Honey Almond Flax Healthy Granola

If you want a bite of this Honey Almond Flax Healthy Granola recipe, I’m afraid you are going to have to come pry it away from my clutches. Be careful: my elbows are pointy and their aim is true.

Simple and healthy homemade granola recipe with honey, almond, flax and coconut oil. Easy to make and it has so much texture and flavor!

Homemade healthy granola is one of those recipes that, every time I make it, I question my sanity as to why I haven’t been whipping up a fresh batch every single week. It’s simple, scrumptious, and will have you throwing elbows on your way to the pantry to snag the final few handfuls. Compared to store-bought alternatives, making your own homemade granola is also far less expensive and much better for you too.

Although there are a flurry of homemade granola recipes in the land (some of which have come from my kitchen, by way of gingerbread granola, chocolate almond olive oil granola, and pumpkin granola), I’m going to put up a strong case that this healthy granola recipe is the one you should try.

A simple and healthy homemade granola recipe with coconut oil, flax, and honey. Filled with flavor and texture and so great for you too!

One: It’s a healthy granola recipe that is actually healthy. Too many homemade and store-purchased granolas are loaded with unhealthy oils and gobs of sugar. Not this Honey Almond Flax Homemade Granola. It’s sweetened entirely with honey and needs only two tiny tablespoons of coconut oil for the whole batch, thanks to my stealthy healthy ingredient, egg white. One little egg white can moisten and bind the entire batch, and you cannot taste it in the slightest. The egg white also contributes to my homemade granola selling point number….

Two: It’s crispity-crunchity. Nothing is more loathsome than a soggy homemade granola recipe. This one has a delightful crisp texture and forms nice chunks, thanks to the egg white. It’s the same trick I use to crisp my healthy spicy Chex mix recipe, and it allows us to cut the amount of oil we need to form and toast the homemade granola in half.

This Honey Almond Flax Granola is the BEST healthy granola recipe! Made with whole grains, super food flaxseeds, and honey, it tastes great and is great for you too.

Three: It’s loaded with good for you ingredients. In addition to whole grain oats, I added Bob’s Red Mill Flaxseed Meal, which contains heart-healthy Omega-3s (the same good fats found in avocados, salmon, and olive oil), fiber, and other essential nutrients. For an extra health boost, I’ve started adding a tablespoon of flaxseed meal to everything from my oatmeal to my smoothies, and it’s great sprinkled lightly on salads too.

Ditch storebought granola and make this healthy homemade granola recipe with honey, almond, and flax instead!

Other fun healthy granola recipe additions: wheat germ (the nutritional heart of the wheat berry), unsweetened coconut (which toasts in the oven and gives the granola an extra somethin’ somethin’ to make it particularly addictive), and toasted almonds.

Stop wasting money on store-bought granola and make this homemade healthy granola recipe instead! Made with simple ingredients like oats and honey and so good for you too!

In addition to the lovely duo of the sweet honey and rich almonds, I amped up this healthy granola recipe with with plenty of vanilla extract and a touch of cinnamon. It’s a classic, comforting flavor combination and makes for a granola that’s wonderful with milk, stirred into yogurt, or as I’m continually reaffirming, snitched by furtive handfuls directly from the container.

Tools I used to make this recipe:

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Honey Almond Flax Homemade Granola

Yield: 4 1/2 cups, approx.
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
A simple and delicious healthy granola recipe made with honey, oats, almonds and flax. Easy to make and perfect for breakfast or a snack! This granola is lightly sweet, so if you prefer a sweeter granola, please see the recipe notes below.



  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, coconut, almonds, flaxseed, wheat germ, salt, and cinnamon. Pour in the honey, coconut oil, and vanilla extract and stir to coat. Taste and add additional honey if you prefer a sweeter granola. In a small bowl, briskly whisk the egg white until it is frothy. Stir into the granola mixture, doing your best to evenly incorporate it throughout.
  3. Spread the granola in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove the sheet from the oven and with a large spatula, carefully flip large sections of the granola over, doing your best to keep them intact (this is what forms the granola chunks.) Rotate the pan 180 degrees, return it to the oven, then bake for 15-20 additional minutes, until the granola is golden brown and feels almost dry to the touch (it will continue to crisp as well it cools). Watch it carefully towards the end, as honey tends to quickly brown. Remove from the oven, place the pan on a cooling rack, then let the granola cool completely on the pan. Break granola into chunks of desired size, then carefully mix in the dried fruit. Enjoy with milk, yogurt, or on its own as a snack.

Recipe Notes

A simple and delicious healthy granola recipe made with honey, oats, almonds and flax. Easy to make and perfect for breakfast or a snack! This granola is lightly sweet, so if you prefer a sweeter granola, please see the recipe notes below.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Granola Recipe, Honey Almond Flax Homemade Granola

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About Erin Clarke

I’m fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food taste incredible. Wearer of plaid, travel enthusiast, and firmly convinced that sweets and veggies both deserve a place at the table. MORE ABOUT ERIN…


  1. I’ve been wary of making my own granola, but this post has just about convinced me! Looks delicious :)

  2. I’m LOVING this, Erin! As a certified granola monster (seriously, I have a problem)  give this an A++! I love that you used egg white in place of extra coconut oil. Making this ASAP! 

  3. I’ve been making my own granola for a while now (much more cost-efficient and delicious than store-bought!) and I can’t believe I never started sooner. It really is a pretty easy thing to make and store.
    This recipe looks great – I have a container of flax that I always mean to use, but never quite get to…Problem solved. :)

  4. i recently made a batch of granola on a stovetop..i cant wait to try this variation..also, i didnt know you could make granola crunchy with egg whites. great tips :) 

  5. Love the flaxseed in here! Lots of protein noms- and that egg white for binding is such a healthy trick :)

  6. Ooo egg white! How smart! Trying that next time I make a batch of homemade granola, which, like you, I wonder why I don’t make all the time…

  7. Yes, I would like please and thank you. I’ll fight the elbows

  8. Hah, I’ll make sure to wear some boxing mitts to block those elbows! It’s true, store-bought granola is loaded with sugar, which is why I much prefer making my own. I’ve never added flax in it before though! This granola looks wonderful, Erin! 

  9. I’m always looking for new granola recipes! I love the idea of mixing in figs! Pinning. :)

  10. Would you know what the nutritional information is on this granola mix?

    • Hi Penny! Great question—Regarding nutritional info, this is something that I’ve actually started adding to all of my new recipes, effective late January 2016 (you’ll see it in the recipe box at the bottom). Unfortunately, it’s pretty time consuming, so I’m unable to go back and add it to past recipes. If you’d like the nutritional info for any of my older recipes (or really any other recipe or food), you can actually calculate it yourself for free at myfitnesspal.com (this is how I calculate the new recipes on my blog). I’m sorry I can’t give you the information for this exact recipe, but I hope that My Fitness Pal will be a helpful resource for you.

  11. This was really yummy! I didn’t have almonds so I used pecans instead. Thanks for a great recipe!

  12. DELICIOUS!! I added dried cranberries. So good. Much more cost effective and healthier than store bought and so easy to make!

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed the granola, Madison! Cranberries sound delicious. Thank you for taking the time to leave this nice review!

  13. I had never made granola before and tried your recipe. Holy smokes is it delicious! I only used pumpkin seeds to mix in afterwards and the balance of sweet and salty is perfection. I’m actually whipping up another batch today and just wanted to make sure people knew how fabulous it really is! Cheers!

    • YAY Evelynn, I’m so happy to hear you enjoy this granola! Your addition of pumpkin seeds sounds amazing. Thank you so much for giving it a try and taking the time to report back!

  14. This is the first batch of granola I’ve ever made, and it’s fabulous! Thank you Erin! 

  15. This is so addictive!! I’m going to need to have a batch of this on-hand at all times now.  So good on yogurt, or just by the handful every time I walk into the kitchen :)

  16. This recipe is fantastic!! Thank you for the brilliant idea of using egg whites to hold the clusters together!! Genius!!

    • Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this great review, Jessica! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the granola!

  17. What would you recommend substituting for coconut oil? Should I just add another egg white? Olive oil has such a strong flavor that I’m not sure would taste good in breakfast-y granola :)

    • Hi Sara, I would recommend an oil with a neutral flavor, like canola oil. You could also use very lightly flavored olive oil. I hope you enjoy the granola!

  18. Thank you for the recipe!!! Just made it – my family was gobbling it up – before it totally cooled off!!  Tried a lot of of Granola recipes – this by far was THE BEST!!!!!!❤️

    • Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review, Carol! I’m happy to hear the granola was a hit with the whole family!

  19. Great recipe! Definitely making this again ?

  20. We have tried multiple different recipes, but we keep coming back to this. It is delicious, healthy, and nothing compares to this flavor. We add dates one time, figs another. Chopped fresh apples were added for Thanksgiving, and cranberries will be added this holiday season. Everyone in the house hunts for it when we are out. I’d say that’s the best testimony!

  21. Just made my first batch of this granola and its sooo good!! 
    Do you know how long this granola will last? Also is it a good idea to put it in the fridge (I’ve seen some people do this to keep it crispy)? 

  22. Okay, I’m going to be the one person who screws up the recipe!  It’s my MO.   Mine never did stick together so I could break it up.  Next time should I add a bit more egg white or honey?  

    • Hi Laura, yes you could try either one! Those would be my first two experiments—honey will make it sweeter, of course. I hope you were still able to enjoy!

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