Raw Honey Granola Recipe (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free)

As a beekeeper, I know honey! This raw honey granola recipe is simple, healthy, and satisfying on top of yogurt, ice cream, or a smoothie bowl.  A great addition to breakfast or dessert.  Gluten free, vegetarian, and refined sugar free.

This raw honey granola is one of my favorite recipes to use raw honey in!  Crunchy and nutty, its the perfect breakfast topper or even a fantastic snack. You can add it on top of these Breakfast Brownies for a sweet treat!

This Raw Honey Granola Is:

  • Sweet
  • Earthy
  • Warm
  • Comforting
  • Nutty
  • Gluten Free & refined sugar free

We harvest honey from our beehives in the fall. Which is the perfect season to bake up a fresh batch of this delicious and naturally sweet granola. I eat it over yogurt bowls, with some fresh fruit.   And Brett actually adds a big scoop of granola on top of his oatmeal… for double oat power.

Last year we our hives were so productive, we actually were able to harvest honey 3 different times in the season! We had plenty of honey to give away to our family and friends, to sell, and also to keep a little for ourselves. We like the darkest honey best, so we saved a few extra jars for us for a rainy day!

What’s In This Granola With Honey Recipe?

  • Old Fashioned Oats: use rolled oats, and not quick cook.  And if you are gluten free, make sure the oats are certified GF.
  • Raw Honey: I use raw honey becuase thats exactly the way it comes out of our hives. We don’t pasteurize it, and keep it natural.  You can use non-raw honey you buy at the store no problem!  But if you know a beekeeper, ask for some raw honey… its a treat!
  • Nuts: I used almonds, walnuts,  and peanuts in mine. But if you are a cashew and pecan person, go wild.  You can use any nuts you have on hand.
  • Coconut Oil: gives the granola a nice flavor, and helps the oats toast in the oven.
  • Flaxseed Meal: I always add a scoop in my oatmeal for a little extra nutritional punch!  Has a wonderful nutty flavor too.
  • Cinnamon and Vanilla: 2 classic warm spices
  • Salt: just a pinch to bring out the flavors
  • Dried Fruit: I added a handful of dried cranberries

How Do I Make This Naturally Sweetened Granola Recipe?

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients and stir well with a spatula to combine.
  3. Spread granola mixture onto baking sheet, pressing down with your spatula.  Granola should be spread in an even layer.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring the granola half way.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool.  Enjoy with yogurt, ice cream, or on top of a smoothie bowl!

A Few Notes About Raw Honey

Raw honey is just honey that has not been pasteurized!  We take our honey straight from the hive, and don’t process or subject it to high heat.  Pasteurizing can kill bad (and beneficial) macrobiotics in the honey. You can use normal store-bought honey for this recipe… it doesn’t have to be raw.  That is just the way we like to keep our honey.  Babies under the age of 1 should not be given honey, and pregnant women should avoid unpasteurized foods.  Eat responsibly! 

The best place to find raw honey is straight from your local beekeeper!  Check out a farmer’s market or farm stand near you – or reach out to your county or state beekeeping association to connect with beekeeper’s near by.  Support local bees, local keepers, and enjoy the sweet benefits.

Pantry Staple Granola for the win!

This honey nut granola recipe is made completely with ingredients in your pantry!  Oats, honey, nuts, and spices are all pantry ingredients that are probably hiding out in your cupboards now.  Great for a quick breakfast idea without having to run to the store for fresh ingredients.

Other Raw Honey Recipes You’ll Love!

A Beekeeper’s Raw Honey Mustard Dressing (Gluten Free)

Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage with Raw Honey (Gluten Free)

3 Bean Salad with Honey Vinaigrette Dressing (Vegan, GF)

Apple Cinnamon High Protein Breakfast Bowl (Gluten Free)

Raw Honey Garlic Sauce – A Beekeeper’s Favorite Recipe!

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Raw Honey Granola Recipe

As a beekeeper, I know honey! This raw honey granola recipe is simple, healthy, and satisfying on top of yogurt, ice cream, or a smoothie bowl.  A great addition to breakfast or dessert. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit
  • 2 cups nuts I used almonds, walnuts, and peanuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients and stir well with a spatula to combine.
  • Spread granola mixture onto baking sheet, pressing down with your spatula.  Granola should be spread in an even layer.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, stirring the granola half way.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.  Enjoy with yogurt, ice cream, or on top of a smoothie bowl!

Notes

A Few Notes About Raw Honey
 - Raw honey is just honey that has not been pasteurized!  We take our honey straight from the hive, and don't process or subject it to high heat.  Pasteurizing can kill bad (and beneficial) macrobiotics in the honey. You can use normal store-bought honey for this recipe... it doesn't have to be raw.  That is just the way we like to keep our honey.  Babies under the age of 1 should not be given honey, and pregnant women should avoid unpasteurized foods.  Eat responsibly! 
 - The best place to find raw honey is straight from your local beekeeper!  Check out a farmer's market or farm stand near you - or reach out to your county or state beekeeping association to connect with beekeeper's near by.  Support local bees, local keepers, and enjoy the sweet benefits.
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