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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Honey and Almond Granola

Needing to think about breakfast? Think about this, Honey and Almond Granola has no refined sugar and only takes 30 minutes in the oven! This is the recipe that got me going with homemade granola! Because why buy granola at the market when it is this quick and easy to make?


We are big granola fans in this house, well OK, me more than my husband. And with oats being so versatile there is absolutely no reason not to eat them as often as possible. I always have at least two flavors of granola ready and in the cupboard. Plus the best part is, that you can make any flavor of granola you want! While I definitely want it to taste good delicious, I also choose ingredients for their nutritional value. Eating well should always taste good! 


You will find that this tasty batch of Honey and Almond Granola also includes pumpkin seeds along with almonds. Both are good sources of Magnesium which we all need for good health. You might notice that I did not add dried fruit to this granola recipe. But truthfully, I never do! Often it becomes hard in the baking process. Also, I figure each person can choose their own fruit from the pantry, enjoying something new each morning... 


Honey and Almond Granola is a great recipe for using coconut oil, providing another type of fat, for the day. And I always add coconut shreds for another source of fiber. The amount of honey listed in the recipe provides a medium level of sweetness, if you prefer more sweetness, you may add more, however, the baking time will probably need to be adjusted, as more honey equals more moisture to bake out. And while I am not a nutritionist, I have researched the nutritional values of the ingredients used. 

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • oatmeal
  • sliced almonds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • shredded coconut
  • coconut oil
  • honey 
  • molasses
  • salt 
  • vanilla
You will also need the following:
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • large bowl 
  • large rimmed pan
  • silicone spatula
  • kitchen spoon
  • storage container with a tight-fitting lid
Now we are ready to begin!


Honey and Almond Granola 

Honey and Almond Granola
by the seat of my pants!
350-degree oven
UPDATED: 07.02.2022

5 c old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 - 2 c sliced almonds
1 c pumpkin seeds
1 c coconut shreds – unsweetened

1/2 c coconut oil, melted
1 c honey
1 T molasses
1/4 t salt
1 t vanilla

Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Melt the coconut oil and stir in the honey, molasses, vanilla, and salt. 

Pour over the oat mixture, and stir well to coat each piece evenly. 

Transfer to a large flat roasting pan. 

Bake 15 minutes, stir well, bringing contents from the corner of the pan to the center, and from the bottom of the pan to the top. 

Honey and Almond Granola With NO Refined Sugar

Bake 10 more minutes, stirring once again, and then bake the final 5-10 minutes, or until a deeper golden brown color is achieved if desired. 

Let cool in the pan for about 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to prevent the mixture from turning into one giant granola bar! You might want to set a timer for this part also...

Let cool completely. 

Transfer to a lidded container, and keep sealed tightly for freshness. 

Storage options for Honey Almond and Granola. Keep tightly covered to prevent moisture from entering and store for up to three months. Also, you may keep Honey and Almond Granola in the freezer for up to six months. 


UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Honey Almond Granola has been included below. 
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Printable "copy and paste" version:

Honey Almond Granola
by the seat of my pants!
350-degree oven

5 c old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 - 2 c sliced almonds
1 c pumpkin seeds
1 c coconut shreds – unsweetened

1/2 c coconut oil, melted
1 c honey
1 T molasses
1/4 t salt
1 t vanilla

Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Melt the coconut oil and stir in the honey, molasses, vanilla, and salt. 

Pour over the oat mixture, and stir well to coat each piece evenly. 

Transfer to a large flat roasting pan. 

Bake 15 minutes, stir well, bringing contents from the corner of the pan to the center, and from the bottom of the pan to the top. 

Bake 10 more minutes, stirring once again, and then bake the final 5-10 minutes, or until a deeper golden brown color is achieved if desired. 

Let cool in the pan for about 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to prevent the mixture from turning into one giant granola bar! You might want to set a timer for this part also...

Let cool completely. 

Transfer to a lidded container, and keep sealed tightly for freshness. 

Storage options for Honey Almond and Granola. Keep tightly covered to prevent moisture from entering and store for up to three months. Also, you may keep Honey and Almond Granola in the freezer for up to six months. 

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  1. That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

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