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
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ¼-½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 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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Eee…this granola looks all around lovely!
I’m such a huge fan of honey these days, and it looks so wonderful added into this gorgeous granola!
I LOVE LOVE making granola, but I’ve never tried using egg whites. Thanks for the idea :)
You’re welcome. I perused your vegan granola recipes and they look delicious!
I’ve never tried making my own granola, but your description and gorgeous pictures on how to make it are swaying me! I love granola and literally can’t eat greek yogurt without it!
Yummy! I love make my own granola. I’ve been sticking to nut and seed versions because I’ve been having trouble with oats in my oven as they have been burning. Nooo clue what’s going on there. Love that their are chia seeds in this! Pinned :)
Thanks Amy! :)
I wonder if it has to do with what temp setting you are using on your oven? Maybe cooking at a lower temp for longer would prevent them from burning…
For my oven 250°F for one hour-one hour 15 minutes works great for granola. Hope this helps!
Looks great Sarah! I love that you have the vegan substitutes as well, thank ya. Yogourt is definitely one of the things I miss. Vegan yogourt is so gross.. the soy ones anyway. The almond ones aren’t bad but they just aren’t the same as greek yogourt.
I know; I’ve tried the vegan yogurts too and they just aren’t the same. :(
This looks amazing, Sarah! I’ve only tried making my own granola once… I didn’t watch it closely enough and ended up burning it, so it kind of dissuaded me from trying it again. But I love the idea of being able to control what goes into my cereal, so I’m definitely going to have to give it another shot. Thanks for sharing!
Mmmmm…I love granola! I’ve been wanting to make some for the longest time, and this is the perfect recipe to try out! It sounds amazing!
This recipe is actually perfect! You have basically combined all good things in this world! Going on a road trip for a few days on Friday and have been brainstorming breakfast options. This would be perfect! I’d likely polish it off in the car though before it actually made it to breakfast…
This looks so good!! I’ve made homemade granola before with a tropical twist and it’s one of my favorite things. Question: If I don’t have coconut oil, can I use a different type of oil?
Absolutely. You can use sunflower oil, canola oil or even olive oil. But I think olive oil might change the flavor some.
This looks so good! Jenna at Eat Live Run has a recipe for chocolate peanut butter granola that I used to make once in a while – it was pretty amazing. I love how you added egg whites for more granola clumpiness, the big hunks are the best part ;-)
Okay, now I have to go to Jenna’s blog to get that recipe…sigh. ;)
I have all of the ingredients in my cupboard for this granola and it looks FAB! I just may need to make some of this! Num!
I want to dive into that bowl of honey — so pretty! I’m heading up to my parents’ house for labor day weekend, and I’m thinking I can convince my dad (a major coconut + granola + almost lover) to make this for me. [Insert Evil Laugh Here] ;).
Yes, put your dad to work! MUAHAHAHA :)
Yum! I’ve never made my own granola, but it looks super easy! Maybe a weekend project for me!
This look s soo yummy! i love home made granola, its one of the few things i can actually make and not completely mess up on :) i love the idea of adding chia seeds! those peaches look so good too :)
I’ve been getting the granola making itch lately, and this is the perfect recipe to get back on the horse with. Looks amazing!
Pre-made granola companies are going to go out of business! Your combo looks FAR SUPERIOR! :D
Is it funny I wanted to start my own organic and sustainable granola company a few years ago but never made granola a day in my life? This post looks delicious, maybe you can be your own entrepreneur. :)
That is pretty funny considering you’ve never made it! Granola is such a popular product; I’m sure it would have done well. This granola turned out good but I’m certainly no entrepreneur! :)
I am fresh out of my last batch of homemade granola and actually have all of these ingredients on hand. I love chunky granola too so I’m definitely adding the egg whites! Can’t wait to try it!
It was meant to be! I hope you like it. :)
I’ve never made my own granola, but would love to try. It seems like the perfect thing to do in the fall/winter because it will fill the house with yummy smells and warmth.
Yes, I agree. A cinnamon version would be perfect for fall!
I have never made granola at home, but I really should give it a try. Seeing how I love mixing it into my yogurt as well :) This looks so easy to make. I have to do this. I also love big clumps for my granola.
Yum! I’m so into granola lately, and my boyfriend loves it too – which is unusual for a breakfast food. I have yet to try chia seeds in mine but have a huge jar of them – I have to make this!
I bet the granola tastes great Sarah. I would love to have some right now. I didn’t dare to buy chia seeds yet as they are sooo expensive and I’m not really sure if I’ll use them..same thing with coconut oil. I love California peaches, they were probably my favorite thing to buy at the farmes market, especially the white ones..soo jealous!
I know, it’s unfortunate that chia seeds are so expensive. You could use a cheaper oil like canola though.
The peaches here are pretty amazing. Although, I’m sure Germany has it’s fair share of specialties too!
Yum, thanks for sharing!!
Gorgeous photos! I made my own granola once and it was so much easier than I expected! I love your version with almonds, chia seeds, coconut oil and honey. And although moving to Tahoe might solve all of life’s problems, I think this recipe might help a little too ;)
Definitely will try this! I’ve used a simple granola recipe from Peasandthankyou.com with great success :)
Thanks Annie, I hope you like it! :)
I agree, Sarah’s blog is awesome- she has a ton of great recipes!
I LOVE kind granola because it has chia seeds in the kind I buy, but it is literally $2 MORE expensive than every other kind on the shelf! :) I love this recipe so much because of the chia in there! I can’t stand chia in pudding or yogurt because it gets all gooey but in granola, it’s simply perfect. Beautiful pictures!
I am LOVING your blog!! Especially all of your wonderful recipes. I cannot wait to try this! I’m going to make it tomorrow after class and I am so, SO excited! I just bought a big thing of honey so now I have all the ingredients! Serendipity!
Aw, thank you so much Alex! I hope you like it! :)
That granola looks so delicious! I can’t believe I’ve gone so long and still not made my own granola.
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I love granola but am always afraid to make my own because I’d eat the ENTIRE thing. This looks delicious!!!
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I’ve been looking for a healthy and delicious granola recipe, so I can’t wait to try yours!
Thanks Melissa! I hope you like it. :)
Just starting out with a gluten free diet. This sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing. I will try this soon. :)
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The liquid mixture “pour over” is so tasty on this recipe. I did not use the egg whites and if you leave it alone until it is completely cooled you can break it off into chunks..big or small. I also only baked for 30 minutes because mine was getting brown.
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omg yum! i made this morning, my house smelt beautiful! and the taste was wonderful. i love chia seeds and its a great source of tasty fibre. thanks so much for the recipe! definitely my new sunday morning recipe for my weeks breakfast
Thank you for the feedback, Steph! :)
literally cannot stop eating this. holy yum. WOW! I omitted the egg whites and decreased the coconut oil to a little over a quarter of a cup. deliciously crispy big chunks of granola goodness. thanks so much for this great recipe, I think it might become my staple granola recipe! BTW my YouTube channel is linked to this comment and I recently posted a recipe video for homemade, healthy/natural power bars that I thought you might enjoy. Just FYI, check it out if you’d like! Thanks again for the recipe :)
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I would love to make this. Any idea how I could use this recipe to make granola bars? Thanks!
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Yummy! I’ve tried a lot of different granola recipes, but I have to say this is the best! I just tweaked it by using less sweetener and adding dried fruit.
I’ve never managed to get the chunkiness I like in granola, but this recipe does it just right :)
Awesome! So happy to hear that, Lauren! I love your add-ins too! :)
Hi, I was wondering if you would be able to suggest a different item for the coconut flakes? I’m not much of a cocunt person, but this recipe sounds amazing and I would love to try it :]
Hi Sandrea! You could substitute another type of seed like sesame seeds or hemp seeds. Or you could just leave it out altogether. :)
I have long ago stopped buying granola from the grocery stores. To me so much of it was to sweet, not nutty and wonderful like granola used to be. So I want to thank you so much for this recipe. It is fabulous! Not only have I made this exactly but it started me on a journey to develop what I think of as a perfect old style granola. I did change the honey to pure maple syrup just to try it once but liked your recipe best with the honey. Once again I thank you for not only this recipe but the creative granola spark it started in me.
I’m so happy to hear that, Wendy! Thank you for letting me know. :)
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I love this recipe and always prepare it three times a month. I’ve got a friend who is vegan and I was wondering if you’ve tried preparing this without the egg white. How was it?
Hi Kathleen! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoy this recipe. I haven’t tried it without the egg but I think it would work fine. The only reason I did that was to give it a chunky texture, but I have made other granola recipes without the egg since then and it seems like the key to getting big chunks is to press it into the pan so that everything is sticking together. Then you cook it that way and allow it cool completely before breaking it into chunks. I hope that helps! :)
I’ve made this recipe twice now and it’s absolutely delicious, thank you :)
I’m now trying it a third time adding some goji berries and dried cranberries. I’ve also mixed some hazelnuts and walnuts with the almonds this time to try a more varied nuttiness to the whole mix – wish me luck.
Sounds delicious! I’m so happy to hear you like it, Phil! Thank you for the comment. :)
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Thanks for posting this great recipe! The whole family love love loves it and I definitely see this becoming a regular snack in our house. I do have a question though: do you have any ideas for tweaking the recipe so they can be granola bars too? I’m always on the go and would love to be able to bring this along as a convenient snack. Thanks!
Hey Lily! I’m so glad you like the granola recipe. It’s funny you ask about a granola bar version because I thought of the same thing and created a recipe for it. :)
Here’s the link: https://www.makingthymeforhealth.com/honey-and-lemon-chia-granola-bars/
You can always leave the lemon zest out if you’re not a fan.
Great recipe! I’ve been making Granola for 12 years now and I use everything in it that i think I’ll like.The Doctor told me if wouldn’t take cholesterol medicine, I would soon die. That was when I learned to make Granola. I’m 90 now. Iv’e discovered that if you don’t stir it while it is baking, every 15 minutes, it will burn. I grind about 1/2 of my oatmeal in a coffee grinder to make oat flour. That gives me the clumps that I need. If you don’t use milled flax seed, you may as well not use them, because the shell is so hard. I use every nut and seed that I wish, but I chop the nuts first. I buy only diced dried fruit to save time, but I do use raisins and such as they are so good . I use cinnamon, nutmeg and mace to taste..I store it in the freezer in quart zip lock bags and it stores very well. I also find that it pays to shop for all the ingredients and don’t buy bulk in the grocery stores. It is usually stale. I buy mine from ‘Nut Stop’ for price and quality. The finished product is so good..
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Hi! I’ve been looking for a clumpy granola recipe with chia seeds and this one looks delicious. I want to make a large batch for my family and I to eat throughout the week. How long this will keep for and where should I store it? Thank you!!
It will keep for up to a week at least, maybe longer if you keep in it in the fridge!
I have all of the ingredients in my cupboard for this granola and it looks FAB! I just may need to make some of this!
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I see a number of comments mentioning the use of egg whites, but I don’t see it in the recipe. ??????
The recipe was updated and republished to omit the egg whites. So they aren’t necessary! :)
I see people are mentioning egg whites but i dont see any in your ingredients?
How many grams do you think a portion would be if you divide your recipe in 12 portions?
The recipe was updated and republished to omit the egg whites. So they aren’t necessary! :)
I haven’t weighed the granola so it’s hard for me to give an accurate answer on the grams. When I make it again I will weigh it next time to see what the total grams are!