Honey Almond Granola

01.22.2017

Honey Almond Granola will quickly become a favorite DIY recipe! This is so easy to make,  it’s deliciously sweet, perfectly crunchy and you’ll love those bits of nuts! It’s perfect paired with milk or serve with yogurt and fruit, it also makes a great on the go snack.

Granola in a bowl with Greek yogurt, fresh fruit and honey.

Granola Recipe with Sweet Honey Almond Flavors!

This flavorful granola is made with rolled oats, flax seed, almond and it’s sweetened and flavored with honey, almond extract and vanilla extract.

This recipe is a breeze to make yet the end result is even better than what you find in a bag at the store! It’s hearty, crunchy, sweet and just totally satisfying.

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Mixing granola in a glass bowl. Mixture includes, oats, flax seeds, almonds, honey, brown sugar, almond and vanilla extract, coconut oil.

Ingredients You’ll Need for This Recipe

Here’s the simple list of ingredients to make it:

  • Rolled oats
  • Almonds
  • Ground flax
  • Coconut oil (or butter)
  • Honey
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract and almond extract
  • Egg white
  • Fine sea salt

Granola on a parchment paper lined baking sheet after cooking.

How to Make Granola

Here’s the straightforward steps to making this DIY granola:

  • Preheat oven and line baking sheet.
  • In a bowl toss oats, almonds, flax, oil, sweeteners, extracts, egg white and salt.
  • Spread onto prepared baking sheet and bake, tossing halfway through.
  • Let cool and break into clumps.

Close up image of honey almond granola in a metal scoop.

Why Homemade is Best

  • You can add your favorite mix-ins and flavors (check out my other recipes below).
  • Homemade is freshest and doesn’t has preservatives.
  • It’s sweetened with honey, not just sugar.
  • Its cheaper! Those little bitty bags of granola can get expensive, and don’t even get me started on the cost of the bakery granola.

Drizzling honey over granola, fruit and yogurt in a bowl.

Tips for This Recipe

  • Try it with other nuts or dried fruit.
  • Don’t use quick oats. They’re already partially cooked and the texture doesn’t work well here.
  • If you’d like you can cut back on the sweeteners a little but it might not crisp or clump together as well, but at least it would be a little healthier.

Close up image of granola, fresh berries, yogurt and honey in a speckled beige bowl.

What Should I Make with Granola?

  • Add it to salads. I love a spinach salad with berries, raspberry vinaigrette, feta and granola.
  • Sprinkle it over pudding or ice cream for some nice contrast.
  • Make a parfait, layered with fresh fruit, yogurt, honey and granola.
  • Make it into a crust for a breakfast fruit tart.
  • Sprinkle it over a warm fruit filling (like apple pie filling) for a simple crisp.
  • Or just serve it cold cereal style with milk.

Granola yogurt and berry parfaits in glasses.

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Honey Almond Granola

5 from 1 vote
Honey Almond Granola will quickly become a favorite DIY recipe! This is so easy to make,  it's deliciously sweet, perfectly crunchy and you'll love those bits of nuts! It's perfect paired with milk or serve with yogurt and fruit, it also makes a great on the go snack.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Granola
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 358 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (270g) rolled oats (don't use quick oats)
  • 1 cup (150g) almonds, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (36g) ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup (58g) coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/3 cup (110g) honey
  • 1/3 cup (77g) packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (if your oven cooks hot be sure to decrease the temperature as needed or the granola will burn. I recommend using an oven thermometer when baking. I always have to reduce my oven by about 15 degrees to get the right temp). Line a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl lightly toss together oats, almonds and ground flax seeds. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together coconut oil, honey, brown sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, egg white and salt until very well blended. Pour honey mixture over oat mixture and toss well until evenly coated. Pour oat mixture onto prepared baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
  3. Bake in preheated oven 13 minutes, remove from oven and flip granola with a spatula and spread back into an even layer. Continue to bake until granola is just lightly golden brown, about 12 - 17 minutes longer (it won't be crisp until it cools, to check for doneness you can place a small piece in the freezer for about a minute or two and see if it becomes crisp. If it doesn't pop the granola back into the oven for a few minutes. After the granola has cooled for about a minute I like to press down on the granola with my hands while it's still warm, I think it helps it clump together more). Let it cool completely, break into clumps then store in an airtight container.
  4. Recipe source: adapted from my Coconut Granola
Nutrition Facts
Honey Almond Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Potassium 281mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 19g
Protein 8g 16%
Calcium 7.7%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

14 comments

  • Alice: Delicious! I added some dried fruit and a bit of extra honey as I wanted it all in bigger clumps. Easy and tasty! September 3, 2018 at 7:52pm Reply

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