Move over basic granola, walnut granola is taking over the breakfast scene. With the perfect amount of crunch, this granola is spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg for a warm comforting taste.
Your breakfast yogurt is never going to be the same! Make your morning parfait with your favorite berries for a light and fresh breakfast or mid morning snack!
I absolutely love a good yogurt parfait. And for me, what makes that parfait extra special is a good breakfast granola. Without the granola it’s really just yogurt and fruit, right?
One of the great things about making granola yourself is that you can be in control of the amount of added sugar!
Some packaged granola can have a surprising high sugar content! While this recipe isn’t sugar free, what I like about it is you’re in control of how much sugar when you make your own granola.
This recipe uses 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of white sugar and this yields about 2 and 1/2 cups of cooked granola. Too sweet for you? Scale down the sugars for your taste! Want it a bit sweeter? Add a little more white sugar, or add a drizzle of honey on your assembled parfait.
Ingredients for walnut granola
What I love about this is that I usually have these ingredients on hand, and only need to pickup the chopped walnuts! And, you can easily whip this up on a weekend morning since it only needs 15 minutes to bake.
No complex baking techniques. Just mix, bake, crumble!
- Chopped Walnuts
- Quick Oats
- Dark Brown Sugar
- White Sugar
- All purpose flour
- Vanilla Extract
Do you have most of these ingredients in your fridge and pantry?
How to make the granola
If you’ve never made granola before, you might be surprised how easy it is!
1. Get your oven ready. Preheat to 350 degrees.
2. Mix. In a large bowl, combine the quick oats, flour, walnuts, both sugars, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add in the melted butter and stir until all the dry ingredients are wet. Lastly, add in the vanilla and stir.
3. Bake. Pour the crumble onto a baking sheet. Press down to form a large crumble. It’s ok that this will be a mix of larger chunks and then portions that are small pieces. Once it bakes you can break up the larger pieces into more of a crumble or keep larger clusters. Bake for 15 minutes.
- I’ve only made this granola using walnuts, but if you wanted to try it with crushed pecans I think that would be good too! I’d just recommend to use a small not, if it’s too large it could prevent large granola clusters from forming.
- I made this to be a less sweet granola. I feel like the yogurts and berries will add any extra taste of sweet. But, if you’re looking for a sweeter bite, you can add additional white sugar or drizzle the granola with honey before eating it.
- Store the granola in an air tight container or sealed food storage bag for up to a week.
This is one of my favorite weekend breakfast treats, and I have a few others you might like too!
Do you like scones? I’ve got several that are easy to whip up! Soft scones that are so easy to make, and will make a weekend breakfast extra special!
Copycat Panera Orange Scones
Lemon Blueberry Scones
Raspberry and White Chocolate Scones
Got extra quick oats you’re not sure what to do with? These Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies are so chewy! Or these Pumpkin Muffins have a streusel topping made with quick oats.
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This walnut granola is the perfect topping to your breakfast yogurt! Spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, this warm granola will brighten up your morning!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2 and 1/2 cups
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: walnut granola
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