vanilla almond granola in a glass jar from overhead

  • Author: simplegraytshirt
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 28 servings 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Simple and homemade vanilla almond granola is great with yogurt and fruit for breakfast as a topping for ice cream for dessert, or by the handful anytime you need a snack!



  • 5 cups old fashioned oats

  • 2 cups sliced almonds (8 oz)

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

  • 3/4 tablespoon vanilla



  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, almonds, cinnamon, and salt until well combined

  3. In a glass measuring cup, put the honey, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla

  4. Microwave the measuring cup for 30 seconds and whisk liquid ingredients together (with a small whisk or a fork).  If it needs more time, continue to heat in 10 second intervals.

  5. Once combined, pour the liquid mix over the dry ingredients and stir together until all the oats and almonds are coated.

  6. Spread out the mixture evenly between the two prepared baking sheets and put into the oven at 300 degrees.

  7. After 20 minutes, mix the granola with a spatula to ensure even cooking and break up any clumps

  8. After another 10 minutes, give it a stir again

  9. 10 minutes later (for at total of about 40 minutes in the oven), the granola should be done

  10. Take out of the oven and let cool on the baking sheet completely.

  11. Transfer to an airtight container for storage and enjoy!


If you like more big clumps in your granola, don’t stir it as often.

This granola lasts a long time in an air tight container on the counter.  If it doesn’t get eaten, we’ve had it up to 3 weeks and it’s still crunchy and delicious.

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