Simple Honey-Cinnamon Granola

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A glass bowl is filled with golden, toasted honey-cinnamon granola. The bowl sits upon a white tablecloth, and a small clear bowl filled with honey sits next to the large bowl of granola. A set a measuring spoons is sitting next to the bowl and the teaspoon is filled with ground cinnamon. A small array of old-fashioned oats is scattered around the bowl.


Allow me to introduce to our newest addiction, a.k.a this simple honey-cinnamon granola. It’s a member of my favorite recipe category, you know the ones that are described as ridiculously easy and shamelessly delicious

This crunchy, sweet granola is a certified family favorite at this point and we think it’s a fantastic way to start the day. 


Golden, toasted granola is fresh from the oven and spread out on a large rimmed baking sheet. Honey-colored oats and toasted bits of pecan are visible from the top of the pan.


How to make simple honey-cinnamon granola.

All you need to whip up a batch of this wholesome granola are ingredients that are very likely  sitting in your pantry as you read this post. As long as you have old-fashioned rolled oats, honey, ground cinnamon and a small measure of your favorite nuts on-hand, you have everything to make this unpretentious treat. 

If you are a nut-free household and you want to try this granola recipe, feel free to substitute in pumpkin seeds, unsalted sunflower seeds or pepitas for the pecans in this recipe. Any of those would be a perfect addition to add just a little bit of extra crunch to this cereal.


Freshmade honey-cinnamon granola is a clear bowl and ready to serve. Golden, crisp old-fashioned oats and toasted pecans pieces are visible throughout the bowl of homemade granola.

When you make a batch of this honey-cinnamon granola, just be sure that you have a some of your favorite yogurt in the fridge to pair up with it. Topping vanilla or strawberry-flavored yogurt with a scoop of this sweet, crunchy mixture is my favorite way to enjoy it. However, if you like apples slathered in peanut butter, do top them with a bit of this granola for a new twist on an old fave. That is also a crazy-good snack!

We also use this honey-cinnamon granola as the base for homemade trail mix. We’ve been whipping up several batches of that good stuff lately too. I’ll share more about that trail mix and our favorite sweet and salty combination of goodies with y’all soon. 

Happy eating, y’all!

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Simple Honey-Cinnamon Granola

Recipe by Marcelle at A Little Fish in the Kitchen Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This sweet, crunchy granola is a treat on it’s own or as a topping for yogurt or ice cream!


  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans (or another nut)

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick oats)

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted

  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp honey (see notes below )

  • 1-1/2 – 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • generous pinch of table salt


  • Pre-heat oven to 300°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with either a silicon baking mat or parchment paper.
  • In a medium-size bowl, mix all ingredients together and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes and remove pan to stir granola. Return to the oven for 15 minutes more.
  • Remove pan to a rack to cool. Enjoy!

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  • If you prefer a granola that is less sweet, use 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp honey in this recipe instead.
  • Recipe as published on A Little Fish in the Kitchen at All content is owned by Marcelle G. Bolton. Please contact the author for permission to republish.


  1. Looks great. Thanks for your suggestion, I think I would probably like the less sweet version and I now know how much to use.

  2. nothing tastes quite as good as fresh, homemade granola!

  3. Wow — I actually have all the ingredients for this! We are so desperate for snacks mid-morning. This will be perfect. (I have never made granola before and I think I have only eaten it once!)

  4. This looks terrific! I’m not a huge fan of granola all but itself, but it’s wonderful to mix in with yogurt. Or ice cream. 🙂 Good stuff — thanks.

  5. They look crunchy and yummy…perfect for breakfast or even as a salad topping 🙂

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