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Maple Almond Granola Recipe

Maple Almond Granola Recipe

I woke up really early the other morning, which is a pretty common occurrence.   I can never sleep in, even on weekends. Josh was still snoring away so I tip toed out of the room and decided to make a batch of granola.

I looked around in the pantry and decided to make Maple Almond Granola. I love that granola is so versatile and pantry friendly. I just used what ingredients we had at home and came up with a fantastic recipe.

I started with oats, added in almonds, wheat germ, cinnamon, and brown sugar. We were out of honey, so I used maple syrup and agave nectar instead-which added the perfect amount of sweetness. I tossed in raisins after the granola was done baking.

For breakfast, I enjoyed freshly baked granola with homemade yogurt. It was the perfect way to start the day.

The wonderful aroma of the granola eventually woke Josh up, but I told him, “If you snooze you lose!” Just kidding-he couldn’t have taste the granola because of the nuts so I made him steel cut oats instead:)

Maple Almond Granola

Ingredients:

2 cups rolled oats
1 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 T dark brown sugar
3 T pure maple syrup
2 T canola oil
2 T agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup raisins

Directions:

1. In a medium bowl, mix the oats, almonds, wheat germ, salt, cinnamon, and brown sugar together.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, canola oil, agave nectar, and vanilla. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well. I do this with my clean hands.

3. Spread the mixture out onto a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 300 degrees, stirring occasionally. I probably stir every 7 minutes or so. Take the granola out as soon as it starts to brown.

4. Stir in the raisins and cool completely. Store in an air tight container.

If you like this granola, you might also like:

Granola with Coconut, Dried Cranberries, and Almonds from Two Peas and Their Pod
Honey Cinnamon Granola from Two Peas and Their Pod
Peanut Butter Granola from How Sweet It Is
Maple Pumpkin Granola from Visions of Sugar Plum
Granola Parfaits from White On Rice Couple

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76 Responses to “Maple Almond Granola Recipe”

  1. 1
    Rosa — February 24, 2010 @ 5:04 am

    With yoghurt, yummy!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Jessica — February 24, 2010 @ 5:08 am

    I definitely want to start making my own yogurt. I spend so much money on it each week that I think it would be totally worth it. Your granola looks delish!

  3. 3
    Estela @ Weekly Bite — February 24, 2010 @ 5:13 am

    I love making my own granola! I just started making it over the summer. Its so easy, I don’t know why I waited so long! This recipe looks great!

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    Erica — February 24, 2010 @ 5:32 am

    Just perfect. Love granola. I’m with Jessica- I want to start making my own yogurt to- its been on my to do list for quite some time now! Hope you’re having a good week <3!

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    kat — February 24, 2010 @ 6:51 am

    That sounds like a wonderful way to wake up!

  6. 6
    leslie — February 24, 2010 @ 7:03 am

    I love homemake granola. I need to get my lazy butt of the couch and make some!

  7. 7
    Lori — February 24, 2010 @ 7:10 am

    I really need to make a batch of granola. This one sounds great with the maple syrup. A perfect match for yogurt.

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    Cathy — February 24, 2010 @ 7:25 am

    This looks fantastic!! I love granola, and I’m looking for ways to use up wheat germ. This is perfect!

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    megan — February 24, 2010 @ 7:39 am

    I’ve been loving my granola and homemade yogurt. But I’m tired of making it in a thermos. Your right, I really do need to get a yogurt maker! Your granola looks awesome! Love that pic where it’s falling out!

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    Double Dipped Life — February 24, 2010 @ 8:22 am

    I really need to start making my own granola! Especially now that I’m making my own yogurt! I’ll come here for recipes.

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    Cookiepie — February 24, 2010 @ 8:36 am

    Homemade granola is the best!! Yours looks great – love the maple in there.

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    Cookin' Canuck — February 24, 2010 @ 9:10 am

    Paired with yogurt, this sounds like the perfect way to start the day!

  13. 13
    Tracey — February 24, 2010 @ 9:40 am

    Yum – this looks great! I rarely, if ever, make my own granola but I really should do it more often. So easy and delicious!

  14. 14
    Rose — February 24, 2010 @ 9:41 am

    Mmmm sounds marvelous! I’m a huge fan of oats in any fashion, but granola is guaranteed to make me come back for more!

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    laura — February 24, 2010 @ 9:50 am

    yum! i’m always looking for a new granola recipe and this looks great.

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    Nastassia (LetMeEatCake) — February 24, 2010 @ 10:02 am

    i have one go to granola recipe and i really love making it when i have time. the way it makes the house smell and the satisfying feeling of fresh warm granola, i love it! thanks for sharing the tip that you can sub maple syrup for honey i would have never thought to do that.

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    Bob — February 24, 2010 @ 10:06 am

    I’ve never made my own granola, although I have been meaning to. Looks like a great recipe!

  18. 18
    stephchows — February 24, 2010 @ 10:15 am

    granola is the best thing to make when you have a pantry full of random :)

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    Sara — February 24, 2010 @ 10:46 am

    I wish you were my neighbor so you could make granola in the morning and then bring me some! :) This sounds great and I cannot wait to make it.

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    beth aka confusedhomemaker — February 24, 2010 @ 11:06 am

    I love homemade granola :) I wish I made it more often, lately I feel like I’ve slacked in this area. And yours looks perfect for a nice breakfast, yum.

  21. 21
    Elle — February 24, 2010 @ 11:07 am

    I love love love homemade granola! Even better with maple in it!

  22. 22
    Marla (Family Fresh Cooking) — February 24, 2010 @ 11:16 am

    Homemade granola is so yummy. I love when it is still warm from the oven. Lovely post! A nice “quiet” recipe that you can do while others are still sleeping.

  23. 23
    Kare — February 24, 2010 @ 11:29 am

    Those photos make my stomach growl! I bought some agave nectar a few weeks ago, but haven’t done anything with it – I think I need to try this recipe.

  24. 24
    Amanda — February 24, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

    Thanks for the comment! This granola looks yummy…I love new variations. I think I will make this today because I have all the ingredients! :)

  25. 25
    beth — February 24, 2010 @ 1:06 pm

    I’m like you, I have never been able to have a lie in (unless Im hungover!!) and now I don’t get the opportunity to anyway with two smal kids. I bet the smell was divine

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    Rachel (S[d]OC) — February 24, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

    A pity he couldn’t eat it. I was thinking homemade granola would be such a wonderful thing to wake up to. I can’t sleep in either. I should be making my husband a better breakfast.

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    Pam — February 24, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

    I can’t sleep in either – once I am up, I am up. This granola sounds wonderful, I love that you used maple.

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    Rhandi — February 24, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

    Sounds super yummy! This recipe is almost the same as mine but I haven’t added wheat germ and I will throw it in next time I make Granola. Thanks!

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    Sarah, Maison Cupcake — February 24, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

    I wish I could potter around the house undisturbed in the morning, my husband always decides to get up aswell and hover about in the way.
    I’ve never made my own granola, it looks really good.

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    Michelle — February 24, 2010 @ 2:29 pm

    Homemade granola is the best. I love to eat it on icecream, yogurt and just by itself with milk. You recipe looks really good!

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    Cheri — February 24, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    I love maple anything. And, this looks delish!

  32. 32
    grace — February 24, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

    if you’re gonna make one thing at home and never buy it at the store, it should be granola. that’s my belief. and i’m with you–i get an early start on the baking practically every morning!

  33. 33
    Brittany — February 24, 2010 @ 3:07 pm

    Looks awesome :) I keep meaning to thank you for posting your list of Christmas gift ideas! I sent it to my mom & ended up with a homemade yogurt maker. We LOVE it! Thanks for the awesome idea!

  34. 34
    Lori Lynn — February 24, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    Sounds like a terrific granola recipe. I’m an early riser too. And love waking up, getting my coffee, then cooking something, anything…
    LL

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    Joanne — February 24, 2010 @ 4:09 pm

    I have such issues sleeping in as well! It is so frustrating. At least you got this delicious granola out of the deal.

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    Megan — February 24, 2010 @ 6:12 pm

    I love those quiet moments in the morning when I get inspired to bake something. It definitely gets me starting the day in a good mood. Freshly baked granola and yogurt sounds like a perfect breakfast to me!

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    Laurie — February 24, 2010 @ 6:56 pm

    I love maple syrup.. it’s one of those flavors I cook with as often as I can, just like bourbon vanilla. It’s so intoxicating!
    This is a wonderful recipe for granola.. thanks for sharing!

  38. 38
    JOSH LICHTY — February 24, 2010 @ 10:10 pm

    I WAS NOT SNORING

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    Amy(Super Healthy Kids) — February 25, 2010 @ 7:11 am

    We love Agave! My kids always put it on toast.
    I’m an early riser too. Sometimes up befor the kids on Christmas :)

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    teresa — February 25, 2010 @ 8:09 am

    this is the perfect way to start the day!

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