It’s here! It’s finally here!! Yay it’s SPRING! The Michigan sky is a crisp blue, the sun is shining and the air smells fresh and promising. It’s not even close to being warm yet but who the heck cares it’s not winter anymore!!
Ahhh spring… how I love you… let me count the ways:
1. Spring… Because this means summer is just around the corner.
2. Spring… I can now wear ballet flats!
3. Spring… The windows are slightly cracked and it smells delicious!
4. Spring… Means Easter… so lots of jelly beans are in my future!
5. Spring… Kids have a school break… and I get out of having to pack school lunches… Hooo-RAH!
With all this excitement over spring; the last few days I have been baking, cooking and cleaning up a storm! The sun has been shining and I took every ounce of that sunshine and put it to good use… cleaning out cupboards and my pantry and making yummy food.
I love granola.
You love granola.
So let’s get it on! … umm I mean making granola?!
I would love to introduce to you… the Ingredients. Lame intro I know.
Grease a small baking pan with coconut oil or butter.
Add the melted butter, honey and vanilla into a bowl
Stir to combine.
In another bowl; combine the sliced almonds, whole wheat flour, oats and salt. Make sure you are NOT using quick oats!
Pour over the honey mixture.
Stir until the granola forms clumps and the honey mixture is evenly distributed.
Spread out onto the greased pan and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove, toss and place back in the oven for 5-8 more minutes.
See! Super easy and this makes a quick, delicious and healthy snack!
This versatile granola would be super yummy on your favorite yogurt or on top of vanilla ice cream… or… mix it with your favorite dried fruit and/or add in some dark chocolate chunks! I love this stuff!
But I reeeally LOVE mine on top of sliced bananas with milk poured over it all! MMM mmmm! A most delicious breakfast! Enjoy!
Honey Almond Granola
Clusters of honey-almond-granola goodness. My favorite ways to enjoy this granola is to have it in a bowl with almond milk and sliced bananas or with vanilla kefir and fresh blueberries and strawberries.
Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15-18 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes approximately
Coconut Oil or Butter, for greasing pan
1/4 cup Honey
2 tablespoons Butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon Real Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups Uncooked Regular Oats
1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/3 cup Sliced Almonds
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a small baking sheet with coconut oil or butter.
Stir together the honey, butter and vanilla. In a separate bowl combine; almonds, flour, oats, salt and stir.
Add honey mixture to the oat mixture and stir until combined.
Spread the oat mixture onto prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes.
Remove, toss and place back into oven for 5-8 more minutes.