Honey Hazelnut Granola

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Golden honey hazelnut granola makes the best breakfast! Sweetened with honey and filled with clusters, hazelnuts add a rich toasted flavor!

At any given time, you are likely to find me in granola mode. Though my weekly batch takes a bit of planning, homemade granola is easy to make and contains the purest ingredients. Countless batches later, I’ve experimented with many methods; what you’ll see below is my preferred method.

Honey Hazelnut Granola

Adding heart-healthy hazelnuts gives the granola a rich and toasty flavor that pairs wonderfully with honey, my preferred sweetener. One tip: If I have leftover granola from a previous batch, I like to add it to the pan in the final minutes of drying to crisp.

Honey Hazelnut Granola

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Honey Hazelnut Granola

Honey Hazelnut Granola

  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 7 cups
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Golden honey hazelnut granola makes the best breakfast! Sweetened with honey and filled with clusters, hazelnuts add a rich toasted flavor!


  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup roasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg white, at room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine oats, hazelnuts, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Add olive oil, honey, and vanilla; toss to coat. Whisk egg white in a small bowl until frothy (about 1 minute); add to oat mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Use an offset spatula to spread mixture into an even layer on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, then use a large spatula to flip sections of granola. Press back into an even layer, rotate pan, and bake another 20 minutes. When granola is golden and feels dry to the touch, turn off oven and leave pan in oven for another 10 minutes to continue drying. Remove pan from oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely (the granola crisps as it cools).
  5. When completely cool, break into clusters (if you want to add dried fruit, stir in now). Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks.


If your oven runs hot, bake granola at 290°F.

Keywords: Granola, Honey, Hazelnut, Breakfast

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  1. I haven’t used hazel nuts in my kitchen… =P This granola with hazel nuts sounds really good. I need to go buy some hazel nuts for the first time! 🙂

  2. Granola is one of my favorite things to have for breakfast or midday snacks, but believe it or not I’ve never made it myself! I need to get in the habit of making rather than buying, since it seems cheaper and WAY more delicious. Love this honey & hazelnut combination!

  3. What PERFECT granola! I really need to start making this versus buying from the store. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Most days I start with granola which even ends up as my mid night snack! And with honey, it’s not only sweet but so flavorful. Hazelnut is a great addition out here.

  5. This is granola perfection. I love the addition of hazelnuts, and the honey sounds wonderful. Happy New Year!

  6. I love the hazelnut addition to this granola! I need to make it a weekly habit to make big batches. Granola is one of my favorite things to have for breakfast!

  7. The combination of hazelnuts and honey is one of faves! it is so underrated, hazelnuts are more than chocolate. love your adaption of it in this granola.

  8. I love granola – I got hooked back in 1968 when I was in high school, and I never stopped eating it. Yours looks beautiful, and your shots are gorgeous, as always-so tempting. Best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful 2014!

  9. I love adding hazelnuts to granola! This recipe looks great- thanks for sharing and happy New Year!

  10. This sounds and looks awesome! I’m all over hazelnut everything at the moment. I’ve been doing chocolate hazelnut but honey hazelnut sounds like something I need to try! 🙂