Vanilla Nut Granola.

Breakfast, Healthy Options, Snacks

Crunchy granola exploding with vanilla and almond flavors. Ditch store-bought, homemade granola is easier than you think!

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Hi how was your weekend? The past couple months has gotten the best of me. We’ve had plans each weekend without a break– between work, friends/family visiting, game nights– while each incredibly fun and/or productive, it felt pretty nice to have a weekend with no plans or alarms.

Confession: I’m granola obsessed. Can’t get enough of it.

The other day I got back from a 1.5 hour workout (that I didn’t eat before hand– don’t do that) and craved granola over top yogurt* with a ton of fruit. More like a bowl of granola with a dollop of yogurt on top. I frantically looked in the pantry, grabbed the ingredients and threw it all together. One bowl and one sheet pan later, that granola didn’t stand a chance.

Since I’m dairy-free, I eat So Delicious yogurt alternative. I’m not getting paid to say this, but it’s better than actual yogurt and addicting!

Crunchy granola exploding with vanilla and almond flavors. Ditch store-bought, homemade granola is easier than you think! Find the recipe at runlifteatrepeat.com!

This granola recipe is filled with so much flavor… vanilla, pure maple, almond, and cinnamon are the best combination. This stuff is seriously the best. And it’s made with real ingredients. Have you ever read the ingredient list on a bag of store-bought granola? It’s scary. What is “soy lecithin” and what is it doing in my granola? Move over. Homemade is where it’s at.

Thankyouverymuch♥♥♥

Crunchy granola exploding with vanilla and almond flavors. Ditch store-bought, homemade granola is easier than you think! Find the recipe at runlifteatrepeat.com!

You only need 10 ingredients to make this granola. It may sound like a lot, but I’m sure most are already in your pantry (if not all!)

  • old-fashioned rolled oats
  • steel cut oats
  • almonds
  • walnuts
  • cinnamon
  • pure maple syrup
  • honey
  • coconut oil
  • almond extract
  • vanilla extract

While I love most, if not all granola, this one has to be my favorite because it’s so light taste. Which is a little dangerous since I could eat the entire bag but that’s OK, self-control.

Crunchy granola exploding with vanilla and almond flavors. Ditch store-bought, homemade granola is easier than you think! Find the recipe at runlifteatrepeat.com!

So ditch that pricey, sugar-filled store bought granola and switch to homemade. I promise, you’ll be hooked!

Vanilla Nut Granola

Crunchy granola exploding with vanilla and almond flavors. Ditch store-bought, homemade granola is easier than you think! Find the recipe at runlifteatrepeat.com!

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 45m
  • Total Time: 1h 10m

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (yes, you read that right)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Toss the oats, almonds, walnuts, and cinnamon into a large bowl. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, honey, coconut oil, almond and vanilla extracts. Pour over oats and toss to coat. Make sure all of the oat mixture is moistened.
  3. Spread onto the prepared baking sheet (not in a think layer, you want it about 1/2 inch thick) and bake for 45 minutes, gently stirring every 15 minutes. Allow the granola to cool completely - the air will help the granola get that crunchy texture. Enjoy over yogurt, in handfuls, or with milk!
  4. Make ahead!: Granola is the perfect recipe to make ahead because it stays fresh for so long. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month!

Crunchy granola exploding with vanilla and almond flavors. Ditch store-bought, homemade granola is easier than you think! Find the recipe at runlifteatrepeat.com!

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