It’s been a hot minute since I made homemade granola! Who else loves a good crunch with a yogurt parfait or on-top of a smoothie bowl? This girl does!
Granola oftentimes gets a bad rap because many store bought ones are high in fat, calories, and sugar. While all of that is true, you can make granola in the luxury of your own home CHEAPER than you can buy it and you can make it more nutrient dense!
In this recipe, I use old fashioned oats (complex carb + soluble fiber), chia seeds (rich in omega 3 fatty acids + fiber), whole almonds (healthy fat + protein), and dark chocolate (antioxidant) as the base. Some other additives: maple syrup (only 2 tablespoons for the whole batch), unsweetened coconut flakes, stevia sweetened chocolate chips, and coconut oil. Find full FREE printable recipe down below!
NOTE: If you like things a little sweeter, feel free to bump up the maple syrup to 1/4 cup instead of 2-3 tablespoons.
ALMOND JOY Granola
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 cup whole almonds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted + cooled
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2-3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips ( I like using stevia sweetened )
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- In a bowl, mix oats, chia seeds, almonds, cocoa powder and salt.
- In a separate bowl, mix melted coconut oil, vanilla, and maple syrup.
- Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients and mix well.
- Pour mixture on to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring granola halfway through.
- Add in coconut and chocolate chips and bake for additional 5 minutes.
- Allow granola to cool for 15 minutes and store in air tight container up to a week.
- Enjoy with some mixed berries + yogurt, on top of a smoothie bowl, with milk, or plain!
I hope you all enjoy this quick and easy granola recipe! Add it to your meal prep for breakfast on the go!