Super Almond Granola

Super Almond Granola

by Holly on March 13, 2012

 

As promised. For once! 😉

Here is the updated recipe for my granola – shown below before going into the oven. It has more healthy add ins for more omega 3’s and a higher protein content, can easily be made gluten free if you find the gluten free oats (no longer has wheat germ), has no dairy or eggs, and uses only agave for a sweetener instead of honey or brown sugar.

And with all that in mind, this is one of the few things my ridiculously picky eaters will eat every day.

Super Almond Granola

3 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup almond meal or flour
1 cup whole raw almonds, chopped
1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
3/4 cups quinoa flakes
1/2 cup ground flax meal
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons pure vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/3 – 1/2 cup agave nectar
1/3 – 1/2 cup canola oil
(use the higher amount for a slightly chewier granola)

Bake at 300 for 30-40 minutes (depending on how dark you like your granola) stirring halfway through and when it comes out of the oven. It will be a toasted golden color.

Store in an airtight container when cooled completely.

Makes about 6 heaping cups.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Krista March 14, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I NEED to make this!!! I have this thing for granola and it’s one of those things I don’t mind having a thing for because I feel like it’s somewhat healthy. Yeah. I like granola.

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Dana B March 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Excellent! I will try this next week or sooner if I get the chance. thx!!

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Adelina Priddis March 14, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I am excited to try this, and eat more parfaits for breakfast! Looks so yummy!

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Elizabeth March 14, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I don’t know if I could find the quinoa flakes, any ideas on what else I could use, or do I need them to make this still great?

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Holly March 15, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Honestly, the quinoa flakes are a new find for me. You could add wheat germ if you want (which is what I used to do) or leave it out altogether. You could also just add a little more oats or any of the other dry ingredients – I’ve found that as long as my ratio of dry ingredients to liquid (the vanilla, oil and agave in this case) stays pretty much the same I can play around with the ingredients I have on hand. Just add more of whatever you like the most and enjoy!

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Nicole, RD March 16, 2012 at 11:05 am

Almond meal and quinoa flakes in granola? I love it!

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Fallon March 17, 2012 at 7:55 am

YUM I love the adjustments. The super moist granola is my favorite, thanks for the tip on just adding extra oil!

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Angela March 28, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Going to have to try this one! My kiddos love granola, but the “granola” in me has a hard time with the oil. Any subs?

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