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Honey Nut Granola Breakfast Bowls

We’ve been on a homemade granola kick recently and my two favorite granola recipes of the moment are my cardamom spice granola and this honey nut granola. Breakfast at the farm can easily slip into a scrambled eggs and toast situation (which we do love!) but having granola on hand and some good quality yogurt makes our mornings a little more exciting. One of the best things about homemade granola is how wonderful our entire house smells while it’s baking. There is something so comforting about a batch of granola in the oven and I honestly cannot get enough. It’s so simple to whip up a new batch every few days and not only does granola taste amazing with yogurt and fruit but we love it sprinkled on ice cream, by the handful and even sprinkled on top of peanut butter toast. There’s no wrong way to enjoy a batch of homemade granola and I hope you all love this recipe as much as we do. Pour a cup of coffee, grab a spoon and dig in!

Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm.

Honey Nut Granola

Prep Time: 5 minutes    Cook Time: 25 minutes    Serves: 7 1/2 cups

  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup flaxseeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 large Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • Full fat yogurt
  • fresh or frozen fruit of choice
  • chopped banana
  • drizzle of honey or maple syrup
  • pinch of cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix the oats, nuts, seeds, salt and spices.
  3. In a small saucepan gently heat the honey, vanilla and olive oil until the mixture is easily pourable. Don't bring the mixture to a boil, just a low heat! Pour the honey/oil mixture over the oat mixture and stir until well incorporated. Spread the granola onto two baking sheets and bake in the oven until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. During the last few minutes of baking remove the pans and stir in the chopped dates. Return the granola to the oven and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  4. Enjoy the granola with yogurt, fruit, a drizzle of maple syrup or honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon.


*Use this recipe as a guide *Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary *Store granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days *Have fun in the kitchen

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12 thoughts on “Honey Nut Granola Breakfast Bowls

  1. YES! This is my favorite kind of breakfast to wake up to! Also, gorgeous photos, I love the styling!!!

  2. Mariam says:


    This is an awesome recipe! I saw your photo on Insta and I knew I had to come right over and check this out! Cardamom spiced granola sounds delicious!

    xo Mariam

  3. Missy says:

    A good homemade granola is my weakness. I haven’t used dates or olive oil in granola yet so I’m interested to try! By the way, I love your recipe card… so nice and simple. Thanks for sharing! Love your instagram feed!

  4. Elaine says:

    I am so going to make this! I love cardamom as well as yogurt and your photography of your food as well as the farm.

  5. Agata says:

    It looks delicious! I love this kind of breakfast 🙂

  6. Jane says:

    I love your frequent use of cardamom, one of my favorite spices. I one had a cardamom latte, would love for you to experiment with that. Hint hint.

    1. Andrea says:

      Hi Jane,
      Funny enough, I already have a cardamom latte on the blog. Cheers!

      1. debbie says:

        Oh my this granola is amazing!!!! Just made it this morning and could barely stop eating it off of the cookie trays to put it in a container, hahaha. I love making homemade granola and am always loving new recipes!!!! Tomorrow morning I am making the cardamom spice granola too so we have a variety in the house. So happy I found you thru Women Who Farm!!!! Now off to read more posts of yours 🙂
        Have a great day!!!!
        Debbie in Virginia

        1. Andrea says:

          Woohoo! So happy you love this granola as much as we do! Cheers!

  7. Rebekah says:

    I love this granola recipe – thank you for sharing it. It clusters nicely, has an excellent taste + texture, and makes enough to last my husband and me through the week! Tasty, tasty!

    1. Andrea says:

      I’m so happy you love this granola as much as we do! Happy baking!

  8. Rasha Dbeissy says:

    I loved this recipe, I did it twice. Today I tried it with apple molasses instead of honey, it was very delicious and all my family loved it. Thank you for sharing it!

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