Granola Waffles

I recently realized I had a half gallon jar of homemade granola in the pantry.  (I’ve been living off of hot oatmeal for breakfast for the past months.)   Saturday morning means that I will make a pretty substantial breakfast for us, one that will keep us going until dinner.  (And, generally this is NOT oatmeal.)

Segue alert.

Many years ago at a baby shower brunch for one of my in-laws (who is now no longer in the family), I ate a delicious granola-marmalade pancake at a now defunct hip diner.   I have tried to replicate that pancake a couple of times over the years but have had little success.  The texture wasn’t right and the marmalade in the center of the pancake tended to burn (or had raw batter around it).

No marmalade but a side of Cara Cara orange.

With the newly found granola that needed used, I decided to devise a waffle recipe, sans the marmalade.

What came about was success!

Granola Waffles


Although not too sweet, you won’t need a lot of syrup or jelly on these waffles.


  • 1/2 c. coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 4 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. granola


  1. Heat waffle iron. Place coconut oil in microwave for about 30 seconds or until just melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs with a whisk until fluffy. Add cooled coconut oil, almond milk, sugar, baking soda, salt and vanilla and beat well.
  3. Add flour and mix until incorporated. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the granola.
  4. Pour batter (about 3/4 cup at a time, depending on the size of your waffle iron) . Bake about 4-5 minutes (or per your device’s instructions).

Yield: 6-8 (about 6 inch waffles)

Prep Time: 10 mins.

Cook time: 5 mins (per waffle)

Tip:  Use a non-chunky granola.  If your granola has chunks, break them apart before mixing in.  For the best homemade granola recipe ever, click here.

For another recent granola-using recipe, check out Sourdough Granola Muffins.

2 comments to Granola Waffles

  • Mae

    That sounds very good, especially if you have excess granola. You have me wanting to make some granola for all those good recipes.

    best… mae at

  • Such a great idea! I would have never thought of adding granola into the waffle batter. They look very good too.