Calling all lavender lovers: this Honey Lavender Granola is for YOU. Ready in under 30 minutes, it perfectly combines honey and lavender into one tasty, healthy recipe.
Despite what you may be thinking, lavender and granola DO in fact go quite well together. Also, I just really wanted an excuse to eat “cereal” (granola in milk is basically cereal, right?).
I just created this recipe yesterday and I’m already sharing it with you because that’s how excited I am about it! Also, I’m currently eating it, so it felt weird to talk about anything other than granola.
I used to eat cereal for breakfast every.single.day. until I started living with Miguel. Weirdly enough, I think I was getting a little tired of cereal but I hadn’t realized it yet. Miguel started making us both eggs and toast for breakfast every morning and the rest is history! That’s how I converted to an egg lover and regular egg eater. However, I still have my cereal-craving moments, sometimes for breakfast but many times just for a snack.
Though I’ve been loving on Erewhon Organics (like, a lot), sometimes I want something crunchier and ok maybe I just wanted lavender. Yes, that’s it. If you’ve been hesitant to try lavender in your food, now’s your time to take the plunge! It’s very subtle in this granola recipe, that is, until you add milk. Once you add the milk the flavor is a bit stronger but very enjoyable. If you love lavender, I recommend adding milk (seriously so good), but if you’re unsure, I’d probably just enjoy this granola atop yogurt or a smoothie bowl.
I guess you probably don’t need me to tell you how to eat your granola though, huh? Woof.
I made this recipe twice to ensure perfection, and here are my tips.
Tip: Make sure your oven is completely heated to 350° before putting the granola in. I know this may be common sense, but often times I preheat my oven and don’t pay attention to if it’s hot enough or not before throwing my food in. This will take your granola longer to harden and therefore, it has a greater chance of burning.
Tip: After you remove the granola from the oven, give it a good stir while it’s on the baking sheet and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before removing it. The granola will continue to harden once it’s out of the oven.
Tip: Enjoy this granola because it’s AMAZING. Ok not really a tip but seriously do it!
- 2½ cups old fashioned oats
- 3 tbsp culinary lavender
- ½ cup sliced almonds (whole almonds work, too)
- ¼ cup walnuts
- 2 tsp raw cane sugar (or white sugar)
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- 4 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Combine coconut oil, honey and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until melted.
- Meanwhile, mix the oats, lavender, almonds, walnuts, and sugar together in a large bowl.
- Once the liquids have melted, pour them in with the dried ingredients and mix everything together really well so that the oats are coated.
- Spread oat mixture evenly onto two baking sheets and place them in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until oats are visible golden brown.
- Remove from oven and stir oats on baking sheet; wait 5-10 minutes so that the oats can harden a bit more before placing them in a container.
- Enjoy in a bowl with milk or overtop yogurt!