Nutty Oat Cluster Granola

  • Author: The Kitchen Whisperer

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  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats – To make this gluten Free, use certified GF oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Optional add-ins – craisins, raw coconut, raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 325F with the rack in the middle.
  2. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Whisk honey, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in large bowl.
  4. Whisk in oil.
  5. Fold in oats and nuts until thoroughly coated.
  6. Transfer oat mixture to the line baking sheet and spread across sheet into thin, even layer (about 3/8 inch thick). If need be, use 2 baking sheets.
  7. Using stiff metal spatula, compress oat mixture until very compact.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes, gently stirring and flipping compressing down again.
  9. Continue baking for 15 minutes and stir and flip, compressing down again.
  10. Cook for another 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Remove granola from oven and cool on wire rack to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  12. Break cooled granola into pieces of desired size.
  13. Mix in add-ins
  14. Store in airtight container.
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