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Vanilla Almond Granola

Marni Katz
Simple and homemade vanilla almond granola is great with yogurt and fruit for breakfast as a topping for ice cream for dessert, or by the handful anytime you need a snack!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 28 servings
Calories 145 kcal


  • 5 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups sliced almonds 8 oz
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • cup honey
  • cup brown sugar
  • cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ tablespoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the oats, almonds, cinnamon, and salt until well combined
  • In a glass measuring cup, put the honey, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla
  • Microwave the measuring cup for 30 seconds and whisk liquid ingredients together (with a small whisk or a fork).  If it needs more time, continue to heat in 10 second intervals.
  • Once combined, pour the liquid mix over the dry ingredients and stir together until all the oats and almonds are coated.
  • Spread out the mixture evenly between the two prepared baking sheets and put into the oven at 300 degrees.
  • After 20 minutes, mix the granola with a spatula to ensure even cooking and break up any clumps
  • After another 10 minutes, give it a stir again
  • 10 minutes later (for at total of about 40 minutes in the oven), the granola should be done
  • Take out of the oven and let cool on the baking sheet completely.
  • Transfer to an airtight container for storage and enjoy!


If you like more big clumps in your granola, don't stir it as often.
This granola lasts a long time in an air tight container on the counter.  If it doesn't get eaten, we've had it up to 3 weeks and it's still crunchy and delicious.


Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 85mgPotassium: 112mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
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