5 Crunch-Worthy Granola Recipes

5 Crunch-Worthy Granola Recipes

Munchable Granola Recipes & Granola Recipe Ideas

Written by: Femi Doyle-Marshall

For the past two weeks granola recipes have been on my mind.

Something about being able to get a good mix of complex carbohydrates, fiber and healthy nutrients packed into a bowl. I can feel the awesomeness of this post even as I write it.

If you are a fan of granola.

If you wanted to learn a way to make it yourself.

If you an avid New Persona reader and follower…

I am happy to say that, the time is now for me to gift you with a shortlist of cool crunchy granola recipes that can be used in almost any kitchen.

With health in mind I still need to warn you.

Be sure to consume things you are not allergic to. Find ways to intake nutrients that fit into your total daily intake requirements. Add variety to your meals to ensure you have enough protein, fat and carbohydrates. Once the basics have been checked off I ultimately believe you are ready to enjoy what is available to you in the kitchen.

With that, get ready to crunch your way into granola bliss with these 5 Crunch-Worthy Granola Recipes.

Crunch Components of Great Granola

When it comes to components that work well in most granola recipes see the following:

1 – Dried Fruit

Can provide the micronutrient and simple sugar component to a granola recipe. This is useful due to fruits packing nutrients which can help the body function optimally day to day and packing simple sugars also assist with quick energy activities.

2 – Oats

Oats provide the complex carbohydrate component to a granola recipe as well as some fiber. This can assist with digestion and further with staying full for a longer duration of time.

3 – Seeds and/or Nuts (Optional)

Seeds or nuts can be used to add in a bit more energy and crunch to the granola recipe. Depending on what your preference is you may use this when you are making your granola.

Gingerbread Granola

Photo courtesy cookinglight.com

7 Servings


4 cups old-fashioned oats 1 cup raw walnuts, halved

1 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes

1/4 cup coconut oil, or a different oil of your choice

3 tablespoons maple syrup 1/4 cup molasses

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

2 teaspoons ground ginger

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 147

Protein: 3g

Fat: 8.7g

Carbohydrate: 16g


Simple Grain-Free Granola

Photo courtesy minimalistbaker.com

5 Servings


1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flake

2 cups slivered raw almonds (slivered almonds do best here)

1 1/4 cup raw pecans

1 cup raw walnuts

3 Tbsp chia seeds

1 Tbsp flaxseed meal

optional: 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

2 Tbsp coconut, cane, or muscavado sugar

1/4 tsp of sea salt

3 Tbsp coconut or olive oil

1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or sub agave or honey if not vegan)

optional: 1/4 cup dried blueberries (or other dried fruit)

optional: 1/4 cup roasted unsalted sunflower seer

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 218

Protein: 6.2g

Fat: 18.5g

Carbohydrate: 10.6g


Very Best Granola.

Photo courtesy cookieandkate.com

8 Servings


4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (use certified gluten-free oats for gluten-free granola)

1 ½ cup raw nuts and/or seeds (I used 1 cup pecans and ½ cup pepitas)

1 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt (if you’re using standard table salt, scale back to ¾ teaspoon)

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ cup melted coconut oil or olive oil

½ cup maple syrup or honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

⅔ cup dried fruit, chopped if large (I used dried cherries)

Totally optional additional mix-ins: ½ cup chocolate chips or coconut flakes*

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 313

Protein: 7.6g

Fat: 14.3g

Carbohydrate: 39.8g


Blackberry-Citrus Granola Bowl

Photo courtesy cookinglight.com

4 Servings


2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk or plain, unsweetened almond or soy milk

1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats

1 tablespoon cocoa nibs

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

1 cup Coconut-Buckwheat Granola

1 cup blackberries

1 cup red grapefruit and blood orange segments


Nutrition Facts

Calories: 403

Protein: 14g

Fat: 14.7g

Carbohydrate: 57g


Savory Granola

Photo courtesy myrecipes.com

12 Servings


1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1/2 cup pecan halves

1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnut halves

1/2 cup dry-roasted sunflower seed kernels

2 tablespoons uncooked quinoa

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon fresh thyme

1 teaspoon kosher salt

3/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 large egg white

Cooking spray


Nutrition Facts

Calories: 162

Protein: 4g

Fat: 11.7g

Carbohydrate: 12g


Keep in mind flavor is all based off of preference.

If one or more of the options listed are too high on your macronutrient numbers you can always subtract or add more throughout the day.

Since I was inspiored by one video I figured I would share it with you and the world. Granola in mind, bon appetit!

And that’s it for today. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions. We are here to help make what you need happen! Feel free to reach out if you have any concerns at all.