Almond granola

This is hands down my new favorite granola recipe! It’s super easy, crispy, gluten-free, vegan friendly and sweetened with maple syrup only! I used almond butter but this recipe works with any nut butter.

You can use store-bought 100% natural almond butter, but I really recommend you try to make your own nut butter from scratch because it’s much easier than you think and way better than store-bought. All you need is just one ingredient, a food processor and 12 minutes!

Granola is perfect for breakfast, combined with milk, yogurt and fruit. But also as a snack to eat directly from the jar!

You can pair the granola with fresh fruits and coconut yogurt to create some parfaits just like I did.

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Almond granola

Vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Author: Yukiko @foodie.yuki

Equipment

  • food processor, oven

Ingredients

Ingredients for the homemade almond butter

  • 300 grams almonds

Ingredients for the almond granola

  • 3 cups / 320 g old-fashioned rolled oats gluten free if needed
  • 3/4 cup / 100 g chopped almonds
  • 2 tbsp / 20 g ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup / 80 g homemade almond butter
  • 1/3 cup / 90 g pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup / 50 g coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 cup coconut chips add-ins, optional
  • 1/2 cup toasted almond slices add-ins, optional

Instructions

For the homemade almond butter

  • Place the almonds in a food processor and blend for about 12 minutes or until smooth. Store in a glass jar.

For the almond granola

  • Preheat oven to 170C | 340F degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, flaxseed, cinnamon, and salt. Stir until combined and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the almond butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine
  • Pour mixture over oat mixture
  • Pour onto a lined baking sheet and spread out the granola evenly.
  • Bake granola for 25-30 minutes, stirring once, or until granola is slightly golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely on the baking sheet. Don't stir while cooling.
  • Add the optional add-ins of choice, like coconut chips, almond slices, rose petals, etc.
  • The granola will keep in an airtight container or glass jar for up to one month.

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