Almond Butter Granola

Almond Butter Granola is a healthy granola recipe made with only 5 ingredients and no refined sugar.  It’s easy to make and is vegan and gluten-free!

front shot of almond butter granola in bowl with berries and almond butter drizzle

I feel like I’ve been coming and going a lot lately, which has been nice, but I’m ready to get back to some sense of normalcy. 

I do best when I’m in a routine, and for the past few months I haven’t had one. 🙂

If anything has been a routine this summer, it’s been making batch after batch of this almond butter granola!  And obviously, that means I’ve been eating bowl after bowl. 

That sounds like a routine to me. 🙂

almond butter granola in a bowl topped with berries

Almond Butter Granola

Originally, I didn’t intend to post this almond butter granola recipe.  I blasted it on my Instagram stories several times, however, and so many people asked me for the recipe that I decided that I needed to post it.

I guess I should always post something that I make this often, because if I love it that much, you just might too. 🙂

There’s so much to love about this healthy homemade granola

  • It’s got big, crunchy clusters
  • It’s a healthy make ahead breakfast or snack
  • It’s minimally sweet, with no refined sugar
  • It’s made with only 5 ingredients
  • It comes together in about 30 minutes
  • It’s vegan and gluten-free

overhead shot of almond butter granola in bowl topped with berries

How to make Almond Butter Granola

This granola is so easy.  It’s ready in about 30 minutes and you only need one bowl.

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Place the almond butter, maple syrup and coconut oil in a medium bowl and microwave for 25-40 seconds until the coconut oil is melted and it’s easy to stir.  Stir until well combined.
  3. Stir in the cinnamon and salt, then add the oats and stir until they’re well coated with the almond butter mixture.
  4. Pour the granola mixture onto the prepared pan and spread in an even layer, about 1/4″ thick, packing it down well.  Packing it down will help give us those big clusters!
  5. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden….do not stir!  Remove from heat and cool completely without stirring.
  6. Once cooled, break the granola up into chunks and place in an air tight container at room temperature.

almond butter granola in jar

Is homemade granola healthy for you?

Most granola on the shelves at the store are loaded with sugar, preservatives and fat, so it’s best to make it yourself so that you can control the ingredients.

I prefer to use organic rolled oats as they’re free of synthetic pesticides, and use a minimal amount of unrefined sugar for just the right amount of sweetness.

This almond butter granola is whole grain, which makes it a good source of fiber.  It also contains coconut oil and almond butter, which are good sources of fat that will satisfy you and keep you feeling full longer.

Is it cheaper to make your own granola?

Yes!  Most organic granola run about $6 to $8 per bag, so it’s much more cost effective to make granola at home. 

I always buy oats, maple syrup and nut butter in bulk at Costco as we use them daily, so it’s very reasonable to make it myself.  

overhead shot of almond butter granola topped with berries and almond butter drizzle

What to do with healthy almond butter granola

  • Pour some into a bowl with your favorite milk and top with fresh fruit, coconut flakes or chocolate chips.
  • Sprinkle some granola over your yogurt or make a delicious parfait.
  • Eat it by the handful!

Recipe tips and substitutions

  • The almond butter may be substituted with your favorite nut butter or sun butter for a nut-free version.  I recommend using a natural nut butter to keep this granola low in saturated fat, sodium and sugar. 
  • If you’re not a fan of coconut oil, replace with your favorite oil.
  • This healthy make ahead granola keeps for up to 2 weeks stored in an air tight container at room temperature.
  • Change up this recipe by adding my homemade chai spice, cardamom, chocolate chips, coconut or dried fruit.

almond butter granola in bowl stirred up with berries and milk

Need breakfast inspiration?  See my Breakfast Recipes.

More delicious healthy granola recipes:

Almond granola

Banana granola

Breakfast fruit tarts

Chocolate granola

Peanut butter granola

Pumpkin spice granola

Almond Butter Granola

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Almond Butter Granola is a healthy granola recipe made with only 5 ingredients and no refined sugar.  It's easy to make and is vegan and gluten-free!

Almond Butter Granola

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup natural almond butter
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place the almond butter, maple syrup and coconut oil in a medium microwave safe bowl and heat for 25-40 seconds or until the coconut oil is melted and it's easy to stir.  Stir well to combine, then stir in the cinnamon and salt. 
  3. Add the oats and stir until they're well coated with the almond butter mixture.
  4. Pour the oats onto the prepared pan and spread in an even layer, about 1/4" thick, packing it down well.  Packing it down will help give us those big clusters!
  5. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden....do not stir!  Remove from heat and cool completely without stirring.
  6. Once cooled, break the granola up into chunks and place in an air tight container at room temperature.
  7. Serve with milk and fruit or eat by the handful.  Enjoy!

Notes

    • The almond butter may be substituted with your favorite nut butter or sun butter for a nut-free version.  I recommend using a natural nut butter to keep this granola low in saturated fat, sodium and sugar. 
    • If you're not a fan of coconut oil, replace with your favorite oil.
    • This healthy make ahead granola keeps for up to 2 weeks stored in an air tight container at room temperature. 
    • Add some fun add-ins like chocolate chip, dried or fresh fruit or roasted peanuts to change up this recipe! It would also be great with my homemade chai spice mix.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 27mg Carbohydrates: 22g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made.

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