts, and more. Enjoy all the flavors of cinnamon toast crunch, without any of the extra refined sugar. Vegan and gluten-free.
Dark Chocolate & Coconut Breakfast Granola
This Samoas-inspired granola recipe is packed with the flavors of your favorite Girl Scout cookie! It’s got coconut, chocolate, and caramel-ly dates, and uses nutritious old fashioned rolled oats. Vegan and gluten free.
Lemon Blueberry Granola
This healthy lemon blueberry granola is lightly sweetened with honey and has rolled oats, almonds, and dried blueberries. It’s delicious with yogurt, almond milk, smoothie bowls, or just by the handful!
Peanut Butter Granola
This peanut butter granola is crispy, crunchy, and full of giant clusters. It’s addicting as a topping for yogurt bowls or straight out of the container! Can easily be made vegan by substituting maple syrup for the honey.
Homemade Chai-Spiced Granola Recipe
This 30-minute homemade granola recipe is packed full of chai spice flavor, nutritious old fashioned rolled oats, slivered almonds, chopped Medjool dates, and shredded coconut! Recipe is vegan and gluten free.
Maple-Tahini Giant Cluster Granola (Vegan)
This recipe for maple-tahini granola comes out of the oven extra crunchy with giant clusters that are perfect for pairing with Greek yogurt – or if you’re vegan, plant-based milk. Sweet, nutty, and filled with healthy ingredients like oats, nuts, and seeds. But best of all, it’s easy to make!
This healthy homemade honey nut granola recipe is the best healthy breakfast or snack. It’s easy to make and full with nutritious good-for-you ingredients like old fashioned rolled oats, almonds and cashews, and lightly sweetened with honey (vegan option included below). Plus, eight more healthy homemade granola recipes with rolled oats!
- 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup honey (use 1/2 cup maple syrup for vegan option)
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil or olive oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, cashews, almonds, cinnamon, and salt. Stir together to incorporate everything evenly.
- Add the honey, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Mix everything up so all the dry ingredients are evenly coated by the wet ingredients.
- Pour the granola onto the prepared baking sheet. Use your hands to spread it out into an even layer, pushing down lightly.
- Bake for 22-27 minutes until top layer is golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature. Then, use your hands to gently break up the granola into large clusters.
HOW LONG DOES HOMEMADE GRANOLA LAST?
You can keep honey nut granola and most homemade granolas in an airtight container for up to two weeks at room temperature. If you keep it in your fridge, it should last longer – about 3 weeks to a month.
I prefer to store this granola in a wide and shallow rectangular container, because I find it keeps the clusters together better than a tall and narrow container.
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