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Crunchy granola on parchment paper on a baking sheet

Crunchy Granola

Crunchy granola should be super crunchy. This delicious easy recipe makes crispy, crunchy granola that tastes amazing and stays crunchy in milk!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, cereal, oatmeal, oats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Inactive Time 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 351 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 3 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, buttermilk, and melted butter. Stir thoroughly, then cover loosely and let sit for 20 minutes.

  2. Add the sugar and salt to the bowl and stir thoroughly again. Cover loosely and let sit for 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Stir the oat mixture, then spread half of the mixture evenly on each sheet. Bake for 1 hour 30 minutes, stirring with a fork every 20 minutes, until evenly deep golden brown in color. Cool completely before storing airtight.

Recipe Notes

Makes 8 servings of 1/2 cup each.

Nutrition Facts
Crunchy Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 169mg5%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 404IU8%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.