Easy & Quick Homemade Almond Vanilla Granola

by Krista on November 1, 2013 · 36 comments

Homemade Almond Vanilla Granola

A Homemade Almond Vanilla Granola with subtle hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.

Ok, so I don’t know if you caught it, but last month I totally forgot about Real Men Cook day. A day that is dedicated to our men and to help them learn how to cook. {if they don’t know already}

My husband is a big breakfast fan. He starts his mornings very early to try and beat traffic.  So he doesn’t always have time to make something extravagant, and I like my bed to much to get out. {just being honest}  Well, I have made him his favorite Delicious Coffee Cake, but that’s a night before kinda thing. :)

Normally, he will grab a bowl of cereal and head out. Quick, easy, and satisfying. His cereal of choice is granola. Nowadays you can get some pretty decent granola in the organic section but I wanted to experiment and see how it would turn out if I made it at home.

SUCCESS!

This Almond Vanilla Granola made the house smell heavenly while it was baking. So if anything you can use it to make your house smell better. But I would recommend eating it! hehe. It was super easy to make and had delightful hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Best of all, my husband loved it. I see lots of homemade granola recipes in my future and hopefully yours! :)

To get started, preheat over to 325º.  In a large bowl, toss 2 cups old fashioned oats, 1/2 cup of sliced almonds, 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Set aside.

Homemade Almond Vanilla Granola 4In a small bowl, mix the wet ingredients, 4 tablespoons of melted coconut oil {or butter}, 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup, and 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.

Homemade Almond Vanilla Granola 1Pour wet mixture over dry mixture and toss to coat everything.

Homemade Almond Vanilla Granola 6On a baking sheet, place either a silicon baking mat or wax paper and then spread granola mixture out across entire pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until granola is slightly browned. {I did 35 and it was perfect} You will want to turn the granola every 10 minutes so it doesn’t burn. :)

Homemade Almond Vanilla Granola 3Remove from oven and let cool.

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5.0 from 2 reviews
Homemade Almond Vanilla Granola
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 2 Tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoon of coconut oil, melted {or butter}
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. To get started, preheat over to 325º.
  2. In a large bowl, toss old fashioned oats, sliced almonds, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the wet ingredients, melted coconut oil {or butter}, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.
  4. Pour wet mixture over dry mixture and toss to coat everything.
  5. On a baking sheet, place either a silicon baking mat or wax paper. Then spread granola mixture out across entire pan.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until granola is slightly browned. {I did 35 minutes and it was perfect} You will want to turn the granola every 10 minutes so it doesn't burn. :)
  7. Remove from oven and let cool.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Table for Two Blog

 


{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary Ellen November 1, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Pinned this for later. Looks awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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Krista November 1, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Great! It was delicious! I hope you get a chance to try it Mary Ellen, thanks for stopping by!

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Kathy November 1, 2013 at 8:10 AM

I love making homemade granola! Your versions sounds fabulous!

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Krista November 1, 2013 at 8:35 AM

I’ve never made it before, but I am officially a homemade granola convert! Sooo yummy, and so easy! Totally didn’t know. :) Thanks for stopping by Kathy, hope you have a great rest of the day!

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Deauna November 1, 2013 at 8:11 AM

This looks delicious! I love finding new granola recipes.

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Krista November 1, 2013 at 8:36 AM

:) Me too! Although, I love finding recipes in general.. hehe.. what can I say. I LOVE FOOD! :) Thanks for stopping by Deauna! Have a great rest of the weekend!

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Julie @ Table for Two November 1, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Looks awesome! Glad you enjoyed it!

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Krista November 1, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Yes! Loved it, {in fact I may be hiding it from my husband, hehe} thank you so much Julie!

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Sandra November 1, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Can’t wait to try this one, love granola. Coming over from the daily blog boost.

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Krista November 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Thanks Sandra, its a good one. The cinnamon and nutmeg in this are my favorite! :) Headed over to share the love!

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Melanie @ Carmel Moments November 1, 2013 at 8:56 AM

What is it about granola? I don’t know. But it’s so dang delicious! Looks great.

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Krista November 1, 2013 at 12:57 PM

I know right?! I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert! :) Thanks for stopping by Melanie!

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor November 1, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Love homemade granola and this one sounds perfect!

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Krista November 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM

I am starting to love it now too! Thanks Ashley!

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Megan - The Emotional Baker November 1, 2013 at 1:27 PM

I love making granola! The flavor possibilities are endless. This one sounds great. On my list to try!

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Krista November 2, 2013 at 2:14 PM

I know right!? Thats what I love about it the most, can’t wait to try other flavor combinations. :) Thanks for stopping by Megan!

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Laura@baking in pyjamas November 2, 2013 at 1:53 PM

I love granola and almond and vanilla sounds like a very tasty combination! Visiting from Best Of The Weekend.

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Krista November 2, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Oh, it is delicious Laura, just had some more this morning and decided I need to make another batch! :) Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cindy Eikenberg November 3, 2013 at 6:25 AM

Krista, this looks amazing! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning and sharing! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and happy Sunday!

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Krista November 3, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Thanks so much sweet friend, it was so fun making and smelling as it baked yum! :) Always love coming to the party you ladies throw! Thanks for the pin and sharing!

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Amber November 4, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Saved! Thank you :)

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Krista November 4, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Awesome! Thanks Amber, hope you get a chance to make it! :)

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Meghan @ The Tasty Fork November 6, 2013 at 8:21 AM

I LOVE making my own granola. Using coconut oil is such a great idea!! I need to try this tip! I’m sharing this recipe on facebook today and pinning!

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Krista November 6, 2013 at 12:18 PM

First time making granola at home and I’m addicted! :) I’ll have to look at a couple of your recipes, they’re always good! Thanks for the pin and sharing on FB! You rock! Have a great rest of the day Meghan!

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Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) November 8, 2013 at 2:25 PM

This looks so good! My kids would love it!

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Krista November 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

I think you would love it too! :) My husband and I are addicted, sooo good!

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Gabriella January 6, 2014 at 10:42 AM

I found your recipe on ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com link-up. I’m always trying to find an authentic as well as tasty granola recipe – this one looks good! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

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Krista January 6, 2014 at 6:14 PM

awesome! So glad you found me, thats what I love about those linkups. Always find something new and fun to try! Hope you love this recipe as much as us, the spices in it are awesome! :)

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Marguerite February 23, 2014 at 11:13 AM

I made this and love it. If I keep it in an airtight container, how long will it keep? Do you think it’s ok to freeze?
Thanks!

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Krista February 23, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Awesome, so glad to hear it Marguerite! I’ve had the granola in my pantry for about a month and it is still fine. :) But probably no longer than that. As far as freezing it, I would again store it in an air tight container and then for best quality keep no longer than 3 months. Hope that helps girl, glad you liked it! :)

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Don March 24, 2014 at 12:40 PM

I love the taste of the Granola but it’s very crumbly. How do I make it to where there are nice chunks of granola?

Thanks!

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Krista March 25, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Hey Don, I would maybe use 1/4 -1/2 cup less of the oats and then let it sit on the baking pan for 10-15 minutes after it comes out of the oven. I’ve had hits and misses with the chunks too, hope that helps! Let me know if you get those chunks!

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Stacy Myers July 8, 2014 at 1:01 PM

This is fantastic! It’s so full of flavor – we like it with vanilla yogurt and fresh peaches. YUMMY! That’s what I’ve had for lunch two days in a row. :-) I doubled the recipe except for the maple syrup and nuts and it seemed like just enough liquid. Thank you!

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Krista July 10, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Awesome! So glad you like it Stacy and I so need to try it with the peaches, perfect for this time of year!

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