Maple Almond Granola

Say hello to my go-to quick and easy breakfast! We love this homemade Maple Almond Granola and paired with greek yogurt and fresh fruit, it’s totally a healthy and delicious way to start your day!

Maple Almond Granola Bowls

I’m positively loving the copious amounts of sunshine lately and just how easy it is to eat healthy during the warmer months. Gone are the days of cheesy, saucy comfort foods and sugary baked treats. No sir. Summertime is all about the smoothies, salads, fruit pops, and yogurt bowls.

We have maple almond granola!!! Fresh berries!!! Greek Yogurt!!!

aaaaand copious amounts of exclamation marks too. 

#balance

This busy mama needs a few stupid-simple recipes in her arsenal and these loaded fruit and yogurt granola bowls fit the bill.

I like to whip up a large batch of maple almond granola once the nugget goes to sleep and make it rain maple almond deliciousness all week long.

Maple Almond Granola

Maple Almond Granola

The chickpea and I are so very in love with this granola. When we’re not enjoying it by the handful as a mid-day snack, we’re pouring it over our tasty morning breakfast bowls. I love that it’s something we both adore, which is a tricky feat with a toddler!

While I could ramble on forever, It’s totally time to dive into this recipe. Let’s do this!

Maple Almond Granola
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Maple Almond Granola

Say hello to my go-to quick and easy breakfast! We love this homemade maple almond granola!

It's super fun sprinkled on to of these red white and blueberry granola bowls!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Maple Almond Granola
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

FOR THE GRANOLA BOWLS:

  • 1-2 cups plain Greek yogurt non-fat or regular
  • 1 cup total of fresh blueberries and strawberries
  • 2-3 TBSP toasted coconut optional
  • 1-2 tsp chia seeds optional
  • maple almond granola

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees F and move the center rack up a level so it's on the second level/rack from the top.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together maple syrup, coconut oil, brown sugar, vanilla, honey and salt.
  4. Add your oats and almonds, using a rubber spatula to fold the mixture together.
  5. Use your spatula to pour the granola onto your parchment-paper lined baking pan.  Flatten the mixture into layer with your spatula, adding pressure to pack it down so the granola is nice and compact. You don't want to see the parchment paper peeking through, so if using a larger baking sheet, feel free to push the mixture to the side a little so the paper doesn't peek through.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, rotate the pan for even toasting, then bake for an additional 15-25 minutes, checking at the 15 min mark and yanking once it's deliciously golden.
  7. Once you remove your granola from the oven, allow it to cool on the baking sheet on your counter (or atop a cooling rack) until completely cooled. This will give it some time to get that signature crunch we all know and love!

FOR THE GRANOLA BOWLS:

  1. In theory, you'll want to whip up this tasty granola in advance, as it can be stored in an airtight container for 2 weeks; perfect for easy snacking and all your breakfast needs!
  2. Top a jumbo scoop or two of your favorite Greek yogurt with fresh strawberries and blueberries and top with as much granola as your heart desires!
  3. For a burst of tropical goodness and some heart-healthy fiber add some freshly toasted shredded coconut and chia seeds to the mix!

TOASTED COCONUT:

  1. Heat a skillet to medium heat. Add desired amount of flaked or shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened - up to you!) and stir frequently as it begins to toast. Remove from heat once the coconut is mostly golden brown and top on your tasty granola bowls. Your toasted coconut will keep in an airtight container for at least 4 days, possibly longer.

Recipe Notes

The prep + cook times above are for the granola itself. I almost always make mine in advance for the week, feel free to follow suit!

Once you have a big, golden, delicious batch of granola made you can keep it in an airtight container in your pantry for 2 weeks, making these delicious breakfast bowls SUPER speedy and utterly easy to make!

Craving a burst of maple flavor? Add a little maple extract to the granola before baking!

To ensure this granola is gloriously gluten-free, simply check the label on your oats to ensure they're GF certified.

Maple Almond Granola Bowls

special diets and swaps

T-rex chefs

No you may not add bacon to these. Go sit in the corner. You can join the rest of us when you’re ready to behave. Seriously put down the bacon, bro.

Vegansaurus chefs

The granola itself is deliciously vegan, enjoy by the handful or via your favorite delivery method! You can even try these maple almond granola bowls with fresh coconut milk yogurt (delish!!!) for a tasty vegan granola bowl.

so . . . how are they?!

Delicious! This maple almond granola has been in heavy duty rotation around here lately. If I don’t whip up a granola bowl for breakfast there’s a pretty good chance I’ll be noshing on handfuls of granola as a mid-day snack or as a little post-workout faceplant. I’ve even been known to toss in some dark chocolate chips and call it dessert when the craving strikes.

Hellooooo versatile!

Say hello to my go-to quick and easy breakfast! I'm head over heels for this HEALTHY homemade maple almond granola!

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  • Claire


    I am a huge granola fan…..although I am not healthy about it as I like to sprinkle it over ice cream 😉
    My batch of this is going over double chocolate ice ream….YUM 😀

  • Shihoko

    Wow, this granola look amazing! I love granola so even though it is getting cooler here in Australia, I will try this very soon 😀

  • Yum! I love maple granola. My only variation on this recipe is that I would use almond milk in place of (or in addition to) the Greek yogurt. I’ve always loved it when the granola gets soaked up in the milk!

    • Joyce that sounds fantastic! I’ll totally be trying the almond milk + granola combo soon! 😉

  • What a gorgeous looking bowl of breakfast ! I love homemade granola and the combination of fruit+nuts adds so much taste n crunch to it.

    • Thanks Molly! The crunch is super essential right? I love it too!

  • This looks so delicious! We’re big fans of homemade granola but have never tried making granola bowls. No better time than the present! We’ll definitely be adding the toasted coconuts and chia seeds. (And yes, I love the summer sunshine too! No complaints from me 🙂

    • Thanks Jolina! For sure add the coconut and chia – It’s divine! <3

  • Dear Jenn, I love homemade granola and this sounds like a great version. Looks so good! xo, Catherine

  • I am tempted to grab a bowl just looking at the pics! Such a lovely breakfast recipe. Pinned it!

  • Beautiful and delicious! I family would gobble these up happily.

  • That looks like the perfect way to start the day! I want to just reach into the computer and grab a bowl!

    • The day we can finally do that will be a very happy day indeed 😉 hehe

  • That granola looks absolutely amazing! I’d be snacking on it all afternoon long, too.

  • Holly @ 3 Yummy Tummies

    This looks like a good break from the hot oatmeal that I usually eat with this hot weather. The flavors sound delicious!

    • Yes for sure! I tried making oatmeal the other day and couldn’t handle the heat 😉 Granola bowls FTW!

  • Arrggg, I am not handling the heat well here, but on a positive note, I would love this breakfast as it is simple AND so delicious looking!

  • These granola bowls are sooooo pretty! Love the toppings!

  • What a great way to start the day! And these photos are gorgeous!

  • This looks so delicious! I’ve been buying pre-made gluten-free granola and I really need to just make my own, this looks like the perfect recipe for it!

    • Thanks Laura! Homemade is always so fresh and flavorful, you’ll never want to go back once you start making it! Best of all, is that it costs a fraction of the price! Helloooo $$ saver!

  • This is EXACTLY the kind of breakfast that I love, Jenn! SO perfect for summer, and now I’m about to scurry off to make some granola. I have all of the ingredients on hand!

    • Thanks so much Blair! Hope you adore the granola! 🙂

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