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Love granola but can’t stand the price of buying it? Then this Honey Almond Granola is for you!
There’s no secret to making a great granola. Just start with good quality ingredients, and don’t burn it! OK, there’s a bit more to it than that, but I’ll walk you through it step by step.
My kids DEVOUR granola so I’m making it nearly weekly. I make a double batch and keep it in a large mason jar that I found at Costco. It keeps really very well, and the kids will add dried fruits to a big bowlful each morning.
I love that this homemade granola recipe is made with real food, and real ingredients. There’s no processed crap in it, and I control the sugar.
Ready to start cooking? Read on to see how to make this easy granola recipe!
What You Need To Make Honey Almond Granola
- Rolled oats – look for large flake rolled oats, NOT quick cooking oats
- Cooking oil – use a good quality oil. Coconut, olive, vegetable oil are all good choices.
- An egg – well actually, just an egg white. This adds protein to the granola and helps form those lovely crunchy chunks.
How To Make This Easy Granola Recipe
- Mix the oil and honey together.
- Whip the egg white until frothy.
- Combine all ingredients until well mixed.
- Spread evenly on a parchment paper-lined sheet tray.
- Bake at 350-F until golden brown.
Chef Jenn’s Tips for Making Honey Almond Granola
- Measure the oil first THEN the honey. The honey won’t stick to your measuring cup as easily if you measure the oil first.
- Mix the oil and honey together before adding to the oats and almonds. This will make it MUCH easier to blend in well.
- You can use whole, slivered, or sliced almonds in this recipe. Whole almonds might be a bit too much crunch. I tend to use sliced or slivered.
- Salt is essential to enhancing the flavors of this recipe, but it can be omitted if you’re looking for a very low sodium granola.
- The egg white can also be omitted if there’s an egg allergy. It does help form those lovely crunchy clusters, so use it if you can!
- You’re going to stir the granola at the halfway mark during the cooking time. I like to use a flipper to turn over sections of the granola, rather than vigorously stir it. This also helps keep the large clusters intact.
How To Store Honey Almond Granola
You can store your granola for two weeks in an air-tight container or in a zipper-top bag.
Just scoop out what you want when you’re ready for a bowlful, and then put the rest away.
Yes! Not only is homemade granola wholesome, oats have loads of nutritional benefits.
Granola is a breakfast cereal and snack that’s typically made with rolled oats, nuts and/or dried fruit, and some kind of sweetener. It is baked in the oven to get golden brown and crunchy.
Combine oats, dried fruits or nuts, a sweetener and some oil and bake it until golden brown and crunchy. That’s it!
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Step by Step Process
Honey Almond Granola
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups almonds slivered or sliced
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- Combine the oats and almonds in a large bow.
- In a smaller bowl, mix the oil and honey together.
- Whisk the egg white in a small bowl.
- Add all the ingredients to the bowl with the oats and almonds. Mix well.
- Spread the mixture out on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Try to keep it in an even layer.
- Bake at 350-F for 20 minutes then stir, being careful not to break up too many of the big chunks. Try to turn the granola over – a flipper can help.
- Bake for another 15-20 minutes or until the granola is golden brown.
- Let it cool completely before serving or packaging. Enjoy!