Almond Butter Granola

This Almond Butter Granola is made with a base of old fashioned oats mixed with almond butter, honey and coconut butter. Then it is loaded up with whole almonds, chopped walnuts, pecan pieces, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, dried cranberries and dark chocolate chips.

Almond Butter Granola

My mom has been making homemade granola for years. She makes a killer chocolate peanut butter granola from which this Almond Butter Granola is adapted. She used to send it to me in college care packages and whenever we go home there is always at least 1 gallon sized bag of it in the refrigerator 😉

Almond Butter Granola

Granola is one of those dangerous foods where you may very easily find yourself eating a whole jar without noticing. It has that nibble effect because each bite is different and there really aren’t any defined portions. So when you finish a whole jar you think “hmm… I probably shouldn’t have eaten all of that” instead of “wow, I can’t believe I just ate a dozen cookies”. You just had a few extra nibbles instead of 8 extra cookies so you don’t really feel guilty… until that inevitable stomachache hits and then you just feel bad.

So let this be my warning to you — store granola in small jars 🙂

Almond Butter Granola

Granola is an everyday, all-day type of food. There are no rules as to when you should eat it or how. It’s a completely acceptable breakfast, eaten with yogurt, fruit, on a smoothie, in a bowl with milk, or dry by the handful. After breakfast it can serve as a snack any time of day and is also makes a great dessert option. It’s super snackable!

Almond Butter Granola

 

The base of this Almond Butter Granola is old fashioned oats, almond butter, honey and coconut butter. The add-ins are whole almonds, chopped walnuts, pecan pieces, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, dried cranberries and dark chocolate chips. You can of course substitute any of the add-ins for something else or leave any out if you don’t care for them.

Almond Butter Granola

For the best results don’t add the coconut, cranberries or chocolate chips until about the last 5-10 minutes of bake time. If you add them at the beginning they will burn and give the whole batch a burnt taste.

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Almond Butter Granola


  • Author: Sprinkles and Sea Salt

Description

This Almond Butter Granola is made with a base of old fashioned oats mixed with almond butter, honey and coconut butter. Then it is loaded up with whole almonds, chopped walnuts, pecan pieces, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, dried cranberries and dark chocolate chips.


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Ingredients

6 cups rolled old fashioned oats

2 cups smooth almond butter, divided

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup coconut butter, melted

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 cup whole almonds

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup pecan pieces

1/2 cup roasted pumpkin seeds

1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup dark chocolate chips


Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 300°F

Add oats to a large bowl

In a medium sized bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups almond butter, honey and melted coconut butter

Pour mixture over oats, toss to coat evenly

Add the salt and pumpkin pie spice, mix

Mix in almonds, walnuts, pecans and pumpkin seeds

Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper

Spread granola in a single layer filling both pans

Bake for 40 minutes

Remove from oven, return to large bowl

Add coconut, cranberries and chocolate chips*, mix

Spread back onto the baking sheets

Heat 1/2 cup almond butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds so it is pourable

Drizzle the almond butter over the granola

Return the granola to the oven

Bake for 5-10 more minutes**

Remove from oven, cool

Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for lasting freshness


Notes

*Add at this step so the coconut, cranberries and chocolate don’t get burnt

**check it every few minutes until it is browned to your liking

Keywords: #almondbuttergranola, #homemadegranola

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