Honey Almond Coconut Granola

This honey almond coconut granola is an easy, 6 ingredient breakfast that you and your family will love! Enjoy with milk or yogurt and fresh fruit.

This 6 ingredient honey almond coconut granola is super easy to make and a great low sugar alternative to store-bought granola. Peanut and dairy free!

JZ likes to joke about how I rarely make the same recipe twice. Whenever I make a good recipe, he will say “This was really good – too bad you’ll never make it again”. And he has a point. There are just too many recipes, ingredients, and cooking techniques I want to try, so I’m always making new things.

That’s one of the things I love the most about my job as a grocery store dietitian – that it gives me another outlet for my adventurous nature in the kitchen. A good chunk of my job is spent cooking between the classes I teach, my project work for the recipe development team, and sampling events for staff and customers. I don’t hate it – not one bit!

Last week was a particularly cooking intensive week involving testing a chocolate chip cookie recipe, making pumpkin smoothies and pumpkin granola in a class, sampling out a curried pumpkin soup for a pumpkin floor display I put together, and making that soup again along with a roasted squash dish for a class on winter squash. I was pretty cooked out by the end of it!

This 6 ingredient honey almond coconut granola is super easy to make and a great low sugar alternative to store-bought granola. Peanut and dairy free!

So when the weekend rolled around and I needed to make a new batch of granola to replenish our stash, I decided to go with an old tried and true favourite that I can make with my eyes closed – a honey almond coconut granola that I first posted on the blog years ago (and that needed a serious photography update). So there JZ, I do cook some things more than once!

This honey almond coconut granola is super easy and made with only 6 ingredients. It’s also lower in sugar than your typical granola and completely dairy free. You can feel free to jazz it up by adding other nuts, seeds, or dried fruit, but I enjoy its simplicity as it is. I like to serve it with plain yogurt and fruit, or sprinkle it over a bowl of oatmeal for a burst of texture. Either way, it won’t last long!

This 6 ingredient honey almond coconut granola is super easy to make and a great low sugar alternative to store-bought granola. Peanut and dairy free!

Honey Almond Coconut Granola
 
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This honey almond coconut granola is an easy 6 ingredient recipe that's peanut free and dairy free.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Yield: 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 cups large flake rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup chopped raw almonds
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • A few pinches of salt
  • 2 tbsp canola oil (or coconut oil)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the oats, almonds, coconut and salt.
  3. In a saucepan over medium low heat, combine the canola oil and honey and stir until mixed. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla, then pour over the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix the granola well and then spread it evenly over the parchment covered baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, making sure to take it out and stir it every 5 minutes.
  5. Let cool and then store in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks.

This 6 ingredient honey almond coconut granola is super easy to make and a great low sugar alternative to store-bought granola. Peanut and dairy free!

Do you repeat meals a lot, or are you always trying new recipes like me?

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14 Responses to Honey Almond Coconut Granola

  1. I really need to try making my own granola soon – it seems like it’s a great idea for snacking and much healthier than store-bought!

  2. i would love a big bowl of this with some greek yogurt in the morning! Perfect breakfast! :)

  3. YUM love how easy this recipe is! And woah girl- I just clicked over to your previous post and you’ve really stepped up your photo game ;)! I am definitely guilty of cooking the same meals over and over again until I get tired of it. I’m sure that will change when I’m in a relationship and have to cook for 2!

  4. Love love love finding simple granola recipes. This sounds so easy yet so good!

  5. haha i am the same when it comes to cooking. i make the same thing probably twice in a year (save for avocado toast & pita pizzas. those are a weekly occurrence). The honey in this granola sounds like the perfect touch of sweetness!

  6. Granola is one of my favorite things, and I do rather like keeping it simple with some plain yogurt or almond milk, if I’m feeling a little frisky. This looks and sounds fantastic.

  7. um…you have the worst job ever :p

    Why can’t I be one of your clients? Actually, I’ve gained 15 pounds so please. I’m similar to you in some regards- I love trying new methods when it comes to savory dishes, but sweet stuff, I stick to the basics or tested- Too many fails (silly Pinterest). This looks delicious and honey/almond > pumpkin.

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