Our irresistible Baklava Granola recipe is the perfect balance of crispy, crunchy goodness and just the right amount of sweetness. It’s the ultimate homemade granola.

Keep a stash of this granola handy for a quick substitute for cereal, a delightful yogurt topper, or simply enjoy it straight out of the jar. Trust us, you won’t be able to resist! 

overhead image of a jar of baklava granola with berries and granola surrounding it

Stop buying granola when you can just make it at home! In all seriousness, we used to buy boxed, store-bought granola pretty much every week. However, it’s pretty pricey, and all those grocery trips start to add up! So, when we realized we could make our own granola recipe at home, we ran to the kitchen to try it out. Luckily, we couldn’t have been more pleased with the results. 

Embodying the scrumptious flavor of our favorite dessert, our baklava granola recipe is loaded with a sweet, warm flavor and it’s so easy to whip up. Even better, it’s budget-friendly, made with simple ingredients, and contains no strange additives or preservatives. Plus, it’s totally kid-friendly and perfect for meal prep!

Our new favorite DIY, this recipe for granola is guaranteed to satisfy all your cravings while providing the perfect amount of crunch. 

What Is Baklava? 

A classic Middle Eastern dessert, baklava is a type of layered pastry made with filo (also known as phyllo) dough, chopped nuts, and syrup or honey. 

Is This Baklava Granola Recipe Healthy?

This baklava granola recipe is an excellent source of complex carbs, healthy fats, and fiber thanks to the use of old-fashioned rolled oats and nuts! As a result, it is fairly healthy and loaded with nutrients to keep you full. If you want, you could even omit the extra sugar or use a low-calorie alternative like monk fruit sweetener to minimize the added sugar and reduce the calorie count. 

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Ingredients You’ll Need

Inspired by the classic salty-sweet flavors of baklava, our granola recipe keeps things super simple. Here’s what you need:

  • Oats – Old-fashioned rolled oats work best to create a crisp texture. If needed, make sure to opt for a brand that is certified as being gluten-free. 
  • Nuts – We used a mixture of walnuts, shelled pistachios, and almonds to create the best crunch! 
  • Spices – Warm cinnamon and nutmeg balance out the sweetness of the sugar and honey. 
  • Ghee – A clarified form of butter, ghee has a rich, decadent flavor that coats the ingredients for an ultra-indulgent taste. If needed, feel free to swap it out for melted coconut oil instead. 
  • Honey – Used to sweeten the granola and bind the ingredients. 
  • Brown Sugar – For an extra delicious taste. 
  • Vanilla Extract – If you can, we highly recommend splurging for 100% vanilla extract instead of the imitation stuff. It truly makes a world of difference in the taste! 
  • Salt – To enhance the rest of the ingredients. 

Flavor Variations

Let your creativity run wild and customize this granola however you like! Experiment with different spices and mix-ins. Some of our favorites include: 

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Unsweetened Shredded Coconut Flakes
  • Dried Fruit
  • Seeds
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How to Make This Easy Granola Recipe

Follow the steps below to create your own granola recipe with ease, and leave your home smelling like you spent all day baking! 

  1. Prepare: To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a sheet pan with parchment paper
  2. Whisk: Add the ghee, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla to a small bowl. 
  3. Combine the dry ingredients: In a second large bowl, add the remaining dry ingredients, and stir to combine. Then, slowly pour the bowl of wet ingredients on top of the dry, and toss to combine. 
  4. Bake: Arrange the granola mixture in an even layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 20-22 minutes, stirring halfway through until it is crisp and just beginning to turn golden brown. 
  5. Store: Cool completely before breaking apart. Store in an airtight container.


Slightly Crowd the Pan. You’ll want the ingredients to be touching on the baking sheet but not overlapping. This will allow you to create granola clusters while ensuring all of the ingredients bake evenly. 

Press the Granola Down. If you like thick clusters, use the back of a spatula to pat the granola down on the baking sheet before adding it to the oven, and pat it down once again after you stir before adding it back to the oven. 

Don’t Overbake! Granola is tricky because it doesn’t always look completely done. Trust us, though. You’ll want to pull it out of the oven as soon as it shows the first sign of browning because it will continue to bake as it cools. 

Let It Cool. We know it’s super hard to wait, but you definitely want to let your granola cool completely. This ensures that it comes out crisp and the clusters hold together. 

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How to Store

We’ve been known to eat this granola recipe right off the baking sheet. However, when it’s stored in an airtight container it will stay fresh at room temperature for up to 1 month! So, go ahead and make a double batch. You’re going to want it. 

a jar of easy baklava granola recipe

Serving Suggestions

There are endless ways to enjoy this easy granola recipe! However, some of our favorite ways to serve it are:

  • In a bowl with milk and fresh fruit
  • On top of yogurt for a parfait
  • Tossed on top of salads for a sweet and salty crunch
  • As a topping for oatmeal or chia pudding

*It also makes for a great holiday gift when placed in a jar and wrapped with a bow! 

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  • The best no-bake energy bars, these homemade Monster Cookie Bars are soft, chewy, and full of chocolatey flavor.
  • Low-sugar, high-protein, and gluten-free, these Frozen Yogurt Fruit Cups are a healthy, kid-friendly snack you can make in minutes! 
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Easy Baklava Granola Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 22 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
This easy baklava granola recipe is crisp, crunchy, and perfectly sweet for a budget-friendly homemade easy granola that satisfies all your snacking needs.


  • cup ghee
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/3 cup raw shelled pistachios
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set it aside.
  • In a small bowl, add the ghee, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
    ⅓ cup ghee, ¼ cup honey, ¼ cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • In a second large bowl, add the dry ingredients (oats, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt), and toss to combine.
    3 cups old fashioned rolled oats, 1 cup raw walnuts, 1/3 cup raw shelled pistachios, 1/3 cup slivered almonds, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Slowly pour the wet ingredients on top of the dry, and stir until everything is well coated.
  • Arrange the granola in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden, stirring halfway through.
  • Cool completely before breaking apart. Store in an air tight container.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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    1. Thank you! We recommend using coconut oil instead, but regular butter will also work.

      Alia & Radwa

  1. 5 stars
    O.M.G Just made this granola, it’s delicious!! Can’t wait to put some in my yoghurt tomorrow morning. Not too sweet and perfect crunch. My new fave!!!

  2. I’m up in Colorado making this, and the oats still look the same as when I started. I left them a few more minutes since it takes longer in high altitudes, but it doesn’t look like they did when I made them in Miami? Help!

    1. Oh No! Yes, with the high altitude it will just take longer, keep an eye on it and make sure to stir a few times in between! Let us know how it turned out!