Vanilla Almond Granola (8 Elements)


Candy & crunchy vanilla almond granola is simple to make and tastes a few thousand occasions higher than store-bought. Healthful oats and almonds cluster along with the candy flavors of maple syrup and vanilla, with out the lengthy checklist of unrecognizable elements. Sprinkle it over yogurt for breakfast or take pleasure in it by itself as a snack you possibly can tackle the go—this scrumptious home made granola is a reader favourite for a cause!

vanilla almond granola in white bowl with fresh berries and spoonful of yogurt.

I’ve a number of recipes for home made granola on my website, like pumpkin spice granola and chocolate peanut butter granola, however this vanilla almond granola is the gold customary. My flagship granola, if you’ll. Fragrant vanilla, pure maple, almond, and cinnamon mingle collectively in good concord, chew after crunchy chew. These things is significantly the most effective.

I initially printed this recipe on my web site again in 2014, and I nonetheless make it commonly. Sprinkled on yogurt or oatmeal, served in a bowl with milk, used as a garnish on maple vanilla baked pears or a bowl of recent berries, or just loved with a spoon, my vanilla almond granola is a staple in lots of different kitchens, too:

One reader, Sheila, commented: “This granola is scrumptious and really easy to make. My husband, who by no means met a granola he favored, places this on his oatmeal each morning and on his yogurt as properly. I’ll by no means purchase granola once more. I added some pepitas earlier than cooking and cranberries afterward... ★★★★★”

One reader, Christina, commented: “I’ve made this granola so many occasions that I’ve misplaced rely. My family and friends all love ‘my’ (i.e., Sally’s!) granola and I get so many requests to make it! It’s nice to have readily available for a fast breakfast for the youngsters nevertheless it’s uncommon that it lasts greater than a day in our home! ★★★★★”

And one reader, Brittany, commented: “I made this twice simply this week! My entire household completely loves it! So glad for a more healthy and tastier choice to store-bought and it’s so fast and straightforward to make. Can’t go unsuitable with this recipe! ★★★★★”

tall jar of vanilla granola with sliced almonds.

Right here’s Why You’ll Love This Granola

  • 8 easy, recognizable elements
  • Crunchy, nutty, somewhat salty, somewhat candy
  • Sweetened naturally with pure maple syrup—no refined sugars
  • As scrumptious as a snack by itself as it’s over yogurt for breakfast
  • Not like store-bought granola, you’ve management over the elements
  • Straightforward to make—solely 3 steps! Fantastic recipe for newbie bakers
  • And home made granola makes an amazing present!
  • Vegan, egg free, and gluten free (if utilizing certified-GF oats)

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8 Easy, Recognizable Elements

  1. Oats: Old school entire rolled oats are key on this recipe, making up the majority of the dry elements. I don’t suggest fast or prompt oats right here.
  2. Sliced Almonds: Almonds add crunch, texture, and taste. I normally use sliced, however you need to use slivered or roughly chopped almonds as an alternative. Uncooked or roasted—the selection is yours!
  3. Cinnamon: A bit cinnamon lends its heat to the flavour of this granola.
  4. Salt: Only a pinch, to boost all of the flavors.
  5. Pure Maple Syrup: Pure maple syrup provides taste and sweetness, and also you’ll admire that the sugar on this recipe is pure and unrefined. It additionally helps bind the elements collectively.
  6. Coconut Oil: Don’t go away this out! Coconut oil is the important thing to the CRUNCH in each cluster, identical to after we make granola clusters. You should utilize vegetable oil or melted butter as an alternative if wanted.
  7. Almond Extract: A contact of almond extract provides the BEST taste to this granola. The scent brings to thoughts sugar cookies and birthday cake pancakes!
  8. Vanilla Extract: We’re utilizing a complete Tablespoon, for max vanilla taste.
ingredients pictured in bowls including oats, maple syrup, vanilla extract, almonds, and coconut oil.

Learn how to Make Vanilla Almond Granola in 3 Steps

This recipe solely has 3 steps. That’s it! Truthfully, it’s beginning to sound like going to the shop to purchase granola is far more work.

  1. Combine collectively dry elements.
  2. Combine collectively moist elements.
  3. Mix the moist + dry, unfold on a baking sheet, and bake for 45 minutes, stirring each quarter-hour.
wet granola mixture mixed together in glass bowl with red spatula.
close-up of wet granola oat mixture before baking.

Let the granola cool utterly on the baking sheet. That is the place a whole lot of the crispy-crunchiness occurs.

homemade vanilla almond granola spread on lined baking sheet with a couple fresh strawberries and blueberries.
bowl of homemade granola with fresh berries on blue plate.

When you’ve tried these naturally sweetened, nutty clusters, I’m assured you received’t wish to return to the dear store-bought stuff.

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