Honey Almond Granola is hearty, healthy granola recipe with the goodness of rolled oats, sliced almonds, coconut and chia seeds! 

Honey almond granola in a bowl with spoon

It finally happened….I got tired of eating oatmeal for breakfast.  I guess it’s no surprise around here, because I do often tell you that I’ve gotten so tired of the same old bowl of oatmeal that on occasion I have to do something drastic like make muffins, overnight oat parfaits, or the occasional baked donut.  I

I’ve had a major craving for granola, however, and I wanted some nice clean, simple flavors.  

This Honey Almond Granola is just that.  It’s golden brown and crispy with the flavors of honey, hearty almonds, coconut flakes and chia seeds.

Breakfast for me isn’t an option, but a must.  I’m not a morning person by any means, and the first things on my mind when I wake up are (1) coffee and (2) breakfast.

 I even go to sleep thinking about what I’m going to eat when I get up.  I think about food way too much, but there are worse things to obsess about, aren’t there? 🙂

Overhead shot of honey almond granola

It’s easy to obsess about this granola.  I normally don’t eat cold cereal because I feel that it’s not satisfying enough.  I need something that’s gonna stick to my ribs a bit more.  

This healthy granola recipe is made plenty coco-nutty with coconut oil and big coconut flakes, toasted to perfection.  The almond slices are nice and toasty as well, and add even more nuttiness to the mix.  With the almonds and chia seeds, this granola has got some protein that will really help to satisfy.  

It might even keep your stomach from growling until lunch time. 😉

Honey almond granola with coconut flakes

I wanted to keep sugar to a minimum, so I tried my hardest not to go overboard on the sweetener.   I used honey, but maple syrup is also a great option.

Next time you’re in a breakfast rut or you need a healthy snack or topping for your yogurt, whip up a batch of this honey almond granola.  It’s the perfect thing to keep you going strong without the guilt, and homemade always tastes best.  

I got no arguments on that here. 🙂

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Honey almond granola in bowl with spoon

Almond Coconut Chia Seed Granola

Honey Almond Granola is hearty, healthy granola recipe with the goodness of rolled oats, sliced almonds, coconut and chia seeds! 
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats or gluten free
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes*

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the oats, chia seeds, and pinch of salt. Place the coconut oil and honey in small sauce pan and heat over medium low until melted, then stir to combine. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until the oats are well coated. Pour the oat mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and spread into a single layer.
  • Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and pile the granola into a heap on one half of the pan and compress. This will make nice, big clusters. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack and break into chunks.
  • Store in an air tight container at room temperature, and enjoy for breakfast, as a snack, or with yogurt and fruit. Enjoy!

Notes

  • For gluten free granola, make sure you're using 100% certified gluten free oats.
  • The coconut oil may be substituted with your favorite oil.
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes can be found in the natural food section of most supermarkets, Whole Foods, and sometimes Trader Joe's. If you can't find it substitute with whatever coconut you have on hand.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 17mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 10g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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