Simple and delicious recipes like this will make you realize how important it is to maintain a steady stock of staple ingredients in the pantry. In just 30 minutes, and 8 ingredients later, you’ll have a crunchy and sweet treat ready to be sprinkled on smoothies, yogurt, or anything your appetite desires!
I’m gearing up for a 15-hour road trip and I wanted to prepare myself with something that is filling, satisfying, cheap to make, and will survive the long drive without a cooler or ice chest. Packed alongside some date truffles, granola is such an easy snack to bring just about anywhere. Plus, it’s so easy to make and ridiculously versatile!
How to make Simple Almond Butter Granola
After making this recipe, it’s you’ll never go back to the store-bought version again! It is:
Combine the wet ingredients
The first step to making this granola is to combine the wet ingredients which include almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Add these ingredients to a large bowl and then use a fork or wooden to combine.
Although this recipe is for almond butter granola if you don’t have any on hand, feel free to swap it for another nut or seed butter. As mentioned, granola is ridiculously versatile, so use what you’ve got!
Fold in the dry ingredients
In the same bowl, add the dry ingredients, such as oats, sliced almonds, flaxseed, salt and, cinnamon. Mix well for a couple of minutes until the oats have been evenly coated in the wet ingredients. The mixture will be slightly sticky and will start to smell absolutely divine!
Pour the oats onto a baking sheet and bake
Once the ingredients have been well combined, dump everything onto a baking sheet lined with a nonstick surface. I used my silicone baking mat, but feel free to use parchment paper.
Once poured, use a spoon, fork, spatula, or your hand to spread the oats evenly across the pan.
If you want your granola to have large chunks, pack down the oats after you have spread them out. This will encourage everything to stick together while baking, allowing you to break the pieces apart once it has cooled. However, if you want your granola to have smaller chunks, loosely spread out the oats and do not pack them down as tightly.
Pop the pan in an oven preheated to 325°F, and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. The longer you cook it, the crunchier it will become, but make sure to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
When the granola has finished baking , allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes, and then use your hands to break it apart.
Sprinkle this granola over a smoothie bowl or vegan yogurt, pour it in a bowl with some milk, or simply eat it as is for a snack, hike, road trip, or whatever other situation granola would make sense in!
You can store this granola in an airtight container for up to a week. If you plan to keep it longer, move the airtight container to the refrigerator for up to a month to help preserve the flaxseed.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe and if you did, feel free to leave a comment below!
See you next week!
Simple Almond Butter Granola
- ½ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups oats
- ½ cup sliced almonds
- 2 tbsp flaxseed
- ¾ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 325°F
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients to the bowl and stir until the dry ingredients have been evenly incorporated with the wet ingredients.
- Pour the contents of the bowl onto a baking sheet lined with a nonstick surface.
- Evenly spread the contents across the pan and press/flatten it down with the back of a spoon.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.
- Let it cool for 10 minutes and then break apart.
- Maple Syrup: Agave
- Almond Butter: Any nut or seed butter of choice