Honey Almond Chia Granola
Honey Chia Almond Granola- Made with just 8 pantry ingredients, this nutritious granola comes together quick and easy! With 7 grams of protein per serving, it’s perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack. (gluten-free)
There’s nothing like fresh spring strawberries paired with yogurt and homemade granola. Especially when it’s a simple, honey-sweetened granola like this one. It allows the flavor of the berries to shine through in the best way possible.
Besides the big crunchy clusters and delicious honey flavor, this granola features chia seeds which are like little nutrient power houses. I’m always trying to figure out more ways to include them in my diet because they are so good for you!
What are the health benefits of chia seeds?
Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids which are especially crucial for those of us that are getting an excess of omega-6 fatty acids in our diet from foods like processed oils and nuts. Omega 3-fatty acids are vital for keeping inflammation in check which is super important for optimal heart and brain health.
In addition to omega-3s, they are packed with protein, fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium. All in one little seed! It’s kind of crazy.
My regular readers know how much I love Bob’s Red Mill. I’ve been lucky enough to work with them for 5 years now and it’s been such a natural fit because I was a fan of the brand long before they even knew who I was. Even if a stranger asks me for recommendations at the grocery store, I point them to Bob’s because I truly believe they’re going to have the best results with their products. Their chia seeds are always top notch quality and I personally love that their certified organic and gluten-free.
Tips for Making Homemade Granola
This Honey Almond Chia Granola cannot be easier to make:
- Whisk together the honey, coconut oil and vanilla.
- Add the oats, coconut, almonds, chia seeds and salt. Stir to combine.
- Spread out on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
- Allow to cool then break apart and serve!
Allowing it to cool completely before stirring or breaking it apart is key to getting big clusters. If you don’t want big clusters then feel free to stir half way through the cooking process.
Looking for more chia seed recipes?
- Overnight Peaches and Cream Chia Seed Oats
- Chewy Honey Lemon Granola Bars
- Cranberry Chia Jam
- Warm Hemp Chia Pudding
- Superfood Fig Energy Bites
- Pumpkin Chia Pudding Parfaits
Honey Almond Chia Granola
- Preheat oven to 350°F then line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the honey, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract. To the bowl, add the oats, almonds, coconut, chia seeds and salt.
- Spread granola mixture out onto the cookie sheet, using the back of a spoon to pack together in the shape of a rectangle. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until light golden brown on the edges. Cooking time may vary depending on your oven so be sure to keep an eye on it! Set aside to cool without stirring. Allowing it to cool completely in one solid piece will give you nice big clusters.
- Once the granola has cooled completely, break it into big chunks and place into an airtight container. Store in an airtight container for up to 1-2 weeks.
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