A pan of granola and a jar of Good Morning Honey cinnamon honey.

Do you enjoy making your own granola? There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of pouring a mix of sweetened oats, nuts, and dried fruit that you made yourself over a bowl of yogurt in the morning. Usually, people make their own granola because they want a healthier option. This is why we came up with this recipe for Cinnamon Honey Granola: replacing the processed sugar in your granola with beautiful raw honey will make it sweeter yet healthier too! Even if you are already using honey, using our high-quality raw honey will make your favourite recipe that much better. Our Alberta-made honey is pure, unpasteurized, and unfiltered, so you can be sure to get all these benefits when you eat it. You can feel good about baking it into anything you feed your family as an extra little nutritional boost!  

For granola, we recommend our cinnamon honey, just because it adds such a nice flavour! If cinnamon isn’t your thing, either our liquid honey or our creamed clover honey would do the trick too. The liquid honey is easy to measure out and has a beautiful golden colour. On the other hand, our creamed clover honey is light in colour, tastes divine, and is considered Alberta’s premium honey! It has a smooth and creamy texture (think peanut butter) and dissolves easily in any baking. The choice is yours! 

Granola made with Good Morning Honey cinnamon honey in a bowl.

Tips for Baking with Honey

Before we get started, just a little reminder that baking with honey is a bit different than baking with processed sugar, and not just because of the health benefits! As we already mentioned, honey is actually sweeter than sugar, so you need less of it. You also need to remember to reduce your oven temperature by about 25 degrees F, since honey browns much faster than sugar does. And once you pass the one-cup of honey threshold, you need to make other adjustments too. To accommodate that amount of honey in your baking you need to decrease the liquid in your recipe by ¼ cup and add a teaspoon of baking soda. 

 If that sounds a bit daunting, not to worry! We have tailored this particular granola recipe to perfectly accommodate the honey factor, so you can just follow it as written. If you would like to try replacing the sugar with honey in other baking recipes, just remember three things: 

  • Use about 25% less honey than you would sugar for the same results (see our handy conversion chart!)  
  • Reduce suggested oven temperature by 25 degrees F
  • 1 cup honey = ¼ less liquid plus 1 tsp baking soda 

Now, let’s get to the recipe! 

Ingredients: 

Instructions: 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  • In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients with a wooden spoon 
  • Add the coconut oil, cinnamon honey, and vanilla 
  • Mix with the same wooden spoon until all the dry ingredients are well-coated
  • Spread the mixture evenly onto the parchment-lined baking sheet 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway 
  • You know it’s done when the oats start to turn slightly golden 

Doesn’t this Cinnamon Honey Granola sound amazing? Such a quick and easy recipe for a delicious, healthy breakfast food with just the right amount of sweetness to keep it interesting. Tag us @albertahoneybee with your finished granola creations, we would love to see them! 

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A jar of Good Morning Honey cinnamon honey in a pan of granola.