Granola Recipe!!

I just can’t LIVE without the sweet, satisfying, delish crunch of granola cereal. Cereal (in general) and I are special kindred spirits. When I first started THM, the separation from my dear friend was heart wrenching. Ok, I’ll stop the drama now. But seriously, I needed some cereal in my life! So I did some research, tested my research over and over again in the kitchen and bam!ย I now have an incredible Granola Recipe to share with you! I love to eat it plain outa-the-bag or in a bowl with some unsweetened almond milk and about 1/2 TBS to 1 TBS of half and half.ย Yes, I’m on a diet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mix all the dry ingredients together, then add wet ingredients.

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Spread granola on parchment paper/pan and bake! Feel free to try it before you bake it. The “dough” is sooo yummy.

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It will crisp up a little as it cools. It’s kinda a soft/crunchy texture. Yeah I know, oxymoron, but you’ll understand once you try it. Extremely addicting.
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Ingredients
  • ยฝ Cup Almond Flour
  • ยผ Cup Chopped Almonds (either by hand or in food processor)
  • ⅛ Cup Chopped Pecans (optional)
  • ยฝ Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut or Unsweetened Coconut Chips (Chips are my fave!)
  • ยผ Cup Oats
  • ยฝ Scoop Swansons Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 6 Packets Truvia
  • 3 TBS Coconut Oil
  • 2 TBS Melted Butter, Salted
  • 2-3 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 TBS Unsweetened Almond Milk (omit this if you are not getting a crunchy consistency)
Instructions
  1. Stir all dry ingredients together then stir in all wet ingredients.
  2. Spread out on parchment paper on baking sheet.
  3. Bake 300 for 15 minutes, stir and mix around, then bake for another 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown. It should be pretty brown in color, this will tell you that it will be crunchy! Don't be afraid to let it get dark if you enjoy super crunchy granola, like me.
  4. Let it cool.
  5. Store in a ziplock bag.
  6. Makes about 1½ to 2 Cups
Notes
I usually double this recipe!! But left it as written so you can try it in a smaller amount for your first time making it. Feel free to add more nuts, butter or coconut oil too if you're having trouble getting it crunchy.

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42 comments

  1. Judi Fikes says:

    Is the serving size 1 1/2 cups? Or the whole recipe? I don’t know on the carbs…looks like it might be more than I can handle right now. Will look at the closer. How many batches did you get rid of in the testing phase?

    • Jen says:

      The whole recipe makes 1 1/2 to 2 cups. It’s full of protein and very filling so the serving size varies per person. The only carbs really are in the oats and when they’re spread out like it is in this recipe, you’re not getting a whole lot! All of my test batches were still great and we ate them! I’ve just been perfecting the taste and consistency. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Catherine says:

    I was big on cereal before THM also. But I’m not a big fan of nuts. My alternative is to mix up 4 cups old fashioned oats (or add sub in some uncooked quinoa) with just 2 Tbsp. melted coconut oil, a dash of salt, and a little sweetener. In the oven at 300 degrees for 10 or so minutes, or desired doneness/crispiness. I figure eating 1/2 cup of oats granola has less than 1 tsp. of coconut oil on it. So it’s an E breakfast for me. I pair it with a protein smoothie that doesn’t have any added oils.

  3. Merechel says:

    I could weep! This looks wonderful! I have missed cereal. This is going straight in my recipe binder and menu plan. Thank you!

    • Jen says:

      Hi Bethany! You could try that yes! Add a small bit of salt at a time and taste the dough as you add. I’m sure it will be just as good!

      • Bethany S. says:

        Thanks! I’m definitely going to try it. I want to add some Skinny Chocolate too. Chocolate granola was my weakness pre-THM. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Bethany S. says:

            Sorry, another question–can I use almond meal or coconut flour in place of the almond flour?

          • Jen says:

            The E version of the granola looks amazing! Thanks for posting it! I would try almond meal before trying coconut flour. Almond meal is just a little more grainy and not as fine I think. Coconut flour is a whole different ballgame and I would need to experiment with it. It sucks a lot of moisture so you would need to add more liquid possibly.

  4. Missy says:

    I could seriously hug you for inventing this. I have been mourning the loss of cereal and THIS totally fixes it. You are the best! xo

  5. Jenn R says:

    I love this! I made it two weeks ago and sent it in baggies with my husband to add to his Triple Zero Yogurt at work. He loves granola and this allowed him to have an on plan option that works with S meals for dessert!

    I used extra shredded coconut instead of oats and today I used defatted peanut flour in place of almond flour (as I ran out) too!

    Thank you for a great recipe!

    • Jen says:

      Hi Lois! My original non-THM recipe of granola called for apple juice, so I thought to myself, why not apple cider vinegar? I think the ACV gives it a yummy tangy-fruity taste. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it also helps crisp up the granola a little!

  6. Cindy says:

    My new favorite THM recipe! My personal modifications were to double amount of pecans, cut ACV to 1 tsp and to add 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Perfect! Can’t thank you enough for giving me back my granola!

    • Jen says:

      Yay! Glad I could help out! So happy you were able to customize it to your tastes! This is my desire with ALL the recipes on this blog! Take what’s on here and tweak it to your liking!

  7. Julie dowswell says:

    I just had to tell you how much I love this recipe! Have made it at least 5 times now. I use Jay Robbs vanilla whey protein and since it’s sweetened with stevia don’t have to add any truvia. I just posted a link on the thm beginners Facebook to share this recipe. Thanks!

  8. Rhonda says:

    I love this granola so much I needed an S breakfast that wasn’t eggs thank you so much! I have made it several times and usually double the batch!

    • Jen says:

      Hi Kim, I apologize in my delay in replying to your question. I haven’t tried leaving out the protein powder before, but I’m sure it would be ok to give it a go! I really like the vanilla protein powder flavor, so maybe try adding 1/2-1 tsp more of vanilla extract!

    • Bethany S. says:

      Kim, I can’t have dairy either. There are plenty of dairy-free protein powder options. I use a vanilla brown rice protein powder.

    • Jen says:

      Hi Jane, actually I believe the Triple Zero Greek Yogurt is considered and E snack…so I wouldn’t use it in this particular granola recipe. I’m sorry!

  9. leslie says:

    YUM… I made this last night, a double batch using cashews and peanuts (cuz that’s what I had) as well as shredded coconut and coconut chips… and let me just say its the BOMB… Thank you so much for giving me back some cereal – I love coconut.

  10. Kerry says:

    Wondering if you’be made this with unflavored protein powder?
    I’m hoping to make it this week (need to buy almonds) but I have unflavored/unsweetened protein powder…. wondering if it will need more vanilla or sweetener?

    • Jen says:

      Hi Kerry, I have not tried making this granola recipe with unflavored protein powder. But you’re on the right track! If using unflavored, I would probably add 1 tsp more of vanilla flavoring. I don’t think it’s probably necessary for more sweetener, however sweetener is subjective to the chef in charge. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope this helps!

      • Kerry says:

        I just made this today- it is AMAZING!!! By far the BEST homemade granola I have ever tasted!! I will definately be making a larger batch next time!

        I did use the unsweetened unflavored protein powder that I have and did exactly as you suggested -added an extra tsp. of vanilla -no extra sweetener needed! So good!

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