Vanilla-Almond Granola Recipe

vanilla-almond granola

A few days ago I posted an orange-cranberry granola recipe. I love that recipe and find it’s a wonderful gift because the flavors are somewhat unexpected.

However, not everyone is adventurous when it comes to eating, so I thought a recipe that is a little more mainstream was in order.

Enter: Vanilla Almond Granola

My family loves this so much I have made it four times in the past 10 days!

Yep.

In fact, they gobble it up at such speed I’ve had a hard time getting a picture of it!

Here’s the recipe:

Vanilla Almond Granola

This Vanilla-Almond Granola recipe is easy to make and delicious on it’s own, in yogurt, or as a cereal.

Just yum.

vanilla and almond granola

Ingredients

4 1/2 cups oats
1 1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 Tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup coconut oil, melted

Method

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.

Pour maple syrup and melted coconut oil over the dry ingredients and stir until all of the oats are coated.

Place granola onto a large, rimmed baking sheet. Spread out so it covers sheet evenly.

Bake for 20 minutes and stir.

Bake for another 35-50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes or so.

Granola is ready when it is golden brown, dry, and fragrant.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before placing a an airtight container.

shg 5This is Day 10 in the 31 Days of Simple, Homemade Gifts Series. 


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Stacy Karen

Stacy is a DIY obsessed, healthy living advocate. A preacher's wife and mom of three, she loves to encourage others to live a natural lifestyle.

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    1. Coconut sugar is made from dried coconut palm nectar and looks similar to brown sugar, but is more coarse. It’s a lot like sucanat (which is a whole cane sugar). I buy coconut sugar at Costco, but it’s also available on Amazon : http://bit.ly/Coconut-Sugar

      You could use brown sugar instead. It will give the sweetness, but won’t have the extra nutrients found in coconut sugar.

      Hope that helps.