S’mores Granola

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Learn how to make s’mores granola and get the perfect sweet, chocolatey granola filled with warm cinnamon flavor and fresh marshmallows. Four cooking methods included!

s'mores granola.

We eat a LOT of granola in my house. After all, it’s an easy solution to breakfast when we’re short on time or don’t feel like cooking an elaborate meal. Just add a dollop of coconut yogurt or use it to top a smoothie bowl, and you’re good to go!

This s’mores-inspired granola has quickly become a family favorite, both because of its flavor and the memories it ignites (sorry, no pun intended). It’s also easy to make over a campfire, just in time for the chilly winter months!

Table of Contents
  1. Why this recipe works
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to make s’mores granola over the campfire
  4. How to grill s’mores granola
  5. Alternative cooking methods
  6. Recipe tips and variations
  7. Storage instructions
  8. Frequently asked questions
  9. More healthy oat recipes to try
  10. S’mores Granola (Recipe Card)

Why this recipe works

  • Wholesome ingredients. Unlike store-bought granola, this recipe isn’t filled with an excess of syrups and sweeteners. Just easy-to-find, healthy ingredients.
  • 4 cooking methods. Of course, I couldn’t make a s’mores recipe without including a campfire option, but you can also grill, bake, or cook your granola on the stovetop.
  • It stores well. Like our peanut butter granola, you can easily double or triple this recipe and store the rest for up to a month in an airtight container. 
  • Easily made vegan and gluten-free. Just use certified gluten-free oats and vegan-friendly marshmallows, and you’ve got a healthy and delicious treat fit for any diet. 

I love having granola on hand since it makes the perfect guilt-free snack. Add it to your morning cereal or top your ice cream for a healthy, fiber-packed treat. You can also blend it down to make s’mores protein bars

Ingredients needed

The base recipe for this granola is pretty straightforward, but what sets it apart is the addition of marshmallows and chocolate chips. Let’s see exactly what you’ll need:

  • Rolled oats. Also known as old fashioned oats. I prefer rolled oats over quick oats for their texture and consistency once cooked. Use gluten-free oats if desired. 
  • Oat bran. I used gluten-free oat bran because I like the change in texture it adds, but you could swap this for equal parts rolled oats if you prefer.
  • Cinnamon. For that warming graham cracker flavor. 
  • Sea salt. To give a little sweet and salty flavor combo and to elevate the rest of the ingredients. 
  • Oil. To help the granola crisp up and get a nice golden brown color. I prefer using melted coconut oil, but you could also use unsalted butter. 
  • Maple syrup. Both for adding sweetness and to help the granola clump as it cooks. I’ve tried agave, and it works just as well, but I haven’t tried honey (yet).
  • Mini marshmallows. I used vegan mini marshmallows, but any mini marshmallows will do. 
  • Chocolate chips. I used Enjoy Life mini chips, but you can use whatever chocolate chips you have on hand. 

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.

How to make s’mores granola over the campfire

Step 1- Prep work. Coat a large sheet of aluminum foil generously with cooking spray, ensuring even the edges are fully coated. This makes the foil easier to open. 

Step 2- Make the oat mixture. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, oat bran, cinnamon, and sea salt. Add oil and maple syrup and stir until fully mixed. 

Step 3- Wrap the granola. Lay the mixture in the center of the foil in a single layer. Wrap the granola up without any room for air. 

Step 4- Roast the granola. Lay the foil-wrapped granola on the heated stone or coal and cook for 5-10 minutes. Using tongs, shake the foil pack every 2-3 minutes to avoid sticking.

Step 5- Cool and serve. Remove the foil pack and carefully open it. Let cool, then add the marshmallows and chocolate chips. 

smores granola.

How to grill s’mores granola

Step 1- Prep work. Coat a large sheet of foil generously with cooking spray.

Step 2- Make the oat mixture. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, oat bran, cinnamon, and sea salt. Add oil and maple syrup and stir until fully mixed together. 

Step 3- Wrap the granola. Lay the mixture in the center of the foil in a single layer. Wrap the granola up without any room for air. 

Step 4- Grill the granola. Place the foil directly on the grill on medium heat. Stir or lightly shake every 3-4 minutes and continue grilling for 10-12 minutes. 

Step 5- Cool and serve. Remove the foil pack and carefully open it. Let cool, then add the marshmallows and chocolate chips. 

Alternative cooking methods

If you don’t feel like starting a fire, you can still enjoy this s’mores-inspired granola recipe using your stovetop or oven. Here’s how:

Oven-baked: Preheat the oven to 350F/180C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the ingredients (minus the marshmallows and chocolate chips), then add them to your prepared baking dish and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the granola is crisp and golden brown. Let cool, then add the marshmallows and chocolate chips. 

Stovetop: Combine the rolled oats, oat bran, cinnamon, salt, and maple syrup in a bowl. Add the oil to a large non-stick skillet set over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the oat mixture and cook, stirring frequently, until the oats are crispy. Let cool, then add the marshmallows and chocolate chips. 

Recipe tips and variations

  • Use good-quality tin foil. My friend said they’ve had a bad experience using cheap supermarket foil, which totally ruined the food. 
  • Adjust the heat. Our fire pit tends to run medium or hot, but if yours runs very hot, cook the granola towards the outer edge and reduce the cooking time by 2-3 minutes. 
  • Make sure there’s no air in the foil. Otherwise, you’ll end up with steamed granola. No thank you!
  • Melt the chocolate and marshmallows. If you want melted chocolate and marshmallows in your granola, add them while the granola is still warm. 
  • Revive soggy granola. If your granola loses its crunch, transfer it to an oven set to 400F for 5 minutes or until it’s crispy. 

Storage instructions

To store: Store leftover granola in an airtight container and keep it at room temperature for up to 1 month. 

To freeze: Freeze granola in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months. 

campfire smores granola.

Frequently asked questions

Is it cheaper to make homemade granola?

Absolutely! Storebought granola is far more expensive than making your own. Plus, since you’re the one making it, you get the final say on what ingredients are added. 

Can I refrigerate granola?

I wouldn’t recommend refrigerating granola since the moisture will make for a soggy texture, and it’ll lose all its crispiness. 

More healthy oat recipes to try

  • Protein overnight oats– The perfect make-ahead breakfast packed with over 30 grams of protein per serving. 
  • Tiramisu oats– Thick, creamy overnight oats that taste identical to the classic dessert.
  • Flapjacks– The classic British treat made with oats and sweetened with golden syrup.
  • Oatmeal pancakes– Light, fluffy pancakes made with just 3 ingredients. 
  • Brownie baked oatmeal– Ready in just 20 minutes, and they’re every bit as decadent as classic brownies.
smores granola recipe.

S’mores Granola

5 from 7 votes
Learn how to make s’mores granola and get the perfect sweet, chocolatey granola filled with warm cinnamon flavor and fresh marshmallows. Four cooking methods included!
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup oat bran I like it for texture- Can sub for rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup can sub for agave- I didn’t try honey for those non vegan

Post grilling/foil baking

Instructions 

Over the campfire

  • Coat a large sheet of tin foil generously with oil cooking spray and set aside ensuring it is completely covered, including the edges (this makes it easier to open)
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, oat bran, cinnamon, sea salt and mix well. Add the oil of choice (if using coconut, make sure it’s melted) and maple syrup and stir until fully incorporated.
  • Lay the mixture in the centre part of the tin foil, preferably in a single layer, ensuring there is sufficient room to around the edges to wrap.
  • Wrap the granola up without any room for air- We don’t want steamed granola here. Lay the foil patch on the heated stone/coal and allow to heat for 5-10 minutes. Using tongs, shake the foil pack roughly every 2-3 minutes to avoid sticking.
  • Remove and carefully open and allow to cool for 5 minutes. If you want melted chocolate and marshmallows, add now and mix through and allow to cool.

For the grilled version

  • Coat a large sheet of tin foil generously with oil cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, oat bran, cinnamon, sea salt and mix well. Add the oil of choice (if using coconut, make sure it’s melted) and maple syrup and stir until fully incorporated.
  • Lay the mixture in the centre part of the tin foil, preferably in a single layer, ensuring there is sufficient room to around the edges to wrap.
  • Place tin pouch directly on the grill on medium heat. If possible, stir every 3-4 minutes, or give it a shake (we tried both) and grill the granola for approximately 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from grill and be careful when opening pouch and give the granola another stir before allowing it to cool completely.
  • Add in the marshmallows and chocolate chips.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSodium: 87mgPotassium: 155mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 44IUVitamin C: 0.003mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mgNET CARBS: 26g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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 Recipe originally published June 2015 but updated to include new information for your benefit.

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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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