Your morning yogurt is about to change forever.
Move over typical granola, spiced walnut granola is taking over the breakfast scene. The perfect amount of crunch, this granola is spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg for a warm comforting taste.
Add this to your favorite yogurt and top with 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?
The granola is what makes the parfait and parfait, and not just boring yogurt with some fruit. But there’s something that holds me back from buying granola in the store, and no it’s not just because I’m a food blogger and want to make it myself.
It’s the sugar content!
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. When you buy it already made in the bag, you’ve got no control as to how much sugar is packed into the serving.
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!
What you need 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?
The game changer of this recipe compared to other granola recipes is truly in the cinnamon and nutmeg.
That warm spice it adds is really something special. And the sugar content is low! In the whole batch of granola, and it makes a lot, there’s only 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of the white sugar. Just enough to add a hint of sweetness but not taking over the flavor.
This is one of my favorite weekend breakfast foods, and I have a few others you might like too!
Got extra quick oats you’re not sure what to do with? These Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies are so chewy!
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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