Make Ahead

Honey Vanilla AlmondĀ Granola

December 16, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Makes 16 Cups
Author Notes

A simple and delicious granola recipe. I searched for a ton of various granola recipes and just adapted all the most basic ingredients in all of them. I am also a sucker for coconut oil in baking so any recipe that calls for any type of vegetable oil gets coconut oil. It makes all the difference. —Dynamite with a Laserbeam

What You'll Need
  • 10 cups old fashioned oats
  • 3 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees. Spray 2 cookie pans with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix oats and almonds.
  2. In a saucepan, heat brown sugar, oil, honey and water over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until brown sugar is melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Pour over oats and almond mixture; stir until well coated. Spread mixture evenly in pans.
  3. Bake 1 hour until golden brown (oven times vary), gently mixing granola halfway through baking. Cool completely in pans, about 1 hour. Break into pieces. Store in a tightly covered container.

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4 Reviews

Emily R. December 10, 2015
do we have to use coconut oil or can we use regular oil??
Natalie January 8, 2015
Shoukd I start with raw or toasted almonds?
Dynamite W. January 25, 2015
I used raw... they get toasted in the oven with the rest of the granola
spierson February 13, 2014
I just made this recipe and it turned out delicious. I made a couple of modifications, first I didn't have enough honey so I used half maple syrup. I also added a pinch or so of salt to the liquid mixture.