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Honey Almond & Coconut Granola

For the last year I have been so hooked on granola! I love it for snacking and for topping my smoothies. The granola gives my smoothies serious staying power and keeps me full considerably longer than when I leave it off. After trying just about every granola brand and variety offered at Whole Foods (and spending a small fortune on granola), I decided to start experimenting with making my own a few months ago. First I developed this Peanut Butter Chia Seed Granola that I made non-stop for about a month. While I still love that granola recipe, I wanted to develop a new recipe that was almond-based and had less nut butter in it.

Honey Almond Granola

May I present to you Honey Almond & Coconut Granola. It took three tries to perfect the recipe but it’s ready to share!

Honey Almond Granola Ingredients

I like to keep my granola ingredients simple. The cost (and the calories!) can really add up if you start including a lot of dried fruits, nuts and other specialty ingredients. I usually challenge myself to make do with what I have on hand because I figure it I have it in my pantry, there’s a good chance you do too!

This recipe includes a mixture of oats, honey, coconut oil, almond butter, dried coconut and sliced almonds. The three flavors I wanted to highlight were honey, almond and coconut. The recipe includes a good bit of honey, which gives it an awesome flavor and sticky/chewy texture. I doubled up on the almonds with almond butter and sliced almonds and also doubled up on the coconut with coconut oil and coconut flakes.

Honey Almond Granola

While I don’t mind crunchy granola, I like to soft bake mine so it’s a little chewy in the center. This is a great recipe for that!

Honey Almond Granola Recipe

You can make this granola in time. I can have it assembled in 5 minutes and it only bakes for about 15 minutes. After a short cooling time, it’s ready to break into clusters and enjoy! This granola is a great snack and also good on yogurt, with milk or on top of smoothies. It also makes a great gift in jars!

Honey Almond & Coconut Granola
(Recipe developed by Jen DeCurtins)

Ingredients:

3 cups old fashioned rolled oats, organic if possible
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
3 tablespoons almond butter
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup unsalted roasted sliced almonds

Directions:

Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir well to completely coat oats and combine.

Spread granola on baking sheet and place in oven. Bake 15 minutes or until edges are just starting to get golden brown. The granola will still seem pretty soft when you take it out but it will firm up as it cools. Allow granola to cool on pan before breaking it into clusters. Store in an airtight container.


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  • 1
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine July 7, 2015, 6:35 pm

    Making granola is my favorite weekend activity! I refuse to buy it now. It’s so much fun to make new combos and I’m always stocked up! This one looks fab Jen!

    • 2
      Jen July 8, 2015, 12:19 am

      Thanks! Let me know if you try it!

  • 3
    Ashley @ A Lady Goes West July 7, 2015, 6:41 pm

    I’ve been eating a bunch of store-bought granola! But this sounds too easy to pass up. Thanks for sharing, Jen! 🙂

    • 4
      Jen July 8, 2015, 11:57 am

      You’re welcome! Hope you like it!

  • 5
    elizabeth July 7, 2015, 7:14 pm

    I love granola too! Especially when I make it myself. Making your new recipe in the morning. Thank you!

    • 6
      Jen July 8, 2015, 11:58 am

      It’s pretty hard to beat homemade!

  • 7
    Cassie Tran July 7, 2015, 7:21 pm

    What a delicious and tasty recipe! Granola is literally my addiction!

  • 8
    She Rocks Fitness July 7, 2015, 8:13 pm

    I LOVE all these ingredients and I have all of these ingredients…currently obsessed with everything coconut, so I’ll have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing! xoxo

    • 9
      Jen July 8, 2015, 11:59 am

      You’re welcome! Let me know what you think when you give it a try.

  • 10
    Chicago Jogger July 7, 2015, 9:45 pm

    This looks so perfect for a summer breakfast! Pinning for later. 🙂

    • 11
      Jen July 8, 2015, 12:00 pm

      I love it on my smoothies for breakfast!

  • 12
    Heidi July 7, 2015, 11:17 pm

    I have been loving the Kind brand peanut butter granola lately. I can’t have coconut and all of the homemade granola recipes I have include coconut. I keep meaning to look at them in order to try out variations, but as a full-time working mom in graduate school, sometimes store-bought will have to do!

    • 13
      Jen July 8, 2015, 12:01 pm

      Kind granola is so good! My favorite its the maple quinoa with chia seeds.

  • 14
    Anna O July 8, 2015, 12:11 am

    How long will the granola stay good for?

    • 15
      Jen July 8, 2015, 10:08 am

      Probably 7-10 days in an airtight container or you could always freeze it!

  • 16
    Samantha July 8, 2015, 8:02 am

    This looks delicious! I tried baking granola once, and it definitely didn’t turn out too well. I want to try again with this recipe!

    ~Samantha
    Blue Eyed Adventurer

    • 17
      Jen July 8, 2015, 12:02 pm

      Let me know how it goes!

  • 18
    kristin | W [H] A T C H July 8, 2015, 9:37 am

    for some reason, i never make my own granola. this recipe looks fantastic and i just might have to try it…

    • 19
      Jen July 8, 2015, 12:03 pm

      It’s really easy and it’s pretty hard to beat homemade!

  • 20
    Lindsay July 8, 2015, 12:16 pm

    This looks awesome, Jen! I can’t wait to try it. I’ve been having a hard time keeping my granola crunchy…

  • 21
    Sara July 8, 2015, 1:46 pm

    This sounds wonderful! Do you happen to know how many calories are in one serving? Thanks!

  • 22
    Diana July 8, 2015, 11:13 pm

    Can’t wait to make this! Thanks for the recipe!

  • 23
    Shannon July 11, 2015, 10:58 am

    Looks great! I prefer my granola on the crunchy side, so would you say less honey and a little longer baking time would do that?

  • 24
    lauren September 11, 2015, 6:21 am

    have this in the oven right now! gotta love 6 am baking projects, the beauty of having a 2 month old baby 🙂

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