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Easy Homemade Toasted Coconut Almond Granola Recipe

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Coconut Almond Granola mixed into a white ceramic bowl with ingredients arranged on a wooden serving board.

This Coconut Almond Granola Recipe is the base for a perfect breakfast. Make a double batch of granola and fill the whole house with the smells of coziness for an easy breakfast all week. That’s true Almond Joy.

My girls are always impressed with my fancy breakfast parfait presentation of creamy yogurt, golden brown granola clusters, and a sprinkling of colorful fresh berries in their recycled glass yogurt jars. I’ll let them keep thinking this is fancy. The best part of their fancy princess yogurt is it’s filled with all the good stuff and none of the bad stuff. I’ll take that as a mama win. 🙂

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Coconut Almond Granola mixed into a white ceramic bowl with ingredients arranged on a wooden serving board.

Simple Ingredients Breakdown for Homemade Coconut Almond Granola Recipe

  • Rolled Oats. Oats are the base ingredient in this recipe. Oats are a great way to get vital vitamins and minerals including manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, folate, and B vitamins. Instant oats or quick oats will not work well in this recipe.
  • Chopped Almonds. Almonds are an excellent source of protein and various minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.
  • Coconut. Unsweetened coconut flakes are a yummy and tropical choice for adding healthy fats and fiber to this crunchy granola recipe.
  • Dried Cranberries. The ingredients that caught my attention – choline
  • Pure Maple Syrup. Real maple syrup is very high in antioxidants and contains riboflavin, zinc, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.
  • Coconut Oil. In my kitchen, I cook with butter, gee, olive oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil (that list grew as I started typing it out). Coconut oil was the perfect cooking oil to give a delightful coconut flavor and help achieve the crunchy texture of the perfect granola.
  • Almond Butter. Nut butter is a good source of protein. Try to choose an almond butter with roasted almonds as the only ingredient. Almond butter contains fiber, folate, vitamin E, vitamin B6, and zinc. Vitamin E is known to help with learning and memory.
  • Ground Cinnamon. Cinnamon is packed with antioxidants and may have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Sea Salt. Because it enhances the flavors that we love.
Ingredients for homemade coconut almond granola on a wooden serving board.

How to Get Kids Involved in the Kitchen?

I recommend making baking a date with your kids. It is a rewarding experience filled with pleasant memories of taste, smell, and love. My oldest just started preschool at home, and cooking in the kitchen has provided many excellent learning opportunities, such as problem-solving, counting, and measuring.

Here is a list of tasks for kids in the kitchen while making homemade granola recipe:

  • Follow one-step instructions from the written recipe
  • Gather ingredients
  • prepare the baking sheet with a non-stick method
  • Use food processor or other technique to chop the almonds
  • Measure ingredients using measuring spoons and measuring cups
  • Whisk ingredients by hand
  • Spread the granola mixture in the prepared pan
  • Set timer
  • Serve family and friends

* Supervise and consider age appropriateness for the task. Always supervise kids in the kitchen. You know your children the best.

A little hand reached for a wooden spoon filled with granola clusters, resting on a pan filled with fresh homemade coconut almond granola.

How to Make the Best Coconut Almond Granola Recipe?

Equipment

  • electric mixer (optional)
  • large mixing bowl
  • baking sheet

Ingredient List

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes (I prefer unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
All the simple ingredients for homemade granola combined in the large glass mixing bowl.

Step-by-Step Detailed Instructions for Single Serving Mini Peach Cobbler

  1. First, preheat the oven to 300ºF. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Next, combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir until combined.
  3. Then, spread the mixture on the prepared pan. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and break up crunchy clusters with a fork, rotate the pan, and bake for 10 more minutes (for a total of 20 minutes). Allow to cool and store in an airtight container. The granola becomes crunchier as it cools.

Tip for Making Homemade Crunchy Granola

How to store homemade granola?

Store homemade granola in airtight containers like mason jars at room temperature for 1-2 weeks. If you prefer to make a double batch, place extra in a sealed freezer bag for up to 3 months. Remember to allow the granola to thaw before serving the dried fruit can become quite solid.

Why the addition of Almond butter?

It is important to eat enough protein. This can be a challenge when serving food to young children who love the sweet taste of fruits. Protein helps regulate and stabilize blood sugar levels. If a child (or adult) consumes only carbohydrates, a sharp spike in blood glucose occurs, leading to the famous sugar crash.

How do I eat granola?

Here are a few ways to enjoy your kid-friendly granola:

  • Spruce up yogurt bowls with crunchy coconut almond granola. Sprinkle a handful of granola on top of yogurt. Add a little crunch and sweetness to your favorite Greek yogurt.
  • Sprinkle granola on top of a smoothie bowl with fresh berries and fresh fruit.
  • Serve it in a bowl with milk like breakfast cereal. I have been known to add another scoop of Almond butter for my kiddos to get more protein.
  • Smash a banana and sprinkle granola on top.
  • Add to a bowl of oatmeal.
  • Combine with homemade trail mix.

What if I want to add additional ingredients or I don’t like coconut?

Use this coconut almond granola recipe as a foundational recipe and add some of your favorite things, such as pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate chunks, dried fruit, flax seeds, chia seeds, or a splash of vanilla extract to the oat mixture before baking

How to serve to picky eaters?

Crunchy textures combined with the smoothness of yogurt may be too much for picky eaters at first. Try serving a serving of homemade granola beside their familiar and favorite yogurt with sliced fresh fruit. This allows them to experiment with the different textures of the granola clusters.

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Thanks for Stopping By!

Lastly, I want to thank you for stopping by! Please say Hi in the comment section and share your one of your favorite addition to homemade granola. This easy homemade coconut almond granola recipe has become one of my favorite ways to fill the house with the smells and tastes of coziness. If you make this coconut almond granola recipe, please leave a comment and give this recipe a star rating. I hope you make time to enjoy some good cooking with your friends and family today. Maybe even a cup of tea and a dessert.

– With Great Joy, Katie

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Apple Butter Scone Recipe with buttery apples, apple butter, and cinnamon glaze on a white plate with a bunch of ripe red apples on a beige kitchen table.

Easy Homemade Apple Butter Scones

The favorite apple flavor and warm coziness of a fall day captured in a warm scone drizzled with a cinnamon glaze. Perfect for fall tea times, brunch, and fall family get-togethers.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 scones

Equipment

  • large mixing bowl
  • measuring cup
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper and plastic wrap

Ingredients
  

Apple Scones

  • 1/2 cup COLD butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup milk (+ 1 tbsp for egg wash)
  • 1 lg egg (+ another egg for the egg wash)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 apple (peeled, chopped and frozen)
  • 3/4 cup apple butter

Cinnamon Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 1-3 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract (optional)

Instructions
 

Apple Scones

  • First, place a half cup of butter into the freezer while you perform the following steps. The butter needs to be cold. (Peel and chop an apple. Arrange pieces on a baking sheet and freeze for about 20 minutes.)
  • Next, combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon) in a large mixing bowl. Measure the milk in a large measuring cup and whisk in one egg and vanilla extract.
  • Then, combine the dry and wet ingredients in the large mixing bowl. Shred the cold butter into the batter and combine with a fork. Once the ingredients are mixed, pour the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead it into a ball (or rectangle). Use a flour-dusted rolling pin to roll the dough out (approximately 10").
  • Now, generously spread the apple butter over the scone dough, avoiding the edges. Sprinkle the frozen apples along the dough. It's time to roll the dough like a cinnamon roll (into a cylinder) and wrap it in plastic wrap. Chill the dough while you preheat the oven to 425ºF (or approximately 30 minutes chill time).
  • Next, prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Once chilled, remove the dough and slice it into triangles, using diagonal cuts along the rolled dough (see image above). Place on parchment paper, brush each scone with egg wash (whisked egg and tbsp of milk), and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool and drizzle with cinnamon glaze (measure the drizzle with your heart). ENJOY!

Cinnamon Glaze

  • First, combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Whisk the ingredients. Start with one tablespoon of milk. Gradually add more milk until you reach the desired consistency. You want a smooth, thin glaze to drizzle over the scones.
Keyword Apple Butter, Apples, Cinnamon, Dessert, Fall, Scones

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