It’s time. We’ve been testing and testing this granola recipe because of one small problem… me. So it really is a big deal that I’m sharing our strawberry almond homemade granola today. And of course a big thanks to Fisher’s Nuts for sponsoring our favorite recipe.
I made a delicious batch of homemade granola on a total whim one afternoon. It was delicious. We all just loved it. Well, a few weeks later I made another batch that was incredibly similar but not quite there. It really was wonderful, but not as amazing as the first batch. Why didn’t I just write down what I was doing?
That happens to me all too often lately. I love the freedom of just playing around in the kitchen without the stress of a deadline or writing down what I’m doing so I can post about it, but that’s also when my best stuff happens. I’ve become pretty good at remembering what I’ve been doing, but not always.
This strawberry almond homemade granola actually was a real mess the first time. I was out of my normal ingredients so I was just wingin’ it. Throwing in a little of this and that and hoping for a good turnout. We used strawberry craisins (have you seen those?! Love them. I buy ours at Winco) which give a lighter and quite lovely flavor, and a little brown sugar and honey for sweetness.
It’s easy and we follow the Vintage Mixer’s tip from when we were at the Deer Valley retreat, no mixing the granola until it’s totally cool. I love those nuggets of granola versus just the flakes of oats.
How Long Will Granola Keep?
Granola has a long shelf life.
When stored properly, it will keep for 6 to 8 months.
Granola should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
Granola can also be frozen for a longer storage period.
Are Dried Strawberries Good For You?
Dried fruit and berries have both good and bad aspects.
Dried fruit can boost your fiber and nutrient intake and supply your body with large amounts of antioxidants.
But, dried fruits and berries can also be high in sugar and calories.
Dried Strawberries can be good for you if not eaten in excess.
Strawberry Almond Homemade Granola
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup real maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 3 1/2 cups rolled oats (not quick)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 cup almonds, sliced
- 1/4 cup pepitas
- 1 egg white, whisked until foamy
- 1 cup strawberry craisins
- Heat the oven to 325.
- Prepare a 9x13" pan with parchment paper.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, add the coconut oil, maple syrup, brown sugar, and honey.
- Cook until everything is combined, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
- In a very large bowl, stir together the oats, salt, cinnamon, almonds and pepitas.
- Pour the hot syrup over the granola and stir to combine.
- Add the egg white and fold in.
- Spread the granola over the parchment lined baking pan and bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
- Once completely cooled, break the granola up and toss with the craisins.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 1826 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 230.4g Fiber: 24.4g Sugar: 109.7g Protein: 34.9g