Honey Nut Granola

Posted by Donna on 4:58 PM with No comments
January 30, 2015 |

Granola is an easy, healthy snack. Munch on it by the handful, tossed in your ice cream, yogurt or oatmeal or enjoy it with cold milk and fresh fruit. Made with rolled oats, coconut, agave nectar and nuts, not only is it good and good for you, it’s super easy to make.

I like the nuts finely ground, but a combination of fine and coarse nuts will give the granola a different, crunchier texture.

In less than an hour, you’ve got a wonderful, nutty, satisfying snack that, if you’re not careful, will disappear as quickly as you can make it! Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds or cashews
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar/honey mix
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the oats, coconut, salt, and brown sugar into a large bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Using a food processor, blender or hand chopper (I love my Kitchen Aid chopper for this) crush the nuts until they are finely ground. Pour them into the bowl with the oat mix.
  4. Combine the agave/honey and coconut oil and heat in a small microwaveable bowl for 45 seconds. Stir to dissolve the coconut oil, then add the vanilla and almond extract.
  5. Pour the honey mixture over the oats, and stir so that they are evenly coated.
  6. Pour the oats evenly onto a parchment lined, lipped baking sheet.
  7. Bake the oats for 6 minutes then stir them around a bit. Bake for 6 more minutes.
  8. Remove from baking sheet from the oven and let the granola cool.
  9. After it cools completely, break the granola into clusters and store it in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.