I really enjoy making my own granola since its soooo easy and you can control all the ingredients! This is one of my favorite recipes for a sweet, sticky and crunchy granola exploding with vanilla and almond flavours! Healthy, homemade granola is so fast and easy to make.
Vanilla Almond Granola
- 2 and 1/2 cups (200g) old-fashioned rolled oats
- 3/4 cup (100g) slivered almonds
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch salt (about 1/8 teaspoon)
- 1/4 cup (120ml) pure maple syrup
- 1/4 Raw Honey
- 1/4 cup (60ml) melted coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300F degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Toss the oats, almonds, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk the maple syrup and coconut oil together until combined. Whisk in the almond and vanilla extracts. Pour over the oats and toss to coat. Make sure all of the oats are moistened.
Spread onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Allow granola to cool completely – the air will help the granola obtain a crunchy texture. Granola remains fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.
Have you guys tried overnight oats? They are amazing! And, so easy to make. They literally take 5 minutes to prepare and you wake up and have something to take on the go. Here is a one recipe I enjoy!! It’s another one of those dessert for breakfast ideas!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats (Or steel cut oats)
2/3 cup of milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
Honey or Stevia for sweetness (if desired)
1/2 teaspoon of chia seeds (optional – if you add these you should add a little more milk)
1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter (I used 100% natural peanut butter)
1 Tablespoon Cocoa powder
1 banana cut into slices
Place Oats into canning jar (mason jar or like). Pour milk overtop, add sweetener (if needed) and shake well. Place the peanut butter and cocoa powder in and half of the banana. Shake again and place in the refrigerator overnight.