Cinnamon & Honey Granola

img_5697A warm, sweet and crunchy granola to pair with your every breakfast need. First things first, I’ll let you in on a little secret: its ridiculously simple to make your own granola! I’ve never been a fan until I figured, I could just make my own simplified version! Most store-bought granola can tend to get a bit overwhelming, in all fairness they’re great for a quick on-the-go brekkie: packed full of seeds, fruit, oats and super healthy for you. But beware, there’s loads of unwanted sugar hiding in there too! This one is a naturally sweetened, simple fix, that I bump up every now and then but the basic recipe never fails!

PREPARATION TIME: 45-50 minutes

INGREDIENTS (serves 2)

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1-2 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil / canola oil / coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. Line a rimmed baking tray with parchment paper and transfer the dry mix into the tin.

Place in the oven for about 10-15 minutes.

Combine the honey, oil and vanilla extract and set aside. Once the oat mixture is out the oven, drizzle over and stir through until all the oats are evenly coated in the syrup.

Place in the oven for another 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool and dry in the oven once done.

Serve up with some yoghurt, milk, fruits or just eat it by the spoonful!


Make sure to keep an eye on the oats and occasionally stir it through to avoid burning the mixture.

If you give this recipe a go, I’d love to see how it turned out. Leave a comment below and share your pictures on Instagram using the tag #thecookbooklife!

Stay healthy!

Nikita xx


2 Comments Add yours

  1. LisaDay says:

    I am always game for trying a new granola recipe, particularly as mine never stays in clumps.


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