Almond “Sugar” Granola
I absolutely love any and all granolas. The problem is many of them have crazy ingredients when you think you are getting something super healthy.
This granola is simple and tastes sugary sweet without the guilt! These flavors just melt together to make an “old fashioned” type granola, rather than all the bells and whistles. In this recipe I do use coconut crystals, but if you can’t find those, throw in some coconut flakes or an extra dusting of brown sugar or xylitol for sweetness.
I also used the stove top for this granola instead of the oven just to try something different 🙂
Inspired by my FitBloggin’ favorite breakfast. Here’s the recipe!
For this recipe you will need:
- 1 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of coconut crystals
- 1/2 cup of slivered almonds
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1/2 Tablespoon of coconut oil
- 2 Tablespoons of sugar free maple syrup
Makes 2 cups~ 8 servings
Start by mixing together your oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, coconut crystals, almonds, and salt
Next comes the base that holds the granola together. I used a VERY ripe banana that I placed in the freezer for fluffs. I let it thaw completely on the counter. When you remove it from the peel it is so soft and incredibly easy for mashing.
So, super ripe–>freeze—> thaw is the best combo for making this!
As you see it’s like baby food! This is the consistency you want. To this add the maple syrup and stir.
Then add to the oat mixture until completely stirred in
Next, add the coconut oil to a pan on medium heat. Add in the granola mix
Continuously stir for at least 5 minutes. The granola will start to turn golden brown
When this happens, reduce the heat to low and cook an additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Then transfer to a cookie sheet to cool. I placed wax paper underneath for easy removal. The longer you let it cool, the crunchier it will get!
I ended up putting my granola in a cute little jar!
This will last about 3-4 weeks in your cabinet (if you don’t eat it all first).
Nutritional info: PER SERVING (1/4 cup):112.5 calories, 4.1 grams of fat, 16.4 grams of carbs, 4 grams of protein, 3.25 grams of sugar.
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,