This might be the crispiest, crunchiest, yummiest granola I’ve ever made! It’s easy-peasy and if you do 2 simple things:
1- Don’t stir it more than once half-way through and
2- Let it cool completely before breaking into pieces, you will have lots of chunky pieces to enjoy, almost like chunks of oatmeal cookies!
- 4 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup whole pecans
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup creamy almond butter
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- ½ cup coconut or brown sugar
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup sweetened cranberries or dried cherries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Combine almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and coconut oil in a small saucepan and gently heat. Stir until smooth and combined.
- Pour over oat mixture. Then pour onto a large baking sheet covered in a Silpat mat or parchment paper. Spread evenly.
- Bake 40 minutes, stirring once at 20 minutes.
- Let cool without stirring for 45 minutes.
- Break into pieces. Store in a covered container.
Products I used to make this recipe:
- Organic Creamy Almond Butter
- Pure Maple Syrup
- Organic Raisins
- Organic Old Fashioned Oats
- Coconut Sugar
- Coconut Oil
- Raw Almonds
- Shredded organic coconut
- Feel free to switch up the kind of nuts you use. I love almonds and pecans but walnuts, cashews, pistachios, macadamias, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds or pumpkin seeds are all great substitutes.
- If you don’t like maple syrup, substitute a good raw honey.
- Use your favorite dried fruit. Figs, dates, golden raisins, dried apricots, dried cherries…all of those will work.
- If you let the granola cool without touching it, you’ll get more chunks, almost like oatmeal cookies!
- Serve as is or with fresh yogurt and berries.
- Almond butter granola makes a wonderful topping for ice cream!
- Use old fashioned whole oats, not the quick oats.
- This recipe is gluten free!
- I typically use shredded coconut but you could just as easily use coconut flakes.
- I have 2 other granola recipes to check out: Honey Oat Granola and Quinoa Granola