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Overhead photo of a bowl of Brown Butter Granola in a white bowl garnished with pomegranate seeds on a wooden background. Mean Green Chef
5 from 3 votes

Easy Brown Butter Granola

Seriously Easy Brown Butter Granola, perfect for eating plain, in a bowl with milk, or in a yogurt parfait! 

Category Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword granola
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 14 cups (approximately)
Author Mean Green Chef


  • 7 cups (630 grams) old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup (180 grams) steel cut oats
  • 4 cups (500 grams) pan roasted pecans, chopped
  • 2 cups (240 grams) dried cranberries
  • 1 cup (180 grams) dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1 teaspoon Pink Himalayan sea salt or Kosher sea salt
  • 1/2 cup (120 grams) Brown Butter
  • 3/4 cup (255 grams) honey
  • 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites, whipped till frothy


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F/148°C, arrange rack so that it's the second level from the top and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  2. Mix the old fashioned oats, steel cut oats, pan roasted pecans, dried cranberries, dark brown sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt together in a large bowl. 

    Ingredients in a large mixing bowl for Brown Butter Granola with Pecans and Cranberries. Mean Green Chef
  3. Pour in the Brown Butter, honey, pure vanilla extract, and frothy whipped egg whites. Stir until thoroughly combined and ingredients begin to stick together.  Spread out on the parchment lined baking sheet and press down with a flat wooden spatula until the mixture is even and becomes compacted. Bake for 30 minutes and then rotate the pan and bake for an additional 15-30 minutes until the granola becomes golden toasted and crispy. 

    Overhead photo of Brown Butter Granola Spread into a sheet pan and baked now cooling on a gray wooden background. Mean Green Chef
  4. Remove from the oven and cool completely and then break into chunks. 

    A side photo of Brown Butter Granola piled high on wrinkled parchment paper. Mean Green Chef

Recipe Notes

  • Prep time is approximate. 
  • Store in an airtight container at room temp up to 2 weeks.