I prefer homemade granola over bought for two simple reasons – I get more of the ingredients I want (read: more nuts/seeds instead of oats with the odd almond piece) and I control the sweetness resulting in a granola that tastes like breakfast, not dessert.

These 3 granola recipes are based on the same no-fail granola recipe, but I’ve switched out the nuts/seeds, spices, and extras to change the flavors up. They all of course have oats in them, as well as buckwheat (which is delicious in granola – it gives it the perfect crunch). Much like I’ve done, you can easily change the nuts/seeds for what you have on hand and the honey can be switched out for maple syrup. I haven’t added any dried fruit, as I usually eat granola together with fresh fruit, but you can add in chopped dried fruit once it cools. Dried cherries would go great with the chocolate, candied ginger with the gingerbread, and raisins or bananas with the peanut granola. They all have the same directions; the only difference is a few ingredients and of course taste.

A No Fail Granola Recipe Made 3 Ways

Granola - 3 Ways

A no fail granola recipe that you can switch up to include ingredients you love and create new flavours!
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Mains
Dietary: Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian


Dark Chocolate Granola

  • ½ cup buckwheat
  • ½ cup oats
  • ? cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoon honey

Zingy Gingerbread Granola

  • ½ cup raw buckwheat
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1/3 cup cashews roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground all spice
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoon honey

Peanut Crunch Granola 

  • ½ cup buckwheat
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1/3 cup roasted peanuts roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoon honey


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper, a silpat mat, or spray with non-stick baking spray. 
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix to combine. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients together. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. 
  • Spread onto the prepared baking tray in an even layer and bake for 15 minutes, turning the tray around halfway through. 
  • Allow to cool before breaking into pieces and storing in an airtight container. 

chocolate granola

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