Recipe Tuesday: Almond Joy Granola

Back on the homemade granola wagon!  We had been buying some boxed stuff, and I had received granola from Attune (which I can’t get locally…booo).  I was enamored of the little chips in the Attune granola and wanted to try to recreate this at home.  One thing that I don’t like about granolas, though, is that any chips fall to the bottom and it is hard to keep it evenly mixed.  I came up with a good solution.

Here is Almond Joy Granola:


The dry:

  • 3 cups of rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut (you can use sweetened)
  • 1/2 cup of sliced almonds
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips

The wet:

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (could use any oil, coconut just adds awesome flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of light honey (or use corn syrup)
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F

In a large bowl, mix together the oats, coconut, almonds, and cinnamon.

In a small bowl, mix the water, coconut oil, brown sugar, honey, salt, and cocoa powder.  Heat this a little in the microwave if your coconut oil is solid.

Add the wet to the dry.

Just keep mixing and mashing to coat all the ingredients.

Spread the mixture out onto a baking sheet.  I lined mine with a silicone mat, but you probably don’t need to do this.

Bake at 300 degrees F for 30 minutes, stirring the granola every 10 minutes.

Pull the granola out of the oven and smooth it out in a single layer.  Then sprinkle the mini chocolate chips over the granola evenly while it is still warm.

The trick. After several minutes, fold the granola with a spatula to distribute the melted chocolate chips.  Just gently, you don’t have to really stir it up.  This will stick chunks of granola together.

Let cool thoroughly until the chocolate has had a chance to harden up.  It will give you clumps of granola with bits of chocolate.

Delicious!  The granola itself is very lightly sweet.  The chips are what make the granola.  It got a thumbs up from John!

Entire batch of granola:
Calories 2,396.0
Total Fat 68.1 g
Total Carbohydrate 348.8 g
Dietary Fiber 31.8 g
Sugars 170.9 g
Protein 39.5 g

I would have to sit down and really measure, but it is probably fairly typical granola at about 200 calories per 1/2 cup.

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14 thoughts on “Recipe Tuesday: Almond Joy Granola

  1. debby

    Oh yumm! I haven’t been too successful in making my own granola, but maybe if I follow your recipe… I really like the idea of making my own granola because the storebought stuff usually has questionable ingredients.
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  2. Roxie

    Just dropping back by to wish you a happy Thanksgiving and to tell you how thankful I am that you chose to be a part of the blogging community. Your positive disposition coupled with your dedication makes yours a very inspiring blog. Thank you for sharing and inspiring so many of us.
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  3. Ishmael

    Hi Lori, thanks for stopping by my blog. Nerves…who needs ’em anyway?! I guess life would be pretty bland without them, but they should at least have the decency to stay unpinched. Hope you have a happy thanksgiving!
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