Don't you love it when you can re-create your favorite foods in a healthy way at home. Next to hot oatmeal, this Almond Butter Granola is one of my favorite weekday breakfast foods.
It came out wonderfully with just the right amount and size of granola clusters vs. loose crunchy oats. I made this a Cinnamon-Raisin version and the addition of coconut (I used shredded) rounded out the flavor profile perfectly.
But of course, as with any granola, there is playroom to adjust for your taste preferences by adding different dried fruit or nuts. Remember this Tropical Granola where I added candied pineapple pieces?
I especially love that this granola is made entirely without refined sugar - honey is the only sweetener in here!
For a quick breakfast add this granola to cold milk or sprinkle it over yogurt with some fresh fruit. Or pack it up for a snack on-the-go.
Coconut Almond Butter Granola
- ¼ cup almond butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups oats old-fashioned or quick cooking, just not instant
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- ¼ c raisins fruit, nuts
- Preheat your oven to 325 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat.
- In a medium-large microwave safe mixing bowl, combine the almond butter, coconut oil, and honey. Microwave for about 30 seconds, until the almond butter is slightly melted. Stir until smooth. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, shredded coconut and oats and stir until everything is combined.
- Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from the oven and stir in the raisins while turning/flipping the granola. Bake an additional 10 minutes.
- Allow the granola to cool before transferring to a storage container.
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Almond granola typically consists of rolled oats, almonds, a sweetener such as honey or maple syrup, and various flavorings such as cinnamon, vanilla, or coconut. It can also include other ingredients like dried fruits, seeds, and sometimes even chocolate chips for added texture and flavor.
Yes, granola can be enjoyed with almond milk. Almond milk is a popular non-dairy milk alternative that pairs well with granola due to its nutty flavor. It provides a creamy and slightly sweet complement to the crunchy texture of the granola, making for a delightful breakfast or snack.
Granola butter goes well with various foods such as toast, bagels, or even fruit slices like apples or bananas. It can also be used as a dip for pretzels, crackers, or celery sticks. The creamy texture and nutty flavor of granola butter make it a versatile and delicious spread for a range of snacks and meals.
Almond butter can be enjoyed in numerous ways, such as spread on toast, drizzled over oatmeal or yogurt, or used as a dip for fruits like apples and strawberries. It can also be added to smoothies, used in baking recipes, or mixed into sauces and dressings to add a nutty richness and depth of flavor.