Sunday, May 26, 2013

Honey Almond Granola

   Warning:  This granola is highly addictive!  I don't know what it is, but I can never stop with just one handful.  Usually I'll be munching away and half the batch is gone before I even realize how much I've eaten.  Oh well, it's healthy right?  When you bake this granola be sure to press the mixture down firmly into the baking sheet and wait until it is completely cooled before
removing from the pan.  This is what forms the big clusters of granola making it perfect for snacking on.  I love mixing up a batch before road trips to keep us from loading up on less healthy treats at the gas station.  It's also great mixed in with some fruit and yogurt for breakfast.   
Want more granola?  Check out my Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola.
Honey Almond Granola
4 Cups Rolled Oats
1 Cup Sliced Almonds
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 Cup Wheat Germ
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
1/3 Cup Honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl add and stir together all of the dry ingredients.  Heat a small sauce pan over low/medium heat.  Add the coconut oil and honey.  Whisk together.  Can also be warmed in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat stirring every 30 seconds until melted and combined.  It's okay if the honey and coconut oil do not completely combine together.  Just warm and whisk until the oil and honey are melted.  Pour over the oat mixture.  Stir until completely combined.  Dump the granola into a greased rimmed baking sheet.  Spread evenly and press down firmly.  Bake in a preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes.  Cool completely before removing from pan.  Store at room temperature in an airtight container.  Enjoy!

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Kyrstin said...

Tana- I want to try this but what and where do I get wheat germ? Like Winco? Never used it.

Tanna said...

Kyrstin, I haven't used it a ton, but from what I understand: Wheat germ is the healthiest part of wheat that is removed when wheat is refined into flour. It has lots of vitamin E, folic acid, protein, and fiber. I have always bought mine at Walmart, but I think most grocery stores would carry it. I have also made this recipe without it if I am out and it works just fine. The wheat germ just helps add more good "stuff" and up the nutritional value. One of my other favorite ways to use it is to add it to my smoothies. You can't even taste it, but you still get all the benefits.

Heather May said...

I LOVE GRANOLA! I can't wait to try making this. We are now eating only organic and I am amazed to see all of the crap that companies add to it before it goes on the shelf...this will be a perfect way to enjoy it with out the crap!! Thank you for sharing at the Friday Follow Along at!!! Following

Tanna said...

Thanks Heather! Granola is one of our favorite road trip snacks. We don't eat organic, but I do love baking/cooking from scratch to avoid some of the added "stuff".

Sarah said...

I can't even count the number of times I have made this granola. It is by far our family's favorite!

Tanna said...

Sarah, I'm so glad your family loves it. It's the same here. We can go through a batch in no time. Thank You.

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