Superfood Honey Orange Granola

February 28, 2024
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

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There's a lot to love about our Superfood Honey Orange Granola! Easy to make, healthy + totally delicious. Enjoy these crunchy, sweet clusters for easy breakfast or snack!

Superfood Honey Orange Granola

Dive into the deliciousness of our Superfood Honey Orange Granola recipe! Packed with sweet raw honey, hearty oats, warming spices, fresh orange juice, almonds, cranberries + chia seeds! It's perfect as a cereal in the morning, a snack in between, or to sprinkle on anything for that extra orange flavor kick. Enjoy its crunchy golden clusters anytime, anywhere! Completely Gluten-free + Dairy-free. Vegan Option.

Up close shot of granola.

Have y'all ever been hit with that incredible smell of homemade granola baking? It's seriously the best smell ever. I've been all about my Superfood Honey Orange Granola-- My family and I can't get enough of it--- It literally vanishes within hours, Haha! Since the last granola recipe Vegan Caramelized Peach Cinnamon Granola, was posted years back on Orchids + Sweet Tea, I've been itching to share this new recipe with you all.

It's the ultimate breakfast go-to! Have it with your favorite milk (I'm all about almond or oat milk), mix it with yogurt and fruit, or sprinkle it on pancakes or overnight oats. These golden clusters are healthy + seriously delicious. Plus, they're perfect for snacking straight from the jar which I am definitely guilty of! Haha

The beauty of this granola recipe lies in its versatility--- You can mix and match ingredients, and there's a vegan option + it's gluten-free so it works for everyone. The orange zest adds such a refreshing citrusy touch, ideal for light spring + summer snacking or quick breakfasts on the go. It even pairs well with a charcuterie-style brunch spread!

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Why You Will Fall In LOVE This Superfood Honey Orange Granola

  • Bursting with golden clusters of wholesome goodness.
  • Packed with nutritious superfoods like raw honey, oats + chia seeds.
  • Delightfully crunchy + satisfyingly sweet.
  • Perfect for breakfast, snacking, or topping your favorite treats.
  • Easy to make + even easier to enjoy.
  • Not to mention it fills your kitchen with a heavenly smell!
Oats in a bowl being held.

How To Make Superfood Honey Orange Granola

Get started by preheating your oven and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. Now, in a big ol' bowl, mix together all your ingredients. Give it a good stir--- Next up, spread that delightful mixture onto your prepared baking sheet pop it into the oven and bake. Check out the tips below on how to achieve the best golden clusters.



  • Organic rolled oats. You can use certified GF oats if needed-- My favorite is from Bob's Red Mill.
  • Almond slices. You can sub with pecans also
  • Organic raw honey. Raw honey has better flavor, texture and is better for you (very high in antioxidants) than processed honey. I love the brand Nate's.
  • Organic navel orange. Freshly-squeezed.
  • Extra virgin olive oil. This is what helps to crisp up the granola.
  • Vanilla extract. This adds a nice vanilla flavor. Always use pure vanilla and not the imitation flavor for the best results!
  • Ground cinnamon + allspice. Nice warming spices.
  • Sea salt. This helps all the other flavors pop.
  • Dried cranberries. Adds a chewy texture and a tart sweetness to the granola.
  • Pumpkin seeds. Offers crunch and nutritional benefits like protein and healthy fats.
  • Chia seeds. Adds crunch + texture to the granola while providing a boost of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein!


Here, I’ve curated a list of baking + cooking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite dishes, especially with this Superfood Honey Orange Granola. Everything from my fave sheet pan, wooden spoons, parchment paper, and more. SEE THEM HERE!

All ingredients together in a bowl with a spoon.

#1 Tip For The PERFECT Golden Granola Clusters

Okay, Drumroll...The key to perfect clustery granola is to...

Avoid stirring or tossing at all costs!! No matter how tempting, hands off! In order to create clusters/chunks, you should bake it without touching them!! Remove from oven and let cool for 20-30 minutes. Once cooled, gently break the granola apart into medium/large clusters and chunks. (Yup, it's as simple as not touching it!)

Ingredients mixed together in a bowl.

Best Ways To Enjoy Superfood Honey Orange Granola

Although it is delicious on its own, it is even better when drenched with Creamy Homemade Oat Milk or homemade Coconut milk (or your own non-dairy fave!) OR eat on top of yogurt, muffins, overnight oats, pancakes, or even ice cream! These honey granola clusters are also a lunchbox favorite for the little ones!

My favorite recipes to enjoy superfood granola with:

Ingredients scooped onto a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Is This Superfood Honey Orange Granola Healthy?

Yes, the Superfood Honey Orange Granola is indeed healthy! Packed with nutritious ingredients like chia seeds, raw honey, oats, + cranberries, it offers a wholesome blend of fiber, antioxidants, and essential nutrients. Here is a little more info about the benefits:

Fiber-rich oats --- Oats are a fantastic source of soluble fiber, which can help lower cholesterol levels and promote heart health. Additionally, the fiber content aids in digestion and helps keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer periods.

Chia seeds --- Chia seeds are tiny nutritional powerhouses packed with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants, and fiber. They can help support heart health, stabilize blood sugar levels, and contribute to healthy digestion due to their high fiber content.

Raw honey --- Raw honey is not only a natural sweetener but also contains antioxidants and enzymes that have various health benefits. It can help soothe sore throats, boost immune function, and act as a natural energy source. Raw honey also possesses antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

Cranberries --- Cranberries are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, particularly vitamin C and flavonoids.

All ingredients on a baking sheet with parchment.

Is Superfood Honey Orange Granola Healthier Than Store-bought Granolas?

Superfood Honey Orange Granola is healthier than many store-bought granolas because it uses wholesome ingredients like rolled oats, chia seeds, raw honey and nuts. It's free from artificial additives, excessive sugars, and unhealthy fats commonly found in commercial granola products!

How To Make This Granola Vegan?

To make this granola vegan it is as simple as swapping out the honey. You can replace the raw honey with maple syrup or agave nectar.

Baked granola on a baking sheet with parchment.

Granola Ingredient Add-In Ideas

Once you've savored the deliciousness of homemade granola, you might just find yourself making it on repeat! If you're up for some fun experimentation, here are a few healthy ingredients you can toss in to spice things up:

  • Shredded coconut for a tropical twist.
  • Experiment with chopped dried fruits like apricots, figs, or dates for natural sweetness.
  • A scoop of protein powder for an extra boost of protein.
  • Hemp seeds or flaxseeds for added omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Dried blueberries or goji berries for antioxidant power.
  • Almond butter or peanut butter to create bigger clusters and enhance the nutty flavor!
Granola in a clear trifle bowl with oranges.

How To Best Store Superfood Granola

Want to know the best part about this Superfood Honey Orange Granola recipe? This delicious stuff actually lasts for a while, so it's worth the little bit of extra time and effort you put in. Of course, it depends on how much you eat per serving... And this stuff never lasts long in my kitchen. Once I start snacking, I can't stop myself!

This batch filled 2 medium mason jars, which allowed me to indulge in it a few times before it was all gone! So, if you want to make this ahead of time as meal prep, simply double the ingredient measurements to make a lot more, which ends up lasting longer. Win, WIN! 

Up close shot of granola in a clear trifle bowl.

Superfood Honey Orange Granola Q + A's

How can I tell when the Superfood Honey Orange Granola is done baking?

The granola is done baking when it turns golden brown and becomes fragrant. Keep an eye on it towards the end of the baking time to prevent it from over-browning. It will continue to crisp up as it cools, so it's okay if it feels slightly soft when you take it out of the oven.

Is this granola recipe gluten-free?

Yes! Just be sure to use certified GF oats.

Should I use sweetened or unsweetened dried cranberries in the recipe?

It's best to use unsweetened dried cranberries to control the amount of added sugar in the recipe. However, if you prefer a sweeter taste, you can use sweetened dried cranberries, but be mindful of the overall sugar content in the granola.

How thick should I spread the granola mixture on the baking sheet?

Spread the granola mixture evenly on the baking sheet in a single layer. This allows for even baking and ensures that the granola achieves a consistent texture throughout.

How long should I allow the granola to cool before storing it?

Allow the granola to cool completely on the baking sheet before transferring it to an airtight container or glass jar for storage. This helps preserve its crispiness and prevents condensation from forming inside the container.

Granola in a trifle bowl with green napkin and oranges.
Up close shot of granola.

Superfood Honey Orange Granola

February 28, 2024
5 from 1 vote
Dive into the deliciousness of our Superfood Honey Orange Granola recipe! Packed with sweet raw honey, hearty oats, warming spices, fresh orange juice, almonds, cranberries + chia seeds! It's perfect as a cereal in the morning, a snack in between, or to sprinkle on anything for that extra orange flavor kick. Enjoy its crunchy golden clusters anytime, anywhere! Completely Gluten-free + Dairy-free. Vegan Option.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 6 servings



  • 4 cups organic rolled oats (You can use certified GF oats if needed)
  • 1 ½ cups almond slices (You can sub with pecans also)
  • 1 cup organic raw honey
  • 1 organic navel orange, freshly-squeezed
  • cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 Tbsps chia seeds



  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add the rolled oats, almonds, honey, orange juice, olive oil, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, salt, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and chia seeds, mixing everything together with a spatula or wooden spoon until combined.


  • Once done, spread mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, until everything has turned golden brown. NOTE: Please avoid stirring or tossing! In order to create clusters/chunks, you should bake it without touching!
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 20-30 minutes. Once cooled, gently break granola apart into medium/large clusters and chunks.
  • To serve, add to a bowl of your fave milk or plant-based milk OR eat as a snack or atop yogurt, muffins, breakfast toast, pancakes, ice cream, etc.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Leftover granola can be stored in airtight mason jars and/or containers and/or zip loc bags. Keep at room temperature for up to 5 days.


Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 394mg | Potassium: 645mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 5mg


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