Vanilla & Almond Granola

Vanilla & Almond Granola

Vanilla & Almond Granola

I’ve been making granola every sunday night for a few weeks now – DD1(5) loves it, so I can be sure that she has eaten a good breakfast before going off to school.  (It usually lasts until Wednesday!)

So last week I asked her what kind of granola I should make, expecting her to say her favourite (peanut butter), but instead she said she wanted “vanilla”.  No idea where this idea came from, but I duly googled and found this recipe, which I merged with a previous recipe (have you looked Emily’s other granola recipes?) to come up with this.  Which everyone loved – yay!


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup flaked almonds
  • 6 tbsp mild oil (e.g. canola, coconut, safflower, I use this)
  • 6 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C
  2. Combine oats & almonds in a medium to large bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl combine oil, maple syrup & vanilla extract.  Whisk to combine.
  4. Pour maple syrup mixture into oat mixture. Stir until the oats have been coated in maple syrup mixture.
  5. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread so granola is about 1/2 inch thick.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  8. Break apart and store in an airtight container.
  9. Serve plain, with your favorite fresh or dried fruits, or with your favorite milk or yogurt.

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Vegetarian. One husband, Two cats, Three kids.

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Posted in 2013, Breakfast, Vegan, Vegetarian
2 comments on “Vanilla & Almond Granola
  1. liveinazoo says:

    ive made this twice now for the zoolets-they love it with dry cranberries added,and they also loved it with a dollop of coconut yogurt.a new breakfast favourite!thanks

    • bessie says:

      So glad you all liked it zoo!
      I love the way you can sub in whatever you want! DD1 doesn’t like dried fruit ^in^ things so we mainly have nuts &/or seeds in ours.
      Coconut yogurt sounds delish, I haven’t managed to persuade them to try it with anything other than milk on it yet!

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