Crisp honey olive oil granola made with a few simple pantry ingredients that comes together in no time. It’s all natural, much lower in sugar than store-bought, plus it’s gluten free and dairy free! An easy healthy breakfast option.
So I’m not sure where the time went, but somehow it’s been more than two weeks since we moved to Barcelona! Time spent on holiday is the fastest moving time ever, guys. Luckily, at the end of this break I get to move back to my Sydney home…something I’m dearly looking forward to. So there isn’t a bitter ending here!
Something else pretty sweet (but not too sweet) is this recipe for honey olive oil granola. Perfectly toasted crispy oats, crunchy seeds and nuts, with a pinch of cinnamon and golden honey. It’s just such a delicious combination. With only 100 mL of honey in the recipe, if you divide it into ten serves that’s just 10 mL per serve, about 2 teaspoons of honey. There’s no other sugar here!
Making honey olive oil granola is something I’ve wanted to experiment with for a while. Now that we’re in Spain, with amazing local olive oil sold everywhere, the timing is perfect. Though I often make granola using coconut oil, I appreciate not everyone is a coconut fan and also that not everyone buys it! Olive oil is also fantastic for granola, it’s widely used AND it’s one of the healthiest oils. (Buy a quality cold pressed virgin or extra virgin one.)
Combined with honey for sweetness, olive oil produces a wonderfully crisp granola with a lovely flavour. It does not have a super peppery olive oil flavour, don’t worry! Honey olive oil granola definitely tastes like it should be on your breakfast table. It’s so easy to make, and even easier to eat. With a big scoop of yoghurt, and a rainbow of fruit. Enjoy!
Easy Honey Olive Oil Granola
- 2 and 1/2 cups rolled oats - certified gluten free as required*
- 1 cup puffed buckwheat or puffed rice, or coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup hazelnuts
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 100 mL honey
- 60 mL extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 160 C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper (or make sure you use a non-stick tray).
- Combine oats, seeds, nuts, puffed buckwheat (or puffed rice or coconut flakes) and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.
- Pour honey, olive oil and vanilla into a separate bowl or jug. Add two tablespoons of boiling/very hot water and whisk it all together.
- Add the wet ingredient mix to the dry ingredients and stir with a large spoon until the dry mix is evenly coated.
- Spread the mixture out across the tray, in a thin layer. Bake for 20-30 minutes (depending on oven strength). Check on the mixture every 7-8 minutes and give it a stir and flip so that the edges don't burn.
- The granola will turn a golden caramel brown once cooked. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool completely; it will crisp up. Once cooled, store in an airtight container, it should last 2-3 weeks.
And guess what? You can now WATCH me make this granola, check out my little video here!
P.S. Love granola? You might also like these tasty breakfast recipes:
- Puffed Buckwheat Toasted Muesli
- Cinnamon and Ginger Granola
- Sweet Potato and Berries Breakfast Bowl (top it with this granola!)
This recipe is really similar to your puffed buckwheat muesli no? I am excited to try more combinations of different ingredients and the uses of other powders like maca or turmeric. Thank you for such a simple guide!
Hi Melissa, yep this is very similar to the puffed buckwheat muesli, I wanted to provide people with an option of using olive oil 🙂 You could definitely sprinkle some maca powder through the buckwheat muesli, that would taste awesome! I think turmeric would be nice too, I’ve never tried that before!
What a gorgeous breakfast! I love all the colors and I can just imagine how nice and crunchy it is! This would be a winner in my home for sure!
Thanks so much, Christina! Yes this granola definitely has a nice crunch to it 🙂
Kortney Kwong Hing
I bet that the olive oil you are finding in Spain is so good! This is so great to give people an option because coconut oil is also expensive and I know folks who don’t want to buy a whole jar for one recipe.
Yes you are right Kortney- the olive oil in Spain has been absolutely divine!! I love how abundant and great quality it is here. And totally agree re the coconut oil – I know it’s not a common kitchen item for everyone and I think olive oil is just so healthy and accessible.
Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
This granola is so pretty!!! And in the bowl with all of that goodness and beautiful fresh fruit?!!! Yes please!
Emily, thank you SO much 🙂 It’s always fun creating a granola bowl when you have a rainbow of pretty fruit to work with right?!
Simply gorgeous! It may be breakfast but I want it for dessert!
Thank you Linda! I think a sprinkle of this granola probably makes any dessert better 🙂
Loving making granola at home! I love that I can customize the flavors when I make it myself. This sounds so amazing.
Homemade granola is the best isn’t it, you get exactly what you want!
I’m always on the lookout for new granola recipes to try on my family! This looks delicious and I love that it’s honey-sweetened.
Thanks Raia! Yep only honey to gently sweeten this recipe – love that you can keep things natural and simple when you make it yourself!
Homemade granola is the best! I love all the ingredients you used. YUM!
Thanks so much Carrie 🙂 Granola is definitely one of my standard meal prep items! So good!
This is wonderful! I love making homemade granola, thanks for the inspo!
Thanks Joni 🙂 I always try to have some homemade granola on hand, it’s the best easy brekky or quick snack!
lovely. I sometimes sub coconut oil for olive oil in my usual granola recipe, but maybe next time I’ll have to give yours a try. looks lovely and toasty. Hope you’re enjoying your trip!
Thanks so much Ceri 🙂 Yes, I’ve often used olive oil in place of coconut oil in other granola recipes too, and I thought it was about time I had something up to show everyone that olive oil in granola is a good thing! Many people don’t really like coconut oil, or don’t usually buy it, I’ve found.