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Crunchy Almond Granola

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Say goodbye to store bought granola and make a batch of this Crunchy Almond Granola. Made with rolled oats, coconut oil, honey, almonds and seeds for a great crunch. This granola is easy to make and even freezes well!

Almond granola in a glass jar.
Crunchy Almond Granola

If you’re a fan of cereal and granola for Breakfast, you’ll want to make this Crunchy Almond Granola soon! Much like my Cranberry Pecan Granola, it’s easy to make, packed with goodness and absolutely delicious!

Serve it up with your favourite yogurt, milk, fresh fruit or even just enjoy it as a snack on the go!

Granola on a baking tray.
Crunchy Almond Granola

What’s This Granola Like

  • Difficulty – This is such an easy recipe to make. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare and doesn’t use a whole lot of ingredients. Just be sure not to over bake the granola or will be go pretty dry.
  • Taste – I love this granola. It’s crunchy, a little sweet and full of almonds and seeds. It has a great flavour and goes so great with yogurt or milk.
  • Serving – One large baking tray will make about 16 1/2 cup servings. Remember, in the recipe card you can easily scale the recipe to adjust how many servings you would like to make.
Almond granola broken into pieces on a tray.
Crunchy Almond Honey Granola

Ingredients

  • Oats – I used old fashioned rolled oats for this recipe.
  • Almonds – This recipe uses natural unsalted almonds.
  • Seeds – You can use any kind of seeds for this granola. I just used a mixed bag that had pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.
  • Seasonings – I added ground cinnamon and salt to add flavour to the granola.
  • Coconut oil – Coconut oil is easy to find in most supermarkets. It’s often in a jar in solid form and will melt when heated.
  • Honey – Any kind of honey will work for this recipe. I just used regular liquid honey and it worked great.
  • Vanilla extract – This adds extra flavour to the granola.

NOTE, The full recipe and ingredients list can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.

Ingredients to make crunchy almond granola.
Ingredients to make Almond Granola

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C and line a large rimmed baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Combine dry ingredients – In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, nuts, seeds, cinnamon and salt. Stir to combine and set aside.
  3. Melt coconut oil – In a small saucepan, add the coconut oil and melt it over low heat for about one minute. Add the honey to the coconut oil and stir well. Remove from heat.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the oats – Add the honey, melted coconut oil and vanilla to the oats. Stir well to combine.
  5. Spread unbaked granola onto the baking tray – Pour the oat mixture onto the prepared baking tray and evenly spread it out. Firmly press it out with a wooden spoon or a spatula.
  6. Bake – Bake granola for a total of about 20 – 24 minutes. Remove from oven half way through baking and stir it up. Flatten out again and return to oven to continue baking for the final 10 minutes.
  7. Cool and store – Allow granola to cool completely, about an hour. Break into pieces once the granola has cooled down. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

A Quick Guide to Types of Oats

  • Old-Fashioned Oats – They are flaked and can be used as oatmeal or in baking goods. They also have the best texture.
  • Quick-Cooking Oats – These are pre cooked oats that are cut thin for quicker cooking.
  • Instant Oats – Very similar to the quick cooking oats. Only real difference is they are cut even thinner for basically instant cooking.
  • Steel Cut Oats – This type isn’t rolled at all. Instead they are cut with a blade. They take the longest to cook and are generally a little chewier.
Granola in a glass jar.
Honey Almond Granola

Recipe Tips

  • Firmly press oat mixture into the pan – This allows it to hold together while baking and stick together after it has cooled.
  • Use parchment paper – This allows the honey to stick to the oats and not to the pan.
  • For maximum clumps, gently press down on the granola with the back of a spatula after stirring the mixture at the half-way baking point. Then put the pan back into the oven to finish baking.
  • Don’t over bake – If you bake it too long, it will become dry and crumble apart into tiny pieces.
  • Allow to cool completely – If you attempt to break the granola up while it’s warm or hot, it will crumble completely. Leave it for at least an hour before you break it apart.
Granola on a baking tray.
Granola on a baking tray

Serving and Storage

  • Glass Jar on the counter – This is how we’ve been storing it and it works perfect and will keep fresh up to two weeks.
  • Ziplock bag in the freezer – Yes, it does freeze well in a ziplock bag and you can store it up to three months. Allow to defrost naturally before serving.
  • Give the granola as a gift – Why not, put it in a small jar with a gift tag and gift to a friend.
Granola with yogurt in a bowl.
Granola with Honey and Almonds

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did my granola not go crunchy?

The typical reasons why your granola might not be crunchy could be that you didn’t bake it long enough, you used too much liquid or that the baking pan you used was too small.

Is homemade granola healthier than store bought granola?

By making homemade granola, you get to choose the ingredients you are using and therefore the granola is often much healthier than the store bought options.

Granola in a white bowl with yogurt.
Granola with Honey and Almonds


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Granola on a baking tray.
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Crunchy Almond Granola

Say goodbye to store bought granola and make a batch of this Crunchy Almond Granola. Made with rolled oats, coconut oil, honey, almonds and seeds for a great crunch. This granola is easy to make and even freezes great!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time24 minutes
Total Time34 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: granola, healthy recipes
Servings: 16 1/2 cup servings
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Julia Pinney

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsalted almonds roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup mixed seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C and line a large rimmed baking tray with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, nuts, seeds, cinnamon and salt. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, add the coconut oil and melt it over low heat for about one minute. Add the honey to the coconut oil and stir well. Remove from heat.
  • Add the honey, melted coconut oil and vanilla to the oats. Stir well to combine.
  • Pour the oat mixture onto the prepared baking tray and evenly spread it out. Firmly press it out with a wooden spoon or a spatula.
  • Bake granola for a total of about 20 – 24 minutes. Remove from oven half way through baking and stir it up. Flatten out again and return to oven to continue baking for the final 10 minutes.
  • Allow granola to cool completely, about an hour. Break into pieces once the granola has cooled down. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Notes

  1. Firmly press oat mixture into the pan – This allows it to hold together while baking and stick together after it has cooled.
  2. Use parchment paper – This allows the honey to stick to the oats and not to the pan.
  3. For maximum clumps, gently press down on the granola with the back of a spatula after stirring the mixture at the half-way baking point. Then put the pan back into the oven to finish baking.
  4. Don’t over bake – If you bake it too long, it will become dry and crumble apart into tiny pieces.
  5. Allow to cool completely – If you attempt to break the granola up while it’s warm or hot, it will crumble completely. Leave it for at least an hour before you break it apart.
Nutrition Facts
Crunchy Almond Granola
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 0.001g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 145mg4%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 0.5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on January 15th, 2024
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