Our absolute favorite granola recipe is subtly sweet, nutty, a little bit chewy and a little bit crunchy, with cookie-like chunks, and what I think is the best ever classic granola recipe; perfect for topping yogurt, cereal, or eaten by the handful as a snack!
Granola is one of those things I make often for our family. I love keeping homemade granola in a jar on the kitchen counter to add to yogurt or scooped out by the handful (🙈); and this granola recipe is our go-to.
I’ve made so many variations of this chewy and delicious classic granola over the years. I’ve even used it to top these incredible strawberry yogurt granola crumble muffins!
After sharing 3 of our favorite handmade gifts to give during the holiday season (including a jar of this amazing granola), I realized that the best ever granola deserved a post of it’s own. It really is that yummy!
And since it’s such a hit in our house, and easily one of my favorite classic granola recipes that I’ve found (and I’ve tried so many!), I knew it would be the perfect recipe to share to kick off the new year!
Anyone else trying to simplify meals, cook less, or just generally make mealtime and weekly meal prep less stressful? Make a big batch of this super easy homemade granola, and you’ll have breakfast options for the week! 🙌🏻
The Best Ever Chewy and Delicious Classic Granola
In my mind, granola should strike that perfect balance between chewy and crunchy. My ideal granola recipe (ahem … this one!) produces almost cookie-like granola clusters.
Adding in nuts to this classic granola provides a roasted depth of flavor that I love. The subtly sweet hint of honey and cinnamon tastes utterly perfect here. And like any great granola recipe, this one is also super adaptable. You can add in your favorite nuts, seeds, or dried fruit to make this granola recipe entirely your own.
Optional Granola Mix-Ins:
NOTE: IF you add in dried fruit or chocolate chips, don’t bake those ingredients in—just toss them into the granola at the end.
I love the amount this classic granola recipe makes because the batch lasts us a good week or more when sealed in an airtight container or jar with a lid. We use our granola to top yogurt, in cereal, and just to snack on any time of day. (Sprinkled on top of yogurt is definitely my favorite!)
Our absolute favorite chewy granola recipe is subtly sweet and salty, and what I think is the most perfect classic granola recipe; perfect for topping yogurt, cereal, or eaten by the handful as a snack! Tips for Making Your Granola Extra Clumpy:
**Add a beaten egg white — make sure it’s foamy and frothy — to your granola after you’ve mixed it all together and before putting it in the oven. The protein in the egg will help bind the oats together, creating those perfect clumps.
Once you’ve spread the wet granola mixture onto a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, throw into the oven and resist the urge to stir. Once the granola is out, let it cool completely and then break the sheet into clusters.
Our absolute favorite chewy granola recipe is subtly sweet and salty, and what I think is the most perfect classic granola recipe; perfect for topping yogurt, cereal, or eaten by the handful as a snack!
Tips for Making Your Granola Extra Clumpy:
So there you have it: our favorite (and what we think is the best ever) chewy and delicious classic granola, with the yummiest cookie-like clusters!
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