This cinnamon granola is definitely a favourite of mine. It’s like a healthier and more filling version of the classic cinnamon toast crunch but full of whole grains, fibre, nuts, and natural sweeteners!
Perfect for cold winter and autumn mornings when you ache for a warm, satisfying bowl of cinnamon goodness or in the summer when you crave a sweet, crispy, and light brunch!
My favourite part about making granola from scratch is that you can fully customise it to your liking! It’s also perfect if you have some nuts, seeds, or dried fruit lying around, as they would take this recipe to the next level.
I like using Grape-Nuts in my granola for that extra crunch and boost of fibre, but it’s definitely possible to switch them out for anything else of the same weight!
Personally, I like serving my granola with soy yogurt, but you could pair it with any plant-based milk or yogurt, or just eat it by the handful as a quick, refuelling snack!
Dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, dried apple, apricots, or figs) will make the granola deliciously chewy. Nuts or seeds (chopped pecans, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds), coconut flakes, or even chocolate chips! Cinnamon pairs amazingly with all of these add-ins, so take your pick!
You can substitute the regular oats for gluten-free ones, and exchange the grape-nuts for a gluten-free variety. Or, if you prefer, just omit them altogether and add nuts and/or fruit.
Cinnamon and Maple Granola
- 170 grams rolled oats
- 60 grams Grape-Nuts (view notes)
- 4 tbsp maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener of choice)
- 3 tbsp melted coconut oil (or other oil of choice)
- 1.5 tbsp brown sugar (view notes)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- other nuts, seeds, or dried fruit of choice (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 150°C and line a tray with parchment paper.
- Mix the oats, Grape-Nuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry and mix until fully combined.
- Spread the mixture evenly on the baking tray and place in the oven for 15 minutes. Using a spoon, mix the granola around without breaking it up too much and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let the granola cool on the tray completely before storing in an air-tight container.
- If you don't have any Grape-Nuts available, you can easily substitute 1:1 for dried fruit, chopped nuts, or more oats.
- If you want to omit the brown sugar, you can substitute it for one additional tbsp of maple syrup. I like using sugar as it helps the granola form clumps in the oven, but it is not necessary.