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Air Fryer Granola

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This delicious homemade granola recipe is a breeze to make, thanks to our trusty air fryer! Ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes, it’s a great pantry staple that’s perfect for easy breakfasts, dessert toppings and yummy snacking!

Three glass jars of air fryer granola.

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I’ve been making homemade granola for years, and let me tell you, it’s been a total game changer since I started cooking it in my air fryer!

Made with oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and maple syrup, this sweet granola recipe is perfect for grab-and-go breakfasts and is a great snack to have on hand. It’s also perfect for topping desserts like parfaits.

Choose from 3 different flavor combinations; plain, white chocolate and cranberry, or, walnuts and raisins. There’s one to suit everyone’s tastes!

Be sure to try my Breakfast Granola and Banana Oatmeal Pancakes too!

How to make air fryer granola

  • Gather your ingredients.
Ingredients to make air fryer granola.
  • Remove the air fryer basket and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, kosher salt, in a large bowl and stir to combine.
The dry granola ingredients in a bowl with a spoon.
  • Add oil and maple syrup and continue to stir until all the oats are covered in oil.
The oats mixed with the wet ingredients.
  • Place mixture in lined air fryer basket and spread it evenly over the liner in the basket. Place in the air fryer basket and cook on 300F for 15 minutes, stirring mixture about every 5 minutes.
Granola placed in the air fryer basket.
The cooked granola in an air fryer basket.
  • Once the 15 minutes are done, remove granola from the air fryer basket and spread out on a large baking sheet in a single layer. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy.
Granola spread out on a baking sheet to cool.

For additions

  • Your granola can have optional mix ins. Add the mix ins per these instructions:
  • Walnuts and Raisins: When there is 5 minutes left on the granola, add the walnuts. Once granola has finished and cooled on the baking sheet, stir in the raisins.
Raisins added to the cooked granola.
  • White Chocolate Chip and Cranberry: Once the granola has cooled on the baking sheet, add the chocolate chips and cranberries.
White chocolate and cranberries mixed into the cooked granola.

Other Cooking Methods

If you don’t have an air fryer, don’t fret, you can still make this delicious granola recipe in your oven, it will take a little while longer, but it will still be delicious!

Mix everything together as per the recipe, then spread out on a baking sheet and bake in a pre-heated oven at 350F for around 25 minutes, stirring halfway through, till browned and crispy, then let cool.

How long does it keep?

Granola has a great shelf life! Once cooled, store it in an airtight container at room temperature. It will keep well for up to 6 months, though it never lasts that long in our house! If you want to store it longer than 6 months, you can also freeze it, be sure to press it down firmly in the containers so that there aren’t any air pockets.

Why make your own granola?

Homemade granola is so much more budget-friendly, as well as healthier than store-bought, plus it’s so easy to make in your air fryer! It’s a great source of fiber and protein, and when eaten for breakfast, it will give you the energy you need to face the day. I love how you can easily add other ingredients like dried fruits, nuts and chocolate, be sure to let me know your favorite combinations!

Close up of white chocolate and cranberry granola.

Recipe Notes and tips

  • Make sure that you line your air fryer basket with parchment paper so that the oats don’t fall through.
  • Preheat your air fryer before adding the granola, this will ensure it cooks through evenly.
  • Stir the granola every five minutes during cooking, so that it crisps up evenly.
  • Different air fryer models can run slightly differently, so adjust the cooking time accordingly.

More Air Fryer Recipes

Watch this video tutorial and see how I make this air fryer granola from start to finish.

Three glass jars of air fryer granola.
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Air Fryer Granola

This delicious homemade granola recipe is a breeze to make, thanks to our trusty air fryer! Ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes, it's a great pantry staple that's perfect for easy breakfasts, dessert toppings and yummy snacking!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried granola, how to make granola in an air fryer, quick homemade granola
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 155kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ Tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 Tablespoon oil avocado, coconut, or any neutral tasting oil
  • 2 Tablespoon maple syrup

Additional Opt-Ins

  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Remove the air fryer basket and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, kosher salt, in a large bowl and stir to combine. Add oil and maple syrup and continue to stir until all the oats are covered in oil.
  • Place mixture in lined air fryer basket and spread it evenly over the liner in the basket. Place in the air fryer basket and cook on 300F for 15 minutes, stirring mixture about every 5 minutes.
  • Once the 15 minutes are done, remove granola from the air fryer basket and spread out on a large baking sheet in a single layer. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy.

For additions:

  • Your granola can have optional mix ins. Add the mix ins per these instructions:
  • Walnuts and Raisins: When there is 5 minutes left on the granola, add the walnuts. Once granola has finished and cooled on the baking sheet, stir in the raisins.
  • White Chocolate Chip and Cranberry: Once the granola has cooled on the baking sheet, add the chocolate chips and cranberries.

Video

Notes

  • Granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to 6 months but ours is always gone within a week.
  • Make sure that you line your air fryer basket with parchment paper so that the oats don’t fall through.
  • Preheat your air fryer before adding the granola, this will ensure it cooks through evenly.
  • Stir the granola every five minutes during cooking, so that it crisps up evenly.
  • Different air fryer models can run slightly differently, so adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • Nutritional values don’t include the add-ins.

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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Recipe Rating




Lois

Sunday 26th of September 2021

Love this!!!! It is my go to for my morning yogurt!!!!

Tanya

Monday 27th of September 2021

Thanks Lois! So glad you liked the recipe :)

Terry Zimmerman

Tuesday 24th of August 2021

What kind of oats do you use in your granola? I see old fashioned, quick cooking, and steel cut.

Tanya

Tuesday 24th of August 2021

I use Old-fashioned oats.