White Chocolate Macadamia Granola

This granola recipe combines the crunch of oats and nuts with the creamy sweetness of white chocolate and the rich flavor of macadamia nuts.

It’s like having a favorite cookie in a healthier, breakfast-friendly form.

Making granola at home might seem daunting, but it’s actually quite simple. The prep time is minimal – about 10 minutes – and then it’s just a matter of letting it bake in the oven, stirring occasionally.

This granola is perfect for busy mornings when you need a quick breakfast. It’s also great as a topping for yogurt or ice cream, or just as a snack on its own.

I make a big batch on the weekend to enjoy throughout the week.

The combination of white chocolate and macadamia nuts gives this granola a tropical, indulgent feel.

Why You’ll Love this White Chocolate Macadamia Granola

You’ll fall for this granola because of its perfect balance of flavors and textures. The sweetness of the white chocolate pairs beautifully with the buttery macadamia nuts, while the oats provide a satisfying crunch.

This recipe is incredibly versatile. You can eat it with milk for breakfast, sprinkle it over yogurt for a snack, or even use it as a topping for desserts. It’s a multi-purpose treat that you’ll find yourself reaching for throughout the day.

Health-conscious eaters will appreciate that this granola is made with whole ingredients. While it’s a bit more indulgent than some granolas, it still provides fiber, healthy fats, and energy-boosting carbs.

Tips

Don’t overbake the granola. It might not seem fully crisp when you take it out of the oven, but it will continue to crisp up as it cools.

Let the granola cool completely before adding the white chocolate chips. If you add them while the granola is still warm, they’ll melt and clump everything together.

Store the granola in an airtight container to keep it fresh and crunchy. It should last for about two weeks at room temperature.

The Ingredients

Rolled Oats

Rolled oats form the base of this granola. They provide a hearty texture and are packed with fiber. Choose old-fashioned rolled oats rather than quick oats for the best texture.

Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts add a rich, buttery flavor and a satisfying crunch. They’re also a good source of healthy fats.

White Chocolate Chips

White chocolate chips bring sweetness and creaminess to the granola. They melt slightly when added to the warm granola, creating delicious little clusters.

Honey

Honey acts as a natural sweetener and helps bind the granola together. It also adds a subtle floral flavor.

How to Make White Chocolate Macadamia Granola

1.Prepare the Oven and Pan

Preheat your oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.Mix the Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl, combine oats, chopped macadamia nuts, and any other dry ingredients you’re using.

3.Add the Wet Ingredients

Pour in the melted coconut oil and honey. Stir until everything is well coated.

4.Bake the Granola

Spread the mixture evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

5.Add the White Chocolate

Let the granola cool completely, then stir in the white chocolate chips.

What to Serve With White Chocolate Macadamia Granola

  • Greek yogurt
  • Fresh berries
  • Milk (dairy or plant-based)
  • Sliced bananas

Substitutions

You can use maple syrup instead of honey for a vegan version.

Try different nuts like almonds or cashews if you don’t have macadamia nuts.

For a less sweet version, reduce the amount of white chocolate or use dark chocolate instead.

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Wooden spoon or spatula

FAQs

Can I make this granola nut-free?

Yes, you can omit the macadamia nuts or replace them with seeds like pumpkin or sunflower seeds.

How long does this granola last?

Stored in an airtight container at room temperature, it should last about two weeks.

Can I freeze this granola?

Yes, you can freeze it for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

White Chocolate Macadamia Granola

Print Recipe
Course Breakfast
Keyword cherry, chocolate, granola, macadamia
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix oats, macadamia nuts, and salt.
  • Add melted coconut oil, honey, and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
  • Spread mixture evenly on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Let cool completely, then stir in white chocolate chips.

Notes

For extra clumpy granola, press the mixture down firmly on the baking sheet before baking and avoid stirring until it's completely cool.