This Fall Harvest Chunky Granola is the best granola recipe you’ll have this season! This healthy granola is packed with fall flavors such as pumpkin spice and apple cider. A good mix of healthy nuts and seeds, and just the perfect dose of sweetness thanks to the maple syrup, makes this a delicious filling breakfast.
There’s nothing better than homemade granola! It’s quick to make, it’s delicious and it’s cheaper than getting it from the store.
I usually have my go-to recipe but lately, I’ve been playing with flavors, textures, spices and roasting levels. Basically, I’ve been all day playing with granola.
That’s how I discovered this fall harvest granola which is, simply put, the best granola you’ll ever have. Period.
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Why is this Fall Harvest Chunky Granola the best granola recipe ever?
I know you are probably wondering why I’m saying this is the best granola recipe you’ll ever make (it seriously is) so I made a list
- It’s really packed with flavor. You know how some granola recipes are bland and boring? Well, this is not it, this recipe is loaded with spices but not in an overpowering way. Just the perfect hint to be warm and comforting. It also has a subtle apple flavor thanks to the addition of apple cider.
- It’s sweetened with maple syrup, so you get some of the delicious maple flavor and the perfect amount of sweetness healthily. Which takes me to the next point.
- This fall harvest chunky granola is actually good for you! I mean, it’s packed with healthy fats thanks to the nuts. Fiber, thanks to the whole oats, and it’s made without processed ingredients. Your body will thank you.
- And finally, this is chunky, and crispy, and crunchy, and all the things the best granola recipe should be.
How to make granola at home
Oh, making granola at home is really easy.
Like so easy it’s almost a joke to include a recipe.
Just mix everything in a bowl and take to the oven. Toss it around a couple of time while it’s baking to make sure every single part gets golden brown and crunchy and you are all set.
How to make chunky granola. Aka: How to make granola with a lot of clusters
If you want to have a lot of clusters let it cool completely before taking it out of the baking pan.
Letting it cool will allow the sugars to crystallize. When the sugars crystallize and set you end up with a block of granola that can be broken into pieces and clusters.
How to store homemade granola
And best of all? This will last for a long time stored in an airtight container. So make a big batch and have enough to last you for several breakfasts. That is if you can stop yourself from eating it all in one sitting.
More recipes with homemade granola:
After you’ve made a batch of the best granola recipe EVER, use it to make one of these delicious dishes:
- Try making this on the go granola breakfast
- Or make a batch of this homemade raspberry granola cookies that are to die for
- And definitely make this granola parfait for your next breakfast or snack
Make sure you pin this Fall Harvest Chunky Granola recipe for later!
Fall Harvest Chunky Granola
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup pepitas
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup peanuts
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup apple cider optional
- 2 tsp pumpkin spice
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- In a bowl combine oats, chopped walnuts, pepitas, dried cranberries and peanuts. Mix in the pumpkin spice and set aside.
- In a sauce pan over medium heat mix coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Add apple cider, if using, and bring to a soft boil. Let it boil for around 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and pour over the bowl of oats. Mix until everything is coated in maple sugar.
- Spread the granola in a baking tray and take to the oven. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and toss and turn. Return to the oven and bake fro 20 more minutes. Repeat the process 2 more times or until the granola is golden brown.
- Let it cool completely before storing in an airtight container.