Crunchy nut granola — here’s my favourite recipe!

I’ve been making crunchy nut granola for a long time now, and over the years I think I have perfected the recipe we use. This granola is crunchy, with a hint of cinnamon and honey, and chockfull of nuts. We like it best served with a creamy and thick Greek or Bulgarian yoghurt, and we add our own topping according to our personal taste. So dried fruits, roasted coconut flakes, fresh fruits and/or berries (or fruit compotes) are served on the table separately.

Making crunchy nut granola is something that I usually do on a Sunday morning, so we have a fresh batch ready for the week to come. I love the smell of cinnamon and roasted nuts in the house!

Crunchy nut granola

Crunchy nut granola

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups rolled rye, spelt and/or barley (or rolled oats if you prefer)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (or 2 tsp if you love cinnamon — we do!)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup raw nuts (for example hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, cashews… ). Add in an extra hand of nuts if you feel like it. I love nuts!
  • 1 cup raw seeds (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, linseeds, chia seeds…)
  • 1/3 cup rapeseed oil (I prefer rapeseed or canola oil because it doesn’t leave a taste but olive or coconut oil work well too)
  • 1/3 cup (raw) honey, melted on a low fire to make it fluid (you can also use maple or agave sirop)
  • 2 egg whites (3 if small eggs), just loosened up a bit with a whisk

Line an oven tray with paper. Preheat the oven to 140ºC (280F). Combine all dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and mix well! Evenly spread the mixture out on the paper lined tray and bake in the oven for 45 minutes. There’s no need to touch it during the baking! After 45 minutes turn off the heat and let the granola cool in the oven.

Break up and store in an airtight container, and serve with your choice of toppings.


Crunchy nut granola

xxx Esther

PS Delicious banana pancakes — only 4 ingredients!


Comments (8)

March 27, 2019

This sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing! I can already smell the amazing aroma of the cinnamon and roasted nuts. Would you recommend a substitution for egg whites to make it vegan?

Esther in Amsterdam
March 29, 2019

Hi Jodi, yes it really is such a nice recipe! And I’m so sorry but I don’t know about a substitute for the egg white — but you can always make it without! It will still be delicious!! Enjoy! x

Danielle Downey
April 3, 2019

Thank you so very much for sharing. I have tried so many variations and yours has been a winner in our house all around. Cheers!

Esther in Amsterdam
April 8, 2019

Yay! I’m so glad you like it!!

April 6, 2019

Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have my first batch cooling in the oven now. It smells delightful. I am already looking forward to breakfast tomorrow.

Esther in Amsterdam
April 8, 2019

Bon appetit! 🙂

May 24, 2020

This is such a lovely recipe. I make it nearly every week. I love that it is always a little different depending what I put in. Thank you so much for sharing.

Esther in Amsterdam
May 28, 2020

You are very welcome! 🙂

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