Almond Butter Granola

Remember my peanut butter granola from last week?

Well, I morphed that recipe into another granola recipe today. Check this out!

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Almond butter granola!

And you know what? It was just as delicious as the peanut butter version. Coming from a serious peanut butter addict, that’s really sayin’ something!

Almond Butter Granola (Makes eight 1/4 c. servings)

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp. almond butter
  • 4 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 c. oats

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • Combine almond butter and honey in a bowl and microwave until almond butter is slightly melted (about 30 seconds).
  • Stir almond butter and honey together.
  • Add cinnamon and vanilla to almond butter mixture.
  • Stir oats and chia seeds into almond butter mixture, completely coating oats in the mixture.
  • Spread oats onto cookie sheet and bake for eight minutes before tossing oats and baking for another eight minutes until granola is slightly brown.
  • Let cool until granola is crunch and enjoy!

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I made a double batch of this stuff this morning and since the first one is already gone, I obviously need to get this granola out of my house before I turn into an oat cluster.

That’s where you guys come in!

It’s giveaway time! Smile

I will be mailing one lucky reader a batch of this almond butter granola. Yum!

To enter this giveaway, simply comment on this post, telling me your favorite way to enjoy granola. (And straight up by the handful is an acceptable answer.)

I will randomly select a winner tomorrow morning.

Good luck!

Comments

  1. JessieBee says

    That granola sounds soooo yummy! My favorite way to eat granola is with a little milk and a spoon 🙂 I’m totally going to make this!

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  2. Lauren says

    granola in vanilla yogurt or just plain by the handful! and the best almond butter i’ve ever had is Justin’s maple almond butter (or crack-in-a-jar as i refer to it as) soooooo yummy on a banana. or toast. or a spoon. or a finger 🙂

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  3. Joanna says

    I think I’ve tried every granola recipe you have .. the peanut butter one was made & eaten the same day you posted it! I may have a minor granola addiction so the way I eat it depends on my mood .. by the handful, with a little milk, in yogurt, on top of smoothies in a bowl .. the possibilities are endless!! :O)

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  4. steph says

    This sounds delicious!! I’m glad this counts because I love granola by the handful… or mixed into Chobani vanilla yogurt.

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  5. says

    oh hoorah! ill be in the US so u can mail it to me!! (if i win :P)
    my fav way to enjoy granola.. STRAIGHT from the bag! i cannot put any liquid in it.. soggy granola-=YUCK!

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  6. Nathan Miller says

    I just made the peanut butter granola this afternoon, and I must say its pretty on point, and then to half the batch I mixed in sugar free fat free chocolate syrup and that added a nice touch. But for me I prefer my oats to be in oatmeal, but this baked granola really brings out a different flavor and texture of the oats! Well done…May just have to pick up some almond butter and try those out!

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  7. says

    I had granola once at a Bed and Breakfast I went to when I was a little girl with my family in Maine served with lemon yogurt and fresh blueberries. I have re-created it ever since – and it’s delicious 🙂

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  8. Jessica says

    I’m glad “straight up by the handful” is an acceptable answer because that’s my favorite way to enjoy granola. On top of greek yogurt is pretty darn good too!

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  9. Kristen says

    I made your pb granola last week and the whole family loved it!! Might have to try this recipe this week! My favorite way to eat granola is on top of frozen or Greek yogurt!! Yummy!!

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  10. Marissa says

    i’m a total straight up by the handful kind of gal 🙂 but when i’m feeling more civilized, ill pour it in a big bowl with milk!

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  11. Jialin Zhang says

    I love having some granola sprinkled on top of soggy cereal to add a crunch, or just by itself as a snack! 🙂 yummmmm

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  12. Lee @ in the pink of condition says

    I like to eat my granola dry, by digging my grubby paws right into it 🙂

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  13. Dana says

    Granola is my running late to class breakfast! I eat it on the bus by the handful and like to mix in nuts (like pecans or almonds), dark chocolate chips, raisins, or blueberries. Soooo good!

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  14. says

    I like to sneak mine in tiny batches, just a cluster here and there so that the calories don’t count.

    They don’t count that way…right?

    As an aside, your recipe came in VERY handy as a way to kill 45 minutes with my sister’s 3 antsy kids who I was watching. I gave them each a bowl, the base ingredients, and let them create their own version of the recipe. My fave was my niece’s who added shredded coconut and raisins. Yum!

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  15. Stephanie says

    i love love love granola in my greek yogurt…but it usually goes some for the yogurt bowl, some for my mouth, some for the yogurt bowl…and on and on 🙂

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  16. Pamela says

    I made your peanut butter granola recipe that you posted last week, and it is delicious! I top my PB banana overnight oats with the granola, and I plan on doing the same when I make this almond butter granola. It is also great by itself as a snack!!

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  17. says

    I love eating granola with yogurt and topping it with shaved dark chocolate and sugar-free, fat-free “foam” as my family calls it aka whipped topping!

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  18. Callie says

    I think this almond butter granola would be perfect with a scoop of peanut butter! Yummy! I just picked up ingredients at the store today to make last week’s granola recipe 🙂

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  19. Elizabeth says

    I lurve eating granola from a zip lock bag when I am out and about. I did this with my 4-year-old niece once when I was babysittig and I forgot to bring her food (auntie fail) granola to the rescue!!! This was also the day I converted the little one to a granola addiction… <3

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  20. Emily says

    I definitely just eat granola straight-up-and being a peanut butter addict myself, have completely fallen in love with almond butter too and know that this version is sure to be delicious!

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  21. Brenna says

    I’m definitely a fan of Granola as either a plain cereal or in my yogurt (since I’m not big on the consistency of plain yogurt). YUM!

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  22. says

    This sounds incredible! Just when you think Peanut Butter Granola can’t get any better and then you pull out the big guns with the AB! 🙂

    My favorite way to enjoy granola is mixed into my morning cereal bowls. Just a tablespoon or two makes my normal bowl of bran flakes so special. 🙂

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  23. says

    Hi Julie – have been silently reading your blog for a while now but GRANOLA is one of my favorite foods, especially any kind made with almond/peanut butter. I like it best plain!

    Looking forward to continuing to read your stories!

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    • Yolie @ Practising Wellness says

      Mmm…Claire, that sounds like a really nice idea, mixing oats with granola…can’t wait to try it now, lush! 🙂 xyx

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  24. Bethany I. says

    I definitely love just eating granola just by the handful, but it always tastes good as a topper on ice cream 🙂

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  25. rebecca says

    I love granola slobbered in peanut butter (Pb’s the best pudding!) And also if it goes in almond milk yogurt 🙂

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  26. Angela M. says

    I love granola on top of yogurt, especially greek yogurt for a healthy, well-balanced and delicious meal! I also love it by the handful, in granola bar form, on top of smoothies, or as a dessert!!!

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  27. Yolie @ Practising Wellness says

    Mmmm…I love granola really simply, with coconut milk and a sliced banana. But we don’t really get healthy granola in the UK…yours looks lovely, I’m gonna have to make some of my own with yor recipe, I think! 🙂 Really fun reading how everyone ELSE eats it too! Ideas 😉 xyx

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  28. says

    My favorite way to enjoy granola is with a yogurt breakfast–greek yogurt, fresh fruit, and some granola to top it off! Almond butter granola sounds delicious! 🙂

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  29. Ellie says

    Peanut butter, Apple, an granola sandwiches!
    Thanks to someone’s blog….. 😉
    I also love it atop my Greek yogurt or a sprinkle in my cereal when I’m a bit bored with it 😛
    Anyway I hope I win this because this looks SCRUMPTIOUS. Thanks for the give away Julie!

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  30. Sarah says

    I like to sprinkle granola over yogurt w/berries in it then pick out all the big clusters and eat those first (food tastes better when you eat it with your hands). Then stir the rest up and eat it all, maybe with some honey too!

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  31. Diana says

    I stumbled onto your blog through an app on my iPad, and I instantly LOVED it! After finding your blog, i stalkerishly (is that word lol) read alot of your old post. I look forward to reading it everyday, and I am so happy for you that you can make it your full time job!

    I never thought I would actually comment on a post, but all your recipes look delicious and would love to try one of them! I really want to try the granola with some greek yogurt or just as a dessert!

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  32. Mary says

    I love mixing granola with different cereals and having it with milk. Or, I love putting it on top of yogurt with fruit. Yummmm 🙂

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  33. Carey @ Positively Blonde says

    That pic seriously just influenced me to make up a batch of granola tonight! My fav way is either a handful or as an added crunch to my granola

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  34. Sally says

    I love granola in my vanilla greek yogurt, mixed with a little Liberte coconut yogurt (just a little since it’s more of a decadent yogurt), and of course by the handful! yum:)

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  35. alena schoeller says

    today i actually was experimenting with making homemade granola for the FIRST TIME (thats is very so horrible I know) but i think my fav way (which i also did today) was straight from the pan when it is warm and toasty 🙂 YUM YUM

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  36. Kylee jordan says

    I love granola in my vanilla yogurt with fresh strawberries and blueberries! I made your peanut butter granola! Sooo good and gone wayy too fast! Haha

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  37. Kayla says

    om nom nom! looks so good.
    I must say my favourite way is on the side with a delicious smoothie or on top of oatmeal. Bring on the granola! 😉

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  38. Jenn says

    Definitely on yogurt! I’ve always wanted to try it on a smoothie bowl but I always forget to buy it or the ingredients to make it 🙁 Hopefully I’ll have some soon 😉

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  39. says

    I have the same problem when I make my own granola. It suddenly disappears, and (since I live alone) I can’t blame its disappearance on anyone but myself! Looks yummy, Julie : )

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  40. Stacey says

    I love granola sprinkled on anything! Yogurt, ice cream, fro yo, cereal, pancake, waffles, chicken, fish! And of course by the jumbo handfuls!!!! I wanna win!!!!!

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  41. says

    I so wish I had the recipe for “GORP” this granola stuff we carried around at Camp when I was a kid – all I remember it having was chocolate chips, and granola. There was other things in there too, but I don’t remember!! 🙁

    Granola is my weakness.

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  42. Jenny R says

    The most delicious granola dish I’ve ever had was in Hawaii a few years ago. You take a papaya (fresh from the farmer’s market) slice it in half, scoop out the seeds, fill the hole with plain greek yogurt, top with granola, and then drizzle with honey. It was out of the world! Unfortunately, papaya shipped to the mainland just doesn’t taste the same, but I still try to replicate this every time I see a good-lookin’ papaya 😉
    I love granola. Especially Nature’s Path Flax Granola with Pumpkin Seeds. Yum!

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  43. Joanie says

    I love granola over vanilla yogurt, overtop warm oatmeal, and of course by the handful. Granola is the perfect pick-me-up toward the end of the work day! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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  44. Jordan says

    Straight up with a mug of cold milk and a spoon. I like to snack on the granola first, then add a little to my glass later and eat it like cereal!

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  45. Brianne says

    With Peanut Butter!!such a great combo! It’s so sweet and delicious!! I literally have it at lunch everyday at school..college cafeteria may be gross, but they can’t mess up my granola and peanut butter!

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  46. says

    Your granola recipes always look so delicious! I like making parfaits with my granola. I usually combine 0% fat Fage greek yogurt with granola & honey 🙂

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  47. Shari says

    My favorite way to enjoy granola is as a topping…particularly on yogurt bowls, flavored kefir, oatmeal, or arctic ice (that I’ve let melt a little first)! Yummy!

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  48. Karen says

    YUM!! I am obsessed with Justin’s Almond Butter so this granola looks AMAZING!! I love putting granola in my greek yogurt, eating my the handfuls and with oatmeal. Have a wonderful Sunday night!!

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  49. says

    I made your chocolate granola before and that was killer! I bet this stuff is amazing! My favorite way to enjoy granola is on fruit/yogurt combo, of course. 🙂

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  50. Megan says

    I like to add some onto a sliced apple and throw it in the microwave to heat it up. I’ll have to try this recipe. Yum!

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  51. Jill says

    I like granola cereal. I like granola in my yogurt. I like granola in my oatmeal. I like granola with my granola! I like granola with my apples. I like granola with my broccoli. Granola makes everything better!!! 🙂 I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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  52. Lindsay says

    Drizzled on my smoothies (which are not nearly as lovely as yours….say, when will you be hosting a VitaMix giveaway…?) 😉

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  53. Daisy says

    i love adding granola to my yogurt for added texture, but more often than not, i eat it by the handful before it makes it into my yogurt! =P

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  54. says

    I’ve never actually eaten much granola — I suppose the kinds I’ve tried have always been too “crunchy” for me, like munching on rock candy, ha! I would probably enjoy it atop my many smoothie bowls and my oatmeal cereals. I wouldn’t mind taking along a baggie to my local fro-yo place either. 😉

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  55. Jenn says

    Almond butter granola?! Yes please! It would be delish with berries and vanilla yogurt or on top of a smoothie! I also love it on fro yo 🙂

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  56. Jordan says

    my favorite way to eat granola is with almond milk, but since that can be hard to portion control (so easy to eat 3, 4 servings at once!) that i usually sprinkle 1/4 cup over greek yogurt. so good!

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  57. Sara says

    I love granola w your infamous smoothie bowls I make daily. Also mixed in my dessert i mean bfast oatmeal. It sounds amazing!

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  58. Laura H. says

    There’s so many ways I like to eat granola! Straight out of my hand, mixed with greek yogurt, or by itself with milk!! I can’t choose 🙂

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  59. Julia says

    I like to take milk and put it in the freezer for about 1/2 an hour to get REALLY cold and pour it over a small bowl of granola.

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  60. Claudia says

    step 1: remove and eat the largest chunks straight-up 😀
    step 2: grab a handful of the rest and eat with a splash of milk

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  61. says

    i love granola with yogurt or soy/almond milk.. and adding a little bit of berries makes it. havent had granola in the longest time because its so addicting.. just like PB.!

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  62. Julie says

    I started putting granola in my greek yogurt because at first the texture was more than I could handle. Eventually I learned to love the yogurt on its own, but it still reigns supreme as my favorite way to enjoy some granola.

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  63. Elizabeth says

    Yum!!! That would taste with great on Greek yogurt with a little cottage cheese with cinnamon and frozen raspberries!

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  64. says

    You just combined two of my great loves: almond butter & granola — this looks so good! I think Granola is good all on its own, though sometimes I enjoy it on top of greek yogurt & fruit for brekkie!

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  65. Leigh says

    I always INTEND on eating granola in new interesting ways, but usually demolish the batch before its even cooled from the oven…

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  66. Danielle says

    No clue, I am still learning to eat granola. I did find some granola clusters, strawberry I think it was, that was pretty good. No clue who made it though.

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  67. Roxy says

    I take a spoon, dip it in peanut butter, then dip the spoon in a bag of granola so I get extra peanut buttery-granola goodness, yummmm

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  68. Tiffany says

    Love granola on greek yogurt. Also love it as cereal. Love it on top of smoothies.
    I just love granola period. 🙂

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  69. Courtney says

    Straight up granola is a-okay by me, but tends to get me into trouble 🙂 I love topping fruit & greek yogurt with just about any kind of granola!!

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  70. Annie-Rose says

    On greek yogurt for breakfast, on vanilla ice cream for dessert – sooooo good that way! Tastes like apple crisp!

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  71. Necia says

    Straight up no chaser, as a cereal with a little milk, topping on froyo, mixin in greek yogurt or regular yogurt, or over a smoothie.

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  72. Ali Damron says

    I was trying to think of different ways that I enjoy it such as with almond milk or yogurt, but I have to say that by the handful when it’s cluster-y is the perfect way:)

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  73. Jess says

    I love granola on yogurt…I’m not a huge fan of the consistency of yogurt but if I have something crunchy mixed in like granola or chia seeds, it’s a total game changer!

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  74. Erica says

    I made the peanut butter granola this morning with the addition of dark chocolate chips (mixed in after it cooled) and at least half the batch is gone– some enjoyed in a bowl with yogurt but mostly just small handfuls here and there. Straight out of the container is the way to go!

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  75. says

    Ahh, I want this! I love almond butter but we never get to buy it because its so expensive; I can only imagine how tasty it would be in granola form! I love granola just straight up… either by the handful, or with a splash of milk! I just can’t bring myself to mask any of the delicious flavor and crunch by mixing it with anything else!

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  76. says

    I love granola straight out of box- Cascadian Farms Cinnamon Raisin is my fav!- and dipped in creamy pb! A dangerously delicious concoction- I may just have to go have some now!

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  77. Tara says

    My FAVORITE way to enjoy granola is with bananas and almond milk….mmmmmmmmm 🙂 By the handful comes in as a close second!

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  78. says

    Well, granola is great on it’s own…:-P

    I’ve gotten on a kick with granola in my morning yogurt, but last week I made Easy Apple Crumbles from a recipe on FitSugar. You just put some granola on top of applesauce and sprinkle with cinnamon. Soooooo good! It makes me want fall to roll around so I can do it some more.

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  79. Brandy says

    I think granola can stand on its own. I like it by the handful with lots of almonds and maybe a few chocolate chips in it…yum

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  80. Sierra says

    I love it with almond milk and a large blob of almond butter…and yes, I would totally add the almond butter on this almond butter granola! 🙂

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  81. Kristin says

    my favorite way to eat granola is with a big bowl of yogurt, fresh berries, and banana slices—yumm i love homemade parfaits!

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  82. Briana says

    LOVE Almond Butter! My favorite is with Greek Yogurt and fruit. I always keep granola at my desk at work which is pretty dangerous.

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  83. shannon says

    I can’t wait to make this granola…easy and yummy sounding – a perfect match!

    I like granola by the handful, or on almost any flavor of yogurt!

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  84. Haley says

    My favorite way to enjoy granola is on top of vanilla yogurt. I use vanilla to not take away from the deliciousness of the granola!

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  85. Sarah says

    With the more plain granola i usually enjoy it with yogurt and some fruit. However, the flavorful granola (like this one looks like) I eat it straight up by the handful!

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  86. Michele Sparrow says

    I absolutely love granola. If I could choose one thing to eat for the rest of my life, that is what it would be. I love to eat it with plain, unsweetened COLD organic soymilk, a sprinkling of cinnamon and some NuNaturals vanilla stevia. OMG…it is the best!!! I also like raisins or currants or something like chewy mejool dates in it as well!

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  87. Madelaine says

    This sounds delicious! I will most definitely be making it very soon (:

    My favorite way to eat granola is in a bowl with coconut yogurt, 4 large sliced strawberries & half a sliced banana!

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  88. Laura says

    Yum!!!! this looks delicious!!! I would totally eat this granola on top of a smoothie, to give it a little crunch!! 🙂

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  89. says

    Well, will you believe me if I tell you that I’ve never had granola?? I’m serious! I’m thinking I’d love it with yogurt+fruit, though, as that’s always a winning combination in my opinion. 😀

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  90. Isa says

    I would love a batch of your granola! I like my granola on top of a mountain after a long day of hiking. It is the ultimate treat!

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  91. Amy says

    Granola is yummy anytime, however, summer time us the best! I take one scoop of lowfat frozen yogurt, topped with granola, a few banana slices and a light drizzle of warm maple syrup….yum 😛

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  92. Stephanie says

    I USED to eat granola in a “yogurt mess”, complete with some Chobani and some fresh fruit. However, I’ve recently discovered that I’m developing some lactose intolerance… so now I’m switched to just by the handful! 😀

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  93. Lori says

    I love to eat granola anytime, anywhere usually with a spoon so I don’t drop a crumb! I sometimes eat it in the morning after my smoothie and before lunch and if I have a sweet craving , I’ll eat a bite to satisfy that at any time.

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  94. Gabrielle Bennett says

    A slice of french toast with one side dipped in granola and then cooked. Gives the soft french toast a great crunchy texture!

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  95. says

    I made this recipe last night and I absolutely love it! I just bought my first jar of almond butter a few weeks ago, and although I enjoyed trying something outside the box, I think I’m still a peanut butter girl at heart. However, I was happy to find a recipe where I could utilize the massive amount of almond butter I had sitting in my cabinet. Keep the recipes comin!

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  96. Shannon says

    Hi! I found your post on Pinterest and wanted to try making this today. I just got back from the grocery store and realized that I accidentally bought steel cut oats. They’re obviously much smaller than regular whole oats. Do you think this will cause a problem? What kind of oats do you usually use? Quick oats? Thanks!

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  97. Ariane says

    This was the easiest, yet most delicious granola I’ve ever ever ever made!! I used maple syrup instead of honey and it turned out perfect! Thanks a lot for the recipe! 🙂

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