After weeks of cooking and feasting and cleaning up the wreckage, post-holiday inventory control has been a big issue at House Morell this week.  At various inopportune moments over the past few days, we’ve run out milk, garbage bags, onions, dish soap, parmesan cheese and olive oil.  I should note, I’ve been to the market nearly every other day.  I can walk there.  On Sunday, I walked there twice.

(And really, who runs out of olive oil!?)

Yet in other corners of the kitchen, supplies are overflowing.  So, in an effort to take stock of the provisions around here and regain control of the inventory, I wandered into the panty, clipboard in hand. I unearthed (among other excesses) three jars of honey and three full bags of roasted hazelnuts.  I have no idea why I felt a need to hoard hazelnuts, but the inner squirrel in me immediately thought: “Well that’s convenient.  I could make a lovely granola with all these hazelnuts.”  (Never mind the shopping list I’m meant to be working on.)

So I did.  I rarely find granola in stores that is nearly as good as what I can make at home, and I am forever tinkering with various flavor combos.  Honey and hazelnuts are a dreamy pair, it turns out.  And golden raisins give the granola a nice pop of sweetness.

So, as frigid January sets in, might I suggest you whip up a quick, hearty batch of this granola?

As for me, I’m off to the store again.  Though I unearthed five half-consumed containers of Ovaltine in the pantry, it seems we’re out of coffee.  And that’s a truly a problem. (Admittedly a first world problem.)  Perhaps I’ll regain control of the inventory next week…


Honey Hazelnut Granola
Serves: 9 cups
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1½ cups hazelnuts
  • 1½ cups dry toasted sliced almonds
  • 1½ cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup pepitas
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cups golden raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, hazelnuts, almonds, pepitas, and coconut.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt the butter, then add olive oil, honey, and brown sugar. Whisk to combine, until the brown sugar is dissolved.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture over the oat and nut combination, making sure all of the nuts are evenly coated. Sprinkle the mixture with sea salt, and continue to stir.
  5. Spread mixture on a rimmed baking sheet in an even layer and bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown and well toasted.
  6. Transfer granola to a large bowl and add the golden raisins, tossing to combine.


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16 Responses to "Honey Hazelnut Granola"
  1. I’ve been so into granola lately!! This looks delicious!! xo

  2. Jenny says:

    This granola recipe looks great! We’re about to run out of store-bought granola, so I have a good excuse to make some. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Happy New Year, MB. This looks so good and I believe I have all the ingredients required to make it. I’ve been making my own yogurt weekly and love it mixed with granola for breakfast. xo

    • mb says:

      Happy New Year to you, Domenica! I’m so impressed you’re making your own yogurt … I’ll have to try it!

      • Check out the book Yogurt Culture, by my friend Cheryl Sternman Rule. It’s a beautiful cookbook devoted to the subject of yogurt around the world. I use her recipe. Cheryl is a gifted food writer and wonderful cook. This is her second cookbook. She recently started a website called Team Yogurt (http://www.teamyogurt.com/) and has a personal blog called 5 Second Rule. P.S. Your granola is baking in the oven right now.

  4. I love being able to walk to the grocery store! (Although it’s not so fun when I’m in the middle of a recipe and I forget an ingredient, haha)

    This looks delicious!

  5. Susan says:

    I just bought some Greek yogurt and was wanting to make some homemade granola! Perfect timing, and it looks and sounds delicious. I can hardly wait to warm up the oven. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Arielle says:

    I have never been able to master homemade granola, and I don’t trust store bought (since I’m pretty sure it’s ALL sugar). I’ll have to give this recipe a shot. Gorgeous photos, as always!

    • mb says:

      I promise Arielle, granola is super easy to make… please give it a try! Hope you enjoy 🙂

  7. I run out of olive oil! Haha. I love the golden raisins. Looks delicious!

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