Home > Breakfast > Almond Granola Almond Granola January 2, 2020 | 24 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Enjoy the irresistible crunch of Almond Granola, perfectly blended with toasted coconut and sweet honey. Healthy, effortless, and versatile – it’s the ideal upgrade to your parfaits, cereal, or as a delicious snack on its own. We’re obsessed with this honey-almond variation on regular Granola; some other flavors to try next are Peanut Butter Granola or this Chocolate Granola. The Best Almond Granola This Almond Granola is my husband’s favorite! When we lived in Australia, he traveled up to five days a week for work, so I’d make a big batch of this granola and these Healthy Blueberry Muffins for him to take on the go. With his busy schedule and lots of flights, I wanted him to have a few snacks he loved. Sometimes I’d make a double batch of Almond Granola so it would actually last the four or five days he was gone. This granola is incredible on its own as a snack and it makes a delicious addition to a parfait, yogurt bowl, or açaí bowl. We even like it for cereal with some milk poured on top. Ingredients In Almond Granola Old-fashioned oatmeal is the foundation, offering a satisfying crunch and fiber-rich base. Slivered almonds introduce a nutty depth and extra crunch, along with beneficial fats and proteins. Honey naturally sweetens the mix and helps bind the ingredients, contributing to the granola’s clusters. Melted coconut oil ensures a crisp texture upon baking and infuses a hint of coconut flavor. Light brown sugar adds a caramel sweetness and assists in creating chewy clusters. Vanilla extract enhances the overall taste with its aromatic sweetness. Salt offsets the sweetness, accentuating the granola’s flavors. Toasted coconut flakes offer a chewy texture and amplify the coconut profile. Dried cranberries provide a tart contrast and an additional chewy element. QUICK TIPFor a perfectly clumpy and flavorful granola, ensure your honey, coconut oil, and brown sugar are thoroughly whisked into a uniform mixture before combining with the oats and almonds. This helps create those irresistible clusters and ensures each bite is coated with just the right amount of sweetness and flavor. How to make Almond Granola The collage of photos shows a quick overview of how to make this recipe. The numbered photos above correlate with the descriptions below. Combine the oats and sliced almonds in a large bowl. Add all the wet ingredients to a bowl: coconut oil, brown sugar, honey, vanilla, and salt. Stir to combine the wet ingredients until smooth. Pour over the oats and almonds. Scrape every bit of the wet ingredients into the dry. Stir until all the oats and almonds are well coated. Spread out on a lined baking sheet and bake. Toss cooled almond granola with toasted coconut flakes and dried cranberries or cherries. VARIATIONS Switch Things Up Make Almond Granola your own! Below are some ways to change it up to your preference. Different dried fruit: Dried sweet or tart cherries are a delicious alternative to dried cranberries. Or try a different dried fruit like raisins, dried chopped mango, or currants. Add mini chocolate chips: If you love chocolate in granola, add 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips to the cooled and hardened granola. Switch up the nuts: Obviously, this is almond granola, but really any nut works here. Walnuts, pecans, pistachios, etc. are all great; just make sure to give the nuts a quick coarse chop before adding them in. Read about the different nutrients in these nuts to help you decide here. Leave out the coconut: If you aren’t a fan of coconut, this granola is totally fine without it (no other changes necessary). Add seeds: Replace 1/4 cup of the almonds with sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. Add a sprinkle of sea salt: If you like sweet and salty, add some Maldon® sea salt after pulling the granola from the oven. More Delicious Snack Recipes Chocolate Protein Shake that tastes like a milkshake! Protein Breakfast Cookies cinnamon roll flavored No baking required, healthy Breakfast Fruit Tarts Chocolate Granola Bar Lemon Blueberry Bread made with Greek yogurt FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Almond Granola 5 from 4 votes - Review this recipe Enjoy the irresistible crunch of Almond Granola, perfectly blended with toasted coconut and sweet honey. Healthy, effortless, and versatile - it's the ideal upgrade to your parfaits, cereal, or as a delicious snack on its own. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Almond Granola 5 from 4 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Enjoy the irresistible crunch of Almond Granola, perfectly blended with toasted coconut and sweet honey. Healthy, effortless, and versatile - it's the ideal upgrade to your parfaits, cereal, or as a delicious snack on its own. Course Breakfast, Snack Cuisine American Keyword Almond Granola Prep Time 20 minutes minutes Cook Time 20 minutes minutes Total Time 40 minutes minutes Servings 6 servings Chelsea Lords Calories 395kcal Author Chelsea Lords Cost $3.23 Ingredients▢ 3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal▢ 3/4 cup slivered almonds▢ 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons honey▢ 1/3 cup melted coconut oil▢ 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, lightly packed▢ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract▢ 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt▢ 1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes▢ 1/2 cup dried cranberriesUS - Metric USMetric InstructionsPREP: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper or a nonstick Silpat liner and set aside. Measure out the oats and slivered almonds in a large bowl and set aside.WET INGREDIENTS: In a medium-sized bowl, combine the 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons honey, 1/3 cup coconut oil (measure when it's melted and not in the hardened state), 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar (measured lightly packed), 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Whisk to combine (microwave for 10-15 seconds if needed to get to stir-able consistency). The oil tends to come to the top, but just mix until as well combined as possible.COMBINE: Pour the honey mixture into the oat and almond mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined and all parts of the oats and almonds are coated.BAKE: Spread the granola evenly onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 21 minutes total, flipping and stirring every 7 minutes.LET HARDEN: Remove and allow the granola to set up at room temperature. (It may be soft and not very "granola-like", but it hardens as it dries, so be careful to not over-cook it.) Once cool, stir in the toasted coconut flakes and the dried cranberries.STORE: Store in an airtight container, out of sunlight, at room temperature for 3-4 weeks (do not refrigerate). Freeze any leftovers for up to 3 months. Video Nutrition FactsServing: 6servings | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.4g | Protein: 5.3g | Fat: 24.9g | Sodium: 9.4mg | Fiber: 3.6g | Sugar: 31.3g We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.