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Strawberry Almond Homemade Granola

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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.

strawberry almond homemade granola. In fact, our best recipe ever. ohsweetbasil.com

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?

strawberry almond homemade granola. In fact, our best recipe ever. ohsweetbasil.com

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.

strawberry almond homemade granola. In fact, our best recipe ever. ohsweetbasil.com

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.

Strawberry Almond Homemade Granola

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Strawberry Almond Homemade Granola

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Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 41 minutes
Servings: 30


  • 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.
  • Place into mason jars for storage.


store in an airtight container for 2 or more weeks
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Almond Homemade Granola
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 105 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 80mg3%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  • This granola is outrageously delicious! My entire family is raving about it. Thank you!

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    • We looooooove this stuff!! Thanks for the feedback!

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  • Hi Carrian – We love granola and have our favorite home made version, but I’m always looking to change up the ingredients I use. Your recipe for Strawberry Almond Granola looks amazing! In fact, I have a batch in the oven right now! In all my years of making granola I have never added egg white. Can you explain the purpose of the egg white. Thanks, Grace

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    • Hello Grace! The egg white helps the granola bind together so there are little clumps. Let us know how you like it!!

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  • this recipe is the bees knees!! Seriously. I make it twice a month (because one batch makes so much which I LOVE!). My jar is NEVER empty! I’d never used pepitas before and now that I’ve tried them, I know they are delicious! Like a cross between a pumpkin and a sunflower seed. Perfection. I also use olive oil because that’s what I have on hand and it’s great. I was worried it would transfer an olive oil flavor into the granola but it doesn’t. Thanks so much for finally, the perfect granola!

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    • Thanks Megan!! I’ve never made an olive oil version but we have a constant supply as it’s what we cook with so when I make it tomorrow (we also make it twice a month!!) I’ll give your way a try!

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  • Do you have a ‘carb’ or ‘fat’ count? Please?

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  • I love making homemade granola and the flavors in your recipe really sound perfect! Love the bright colors of the pepitas and strawberry craisins:)

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    • Thanks Heather!

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  • Love making homemade granola. Glad you were able to re-create this!

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    • thanks Liz!

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  • Homemade granola is one of my very favorite things! I’ll have to try this one, and those strawberry craisins!

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  • I love making granola, I can’t wait to try this one with strawberry craisins.

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