Easy Vegan Honey Almond Granola Recipe – Nutritious & Delicious
When I don’t feel like making a smoothie, granola with fruit and yoghurt is my go to breakfast. It’s quick to prepare, nutritious and delicious. This simple recipe for easy vegan honey almond granola uses vegan honey as the backdrop sweetener. You can, of course, easily switch this for normal honey if you’re not a vegan.
Easy Vegan Honey Almond Granola
I can sometimes be guilty of adding too many weird and wonderful ingredients to my recipes, so I tried to make this easy vegan honey almond granola as simple as possible. I wanted the honey and almonds to be the stars of the show with the other ingredients adding a little bit of extra interest and nutrition. It has only ten ingredients, which really isn’t that many for a granola recipe and you could easily leave out or replace some of them.
You don’t need to add fruit to make a tasty granola, but a few dried berries create flavoursome bursts of additional sweetness as well as tartness. Blueberries, barberries and goji berries are all particularly nutritious fruit, so I do like to add a few for that reason too. I usually add dried fruit after the granola has been baked. However, occasionally I like to ring the changes and bake the fruit mixed in with the other ingredients. It gives the fruit a chewy and slightly caramelised flavour.
There are any number of seeds that can be added to granola, but I opted for chia and pumpkin. Chia seeds are packed with protein and other good things and I like to get plenty of pumpkin seeds into my diet. They contain tyrosine and zinc which are said to be good for thyroid function and I’ve always been a bit suspicious that I have a slightly underactive thyroid.
You can now buy vegan honey I believe, but I used my own homemade dandelion honey. It’s surprisingly easy to make if you have access to lots of dandelion flowers in the spring. Make sure they haven’t been sprayed with any chemicals. It looks and tastes just like runny honey.
This quantity of my easy vegan honey almond granola makes enough to fill a 1 litre sized jar and provides about 14 servings, depending on how much you feel is a reasonable portion.
I usually just bung some granola in a bowl and add fruit and yoghurt, but at the weekend or for special occasions, it’s much nicer layered in a glass like this raspberry granola parfait.
Wake Up To Organic
This is not a sponsored post, but as it happens, today marks the Soil Association campaign, #WakeUpToOrganic. Like most people, I can’t afford to buy everything I’d really like to, but I do try to buy as much organic produce as I can. I feel organic farming is the only way to go to keep us and our planet healthy. When it comes to breakfast, I feel it’s particularly important.
So I make sure we Wake Up To Organic by having a kefir smoothie made with organic milk, homemade bread made with organic flour or granola made with mostly organic ingredients such as this easy vegan honey almond granola.
I buy a few staples in bulk to reduce the cost, but we don’t have a great deal of space for storage, so I limit this to things like oats, rice and quinoa. Suma Wholefoods is a good place to buy bulk items (although there is a minimum spend). They offer a wide range of organic products, as well as non-organic, in varying size packs which can be found online, in whole food or health food shops and various independent retailers.
Most of the ingredients for my easy vegan honey almond granola came from Suma. There’s enough there to make quite a few batches.
Easy Vegan Honey Almond Granola – The Recipe
- 80 g coconut oil
- 6 tbsp vegan honey - can swap for ordinary honey
- 400 g jumbo oats
- 25 g chia seeds
- 50 g pumpkin seeds
- 25 g coconut chips
- 100 g whole almonds - roughly chopped
- 25 g dried blueberries
- 25 g goji berries
- 10 g barberries
- Turn the oven on to 180℃ (350℉, gas mark 4)
- Gently heat the coconut oil and honey in a pan until the oil is melted. Stir.
- Place the remaining ingredients (except for the fruit - see note) in a large bowl and stir.
- Pour in the oil & honey mixture and stir until everything's well combined.
- Turn out onto an oven tray (or two, depending on how large they are). Bake for 20 mins, stirring half way through, until the oats and almonds are golden.
For chewy, slightly caramelised fruit, you can add them in at the start of the process.
Substitute the dried fruit of your choice for the blueberries, goji berries or barberries.
This recipe for easy vegan honey almond granola is my fourteenth for the Suma Blogger’s Network.
It also goes to #CookBlogShare which is hosted this week by Recipes Made Easy.
And I’m also sharing this easy vegan honey almond granola with Searching for Spice for #CookOnceEatTwice.
Other Granola Recipes You Might Like
- Chocolate coconut pecan granola via Celery & Cupcakes
- Chocolate muesli (granola) via Green Gourmet Giraffe
- Gorgeous gluten free granola via Tin and Thyme
- Mango pina colada healthy granola recipe via Eats Amazing
- Nut free granola with coconut, cherry and sunflower seed via Sneaky Veg
- Road trip granola (video) via The Hedgecombers
- Slow cooker low carb granola via Recipes From a Pantry
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Most of the ingredients for this recipe were provided by Suma Wholefoods. I was not expected to write a positive review and all opinions are, as always, my own. Thanks to my readers for supporting the brands and organisations that help to keep Tin and Thyme blythe and blogging.