Homemade granola is so easy to prepare and it’s always nice to have a batch on hand in my food pantry. This gluten-free granola is low in oil and is lightly sweetened. Enjoy it as a breakfast cereal, or with fresh fruit and yogurt, or simply nibble on it as a healthy snack for a boost of energy.
Almond Butter Granola
3 cups oats
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chopped almonds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup coconut oil, or olive oil
1/2 cup smooth almond butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
Add the oats, salt, almonds, sunflower seed in a large bowl and stir to combine; set aside.
Place the coconut oil, almond butter, and maple syrup, in a small saucepan over low-medium heat. Stir constantly until smooth and blended together, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
Pour the almond butter mixture over the oat mixture and stir until the oats are fully coated. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
Bake until golden-brown 40 to 45 minutes, stirring once about halfway through.
Remove from the oven and let cool completely on the baking sheet.
Another recipe to enjoy with Almond Butter Granola: Roasted Caramel Pears