Coconut Almond Granola

This Healthy Coconut Almond Granola is the best homemade, grain free granola out there! Perfect to make ahead for meal prep breakfasts!

Have you ever had one of those encounters where the person you are talking to has a preconceived notion of how the conversation is going to go. And as much as you try to sway it in a different direction, their vision just ends up becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy? Just me? Well, it happened this weekend..

Coconut Almond Granola

We have our kids in swim lessons and for some reason the times were mixed up. I casually and politely (my version) asked the pool manager about the times. He’s a guy that I’m surrre deals with a lot of er, pushy parents and had this idea of how the conversation would go.  

Well, I didn’t start out crazy, but when I walked up he gave me this look of “Oh God..” and then was really defensive and kept saying “No ma’am…. blah blah” without really answering my questions or being at alll helpful. Anyway, I certainly left the conversation feeling like the crazy parent that just went ballistic on the pool manager. Whether it’s true or not, that’s how I felt and that counts for something right?!

Coconut Almond Granola

So, sometimes I get jealous with people and their granola. They throw it on everything and I never seem to have any on hand. There’s something about that hearty crunch that makes you feel full but in a good kind of way. Right?  

It’s just so versatile. Granola cereal. Granola in yogurt. Granola in your hand. Jaryd was patient enough to ever so kindly let me take pictures of it before his hand started reaching in. Eventually I yelled at him and separated them into “mine” and “his” bags because he wasn’t saving me any. 

Coconut Almond Granola

Coconut Almond Granola

It’s like when one person is holding a candy bag and you start elbowing each other to get your hand in. Except we’re adults. And it’s granola. 

When I first made granola I vowed to make alllll the different varieties of granola. Here’s one. This granola is particularly exceptional because it’s AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS, low carb AND gluten free. It’s made mostly of nuts and seeds so it’s packed with protein and it’s the perfect little energy boost when you need it most. 

Coconut Almond Granola

So let’s make Coconut Almond Granola:

In large bowl, combine the flax meal, hemp seeds, coconut, chia, and sunflower seeds.
Use a large knife to coarsely chop up your almonds and cashews, leaving a decent amount of large pieces. Add the nuts to the large bowl.

In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter, almond butter, and agave together. Stirring constantly until smooth. I’m sure you could use a butter substitute, let me know if you do and it works! I want to try coconut oil.

Pour the almond butter mixture into the large bowl and toss with a rubber spatula.

Add the water and continue to toss. Things will begin to clump together.

Spread mixture evenly on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Things should begin to crisp after 20 minutes. When the 20 minutes are up, turn the oven off but allow the granola sit in the oven for another 20 minutes.

Coconut Almond Granola

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Coconut Almond Granola

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 55

Description

This Healthy Coconut Almond Granola is the best homemade, grain free granola out there! Perfect to make ahead for meal prep breakfasts!


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ground flax meal
  • 1/4 cup hulled hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
  • 1/4 cup ground chia seeds (or whole chia seeds)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1 1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews, chopped
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/3 cup natural almond butter
  • 2 T. agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In large bowl, combine the flax meal, hemp seeds, coconut, chia, and sunflower seeds.
  3. Use a large knife to coarsely chop up your almonds and cashews, leaving a decent amount of large pieces. Add the nuts to the large bowl.
  4. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter, almond butter, and agave together. Stirring constantly until smooth.
  5. Pour the almond butter mixture into the large bowl and toss with a rubber spatula.
  6. Add the water and continue to toss. Things will begin to clump together.
  7. Spread mixture evenly on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Things should begin to crisp after 20 minutes.
  8. When the 20 minutes are up, turn the oven off but allow the granola sit in the oven for another 20 minutes.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 10

Enjoy! xo