Using rolled oats, nuts, honey, and vanilla to make homemade honey almond granola. Make your granola to save some money.
Honey almond granola cooked at home
For a while now, we’ve been experimenting with making our own Honey Almond Granola. We don’t eat a lot of breakfast, but we also feel cranky if we don’t eat anything before noon.
So we came up with a few easy breakfast ideas for the week. Our favorite pairing for this handmade granola is yogurt.
Making Honey Almond Granola at Home
Although we enjoy store-bought granola, it can be pricey and frequently contains too much sugar. Our solution is the granola recipe below.
It costs a lot less than what we can purchase at the shop (especially since we almost always have old-fashioned oats, honey, and vanilla on hand).
Although we added almonds, you can add anything from your cupboard; pecans would be fantastic! It’s adaptable.
We also adore the fact that this granola recipe uses honey. It tastes better than normal sugar and is pure. (We enjoy utilizing pure local honey.) We also don’t use a lot of honey.
I prefer the granola to be mildly sweetened rather than overly sweet.
Melted butter is a lovely fat, but extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, or nut oils would be equally good.
Rolling oats and almond slices are simply mixed with butter or oil, honey, and vanilla extract before being spread out on a baking pan.
The baking time for the granola will be between 20 and 30 minutes.
Give the granola a nice stir a couple of times while it bakes. The granola will be crunchy and golden brown when it’s finished. When cooled, consume alone, with milk or yogurt. Even longer—up to two weeks!
Honey Almond Granola
|10 minutes for preparation
40 minutes total
Granola is easy to make at home. Almond slices and rolled oats form the base, but you could add more. The list can go on and on with raisins, currants, different kinds of nuts, dried figs, cherries, etc.
Think of making your granola as spring cleaning your pantry. Do you still have a few nuts in a bag in the back of your pantry? To your granola, add it.
YOU WILL NEED
- 2 cups (170 grams) old fashioned rolled oats
- 3/4 cup (75 grams) sliced almonds
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (substitute with melted coconut oil or butter)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons pure honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of sea salt
- Set 350°F oven temperature. Aluminum foil or parchment paper should be used to line a baking sheet.
- Oats and almond slices are combined in a medium bowl. Olive oil, honey, vanilla essence, cinnamon, and a dash of salt should be combined in a small basin before adding the oats and nuts and tossing to combine.
- Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring every 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown. Check your granola every few minutes as the baking time approaches the end to keep it from over-browning.
- The granola should be moved to a cooling rack and allowed to cool entirely. Granola can be kept refrigerated for up to two weeks in an airtight container.
NUTRITION PER SERVING
Serving Size 1/4 cup / Calories 161 / Protein 4 g / Carbohydrate 18 g / Dietary Fiber 3 g / Total Sugars 6 g / Total Fat 9 g / Saturated Fat 1 g / Cholesterol 0 mg