Healthy homemade granola recipe with cinnamon and orange

Cinnamon Orange Granola

Crunchy, sweet and bursting with flavors, this Cinnamon Orange Granola tastes amazing and makes a great breakfast. It's healthy, nutritious and made without refined sugars.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, International
Keyword cinnamon granola recipe, homemade granola, simple granola recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 223 kcal
Author Natalie


  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried dates
  • 2 teaspoons Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • zest from 2 oranges


  1. Preheat the oven to 325Line big baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Zest two oranges with zester. Chop the walnuts and dried dates. Melt the coconut oil.
  3. Prepare and measure all other ingredients using measuring cups.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups oats, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1/4 cup sunflower seeds and 1/4 cup chopped dried dates. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 2 teaspoons Ceylon cinnamon. Mix everything with spatula.
  5. In a small bowl, add 1/3 cup maple syrup, 1/4 cup melted and cooled coconut oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add grated zest from 2 oranges. Mix together using the whisk.
  6. Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients. Mix with spatula until all of the dry ingredients are coated in the wet mixture.
  7. Spread granola onto the prepared baking sheet and flatten into one layer.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes and then stir granola to make sure everything bakes evenly. When stirring, don’t get too crazy because you don’t want to break up all of the clumps.
  9. Continue baking for another 10 minutes until everything is a nice golden color. Watch out not to over-bake and burn the granola. The granola will still be slightly sticky when you take it out and will crisp up after it cools.

  10. Cool down completely before serving and storing.

Recipe Notes

STORING: Store in an airtight container for up to two months.

For VEGAN: Use maple syrup or dates instead of honey.
For GLUTEN-FREE: Use certified gluten-free oats.

As a measure, I used US cup (240ml).

Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but I have endeavored to be as accurate as possible.

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Orange Granola
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 169mg5%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.