Almond Butter Granola

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Almond Butter Granola-easy homemade granola made with almond butter. Enjoy for breakfast or as a healthy snack! 

Almond Butter Granola Recipe

I love making homemade granola. It’s so simple and always tastes much better than store bought granola. This easy Almond Butter Granola is my new favorite recipe. I made it because I wanted a healthy snack, but I ended up eating most of the pan by myself, so I guess there went the healthy part. Oops! I made it again and put it away in glass jars so I wouldn’t eat it all in one sitting and so I would have some in our pantry for breakfast and snacking. It is great to have on hand.

Almond Butter Granola Recipe

The secret ingredient is almond butter, well I guess it really isn’t a secret because I already told you it was Almond Butter Granola, but the almond butter is the key to this granola. It gives it the BEST flavor and makes the granola crisp and clumpy. I like to use Justin’s Maple Almond Butter, but any almond butter will work. You can use your favorite.

Almond Butter Granola Recipe

I mix almond butter with pure maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. I pour the mixture over oats, almonds, flaxseed, cinnamon, and sea salt. Bake until the granola gets nice and toasty and then let it cool on the pan. If you want the granola to be clumpy, DON’T stir the granola on the pan while it is cooling. It will set up and clump up as it cools.

You can eat the Almond Butter Granola with yogurt, milk, or you can eat it right from the pan. I had handful after handful. You can store it in glass jars or an airtight container for up to one month. I don’t think our granola will ever last that long because it is SO good, I can never stop eating it. Good thing it is super easy to make, I don’t mind making it over and over! Enjoy!

How to Make Homemade Granola

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Almond Butter Granola Recipe

Almond Butter Granola

This easy homemade granola is great for breakfast or snacking.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats or gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, flaxseed, cinnamon, and salt. Stir until combined and set aside.
  3. In a medium microwave safe bowl, combine the almond butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Microwave for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir until smooth and combined. Pour mixture over oat mixture. Pour onto a large baking sheet that has been lined with parchement paper or a Silpat baking mat. Spread out the granola evenly on the pan.
  4. Bake granola for 30 minutes, stirring once, or until granola is slightly golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely on the baking sheet. Don't stir while cooling.
  5. Note-the granola will keep in an airtight container or glass jar for up to one month.

Maria

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Whoa! Almond butter and almonds?! This looks absolutely delicious and its simplicity makes it even more appealing! I love that the added sugar is minimal (you can omit maple syrup altogether if you choose). Going to make ASAP! What an awesome snack. Thanks 🙂

  2. Yes! Every time I see a recipe for granola, I think to myself, “I need to make that!” Something about seeing granola makes me crave it instantly. Your recipe looks so yummy. Love that it uses coconut oil, too!

  3. Great recipe, thank you for sharing it!  The only change I made was to add some almond extract (used vanilla as well). 

  4. I am planning to make this tonight, but realized I don’t have coconut oil. Is it possible to substitute with something else? What do you think would be the best option? THANKS!

  5. I made this tonight and it did not clump at all. Not enough liquid or did I bake it too long? It still tastes good, just a bit dry.

  6. What temp do you cook at it ? as I have fan assisted oven and it looks amazing 🙂 can’t wait I make this !!!

    Thanks 🙂 


  7. This is a tasty granola recipe that is not too sweet. It will make a great addition to my morning yogurt. Thanks!


  8. Maria,  just wanted to tell you how great this granola is!  It is so hard to find a recipe for granola that is not full of sugar, and this one is not only delicious, but so healthy!  I made a big batch, and also added a few tablespoons of steelcut oats for added texture. This is definitely our new family favorite! Thanks!


  9. I have made this recipe and am going to make another batch today. I have too say I dislike when folks review recipes with changes, but this one is worth entertaining this option.  It’s not as healthy, but it’s an amazing treat.   I left out the flax because it showed up as a possible allergen, and added a heaping tablespoon of almond paste, finely chopped and mixed in just before baking.  I don’t eat lots of grain, so this is for when I want a healthier treat.   It’s perfect for topping yogurt or on frozen banana whip.   


  10. SO GOOD!!! Thanks for the recipe. I didn’t have flaxseed and used an egg white mixed w/ (2) tablespoons water to aid the “clumping.” Never buying from the store again!!

  11. I recently bought Almond Butter granola from Trader Joe’s and it was so good but I can’t justify the price for how fast I ate it. So excited to try this recipe, hope it’s even better than what I was eating!

    1. No, they are two different things. Butter will make it too greasy. And almond butter is what gives it its flavor.

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