My very favorite breakfast items are those that can be prepped ahead, are quick to reheat or don’t require any cooking the morning of, fill me up for a few hours and provide nourishment. Luckily, my homemade cinnamon nut granola checks all of the boxes.
It takes less than 5 minutes to mix together the concoction, then it slow roasts for an hour at a low temp. It has cinnamon, maple or honey, oats, oil, nuts and salt. You can make a small or giant batch and keep it in containers and in the morning, toss it with some milk or yogurt and berries for a quick and easy breakfast that totally satisfies.
If you don’t have time to make your own granola, though, there are some really great brands out there that are also made with simple, nourishing ingredients. I just suggest reading the label to see what the granola is comprised of and the nutrition facts. I look for those that are lower in sugar and I also love those that have added protein (increased satiety!).
Either way, granola makes for a great breakfast on those hectic days.Print
A simple homemade granola with just a few simple ingredients.
- ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
- ¼ cup oil
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup chopped almonds or walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together honey or maple syrup, oil, cinnamon and salt. Stir in oats and nuts until combined. Spread granola mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and press down into one solid sheet.
- Bake 1 hour or until lightly toasted. Let completely cool, then break into clusters.
Cooking Tip: Use coconut oil for bigger granola clusters; use avocado or another liquid oil for smaller granola clusters.
Serving Tip: Serve with yogurt or milk and berries.
- Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
- Calories: 259
- Sugar: 5g
- Sodium: 35mg
- Fat: 18g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 16g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 22g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 5g
- Cholesterol: 0mg