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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  1. I haven’t watched Survivor in years but I still remember that line. I can’t believe its still going strong.

    Speaking of those torches, the Hubby and I have some. We got sloppy with the whole flammable liquid part though so when we lit them, the fire went down the torch and now they are blackened, charred sticks much like the chocolate in the granola if you add it too early. This is why I always add my chocolate post cooking, once the granola has cooled.

    I think your eight year old hands are adorable and will serve you well when you get older. Mine will look like withered tissue paper which has been crumpled too many times.

  2. Granola? My favorite thing to make over the weekends. You have the greatest combos and ways to make it!!

  3. Really digging the whole ‘grilled granola’ idea – so great for those hot days when heating up the kitchen sounds like hell! And the s’mores combo just made this even better!

  4. hahahaha now I can’t stop giggling at your hands!!
    And YES to s’mores. The bff, her boyfriend, chef-friend and I are renting a cottage for a week at the end of august and we’re basically going to eat nothing but s’mores. and maybe hot dogs. And now granola because Ill basically refuse to eat anything that wasn’t made over the fire.

  5. Confession: I don’t care much for actual s’mores, but give me ALL the marshmallows! I’ve become a marshmallow roasting master over the years, and they have to be -just so- or I won’t eat them. Now come over and let’s have a bonfire. Bring kindling.

  6. I don’t really camp anymore, but I would totally make these over the chiminea in the back yard…

  7. Ohhhoooohoooo. Look at you go! There is nothing I want more than a bonfire on a summer night, but no one near me seems to have one. Making a bonfire in NYC would be a little problematic.
    I used to only make s’mores with the marshmallows and graham crackers due to my chocolate aversion, but I could think I could do this granola with chocolate chips and all. I’d probably melt everything together though because the gooeyness is the best!!

    1. Can you imagine if we made one… in Union Square? Um… you need to do it that way. Clusters of marshmallow granola.

  8. Oh man, I could eat the entire packet of this. When I was little (and still now….) I LOVED marshmallows. Anything with them always wins me over.

  9. You are totally making grilled granola a thing. YES!!! And how do those marshmallows look so darn fluffy…

  10. OF COURSE YOU CREATED THIS GENIUS. I am not surprised in the least.
    Last time I had a s’more was when I was a bratty 6 year old. Oh wait…. Still bratty! LOL!

  11. OMG now I am nostalgic for a campfire. And thank you for reminding me about that chocolate pretzel granola! Yum!!!

  12. We used to have a fire pit at our old house and now I totally miss it. We spent so much time out there making s’mores and drinking, it was the best. Love the idea of s’mores granola!

  13. You do know that smores are one of top 5 favorite flavors, right?
    And I don’t have a favorite part of it. It all contributes. Don’t discriminate.

  14. Arman, what a fantastic granola…and a sneaky way to get in some chocolate and marshmallows. A perfect summer-inspired idea. Have a wonderful weekend my friend, Catherine

  15. I’m always up for new breakfast recipes, and especially Granola. Thanks Arman!

  16. Okay I am going to try this. But I’ll go super crazy and make it a breakfast!
    S’mores are not a thing in Germany so I have never had one! I love campfires but I hate how the hair and clothes smell afterwards!

  17. I always have a certain vision of what a campfire should look like and then it turns out to just be people on their cell phones lol…womp womp. This s’mores granola though–looooove it.

  18. So creative once again! I of course love the chocolate part of smores and sometimes I add peanut butter which you can’t be shocked about!

  19. Campfires are tricky in that things seem to go from raw to burnt! How incredible is this though, couldn’t be more perfect for summer! And I really am convinced you could grill anything now 🙂

    1. RIGHT? My marshmallow once went from normal to like..kale chip disintegrated.

      Grilled soup shall be next. (Maybe not).