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Easy Vegan Honey Almond Granola Recipe – Nutritious & Delicious

Easy Vegan Honey Almond Granola

Breakfast | 13th June 2018 | By

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.

Easy Vegan Honey Almond Granola

Dried Fruit

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.

Seeds

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.

Vegan Honey

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.

Easy Vegan Honey Almond Granola

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.

Easy Vegan Honey Almond Granola Ingredients

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

Easy Vegan Honey Almond Granola
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Easy Vegan Honey & Almond Granola

Packed full of seeds. almonds and berries, this granola makes for a healthy breakfast (or snack) as well as a delicious one.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almonds, granola, honey, vegan
Servings: 14 portions
Calories: 267kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.2g | Protein: 6.1g | Fat: 12.2g | Saturated Fat: 6.2g | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 10g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.8mg

Suma Blogger’s Network & More

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.

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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 blithe and blogging. 

28 Comments

  1. angiesrecipes

    13th June 2018 at 6:12 pm

    I love homemade granola. This is a well balanced combo of nuts, seeds, dried fruits and oats.

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    • Choclette

      24th June 2018 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks Angie. Homemade really is the way to go, but I don’t always manage to make enough and have to head off to the shops.

      Reply
  2. Emma

    14th June 2018 at 7:31 am

    Ive been wanting to make my own granola for.a while now. Its just so bloody expensive in the shops!!! I will definitely be trying this this weekend 🙂

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    • Choclette

      24th June 2018 at 4:43 pm

      It’s ridiculously expensive to buy granola and I often find the bought stuff is too sweet for me anyway.

      Reply
  3. Ceri Jones

    14th June 2018 at 8:14 am

    What’s vegan honey? Sounds like a greta way to adapt this recipe for vegans. Love all the additions of seeds too!

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    • Choclette

      24th June 2018 at 4:42 pm

      My vegan honey is made from dandelion flowers and sugar. I’m not sure what the commercial stuff is made of, but I have seen it around.

      Reply
  4. johanna @ green gourmet giraffe

    14th June 2018 at 11:52 am

    Sounds really lovely – you are amazing how you make so much from-scratch ingredients such as dandelion honey – and granola is so nice when home made – I have been out of the habit and really need to change that.

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    • Choclette

      24th June 2018 at 4:41 pm

      I have bouts of making things from scratch, but don’t manage it all the time by any means. I made quite a bit of dandelion honey one year and it keeps remarkably well in the fridge.

      Reply
  5. Camilla Hawkins

    14th June 2018 at 4:39 pm

    This look yummy! I keep saying I’m going to make granola so really ought to get on with it!

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    • Choclette

      24th June 2018 at 4:39 pm

      Camilla, I can’t believe you’ve not made granola before. You’ve made just about everything else 🙂

      Reply
  6. Corina Blum

    15th June 2018 at 11:24 am

    This granola sounds delicious and it’s so good to make your own. I’ve only ever made it a couple of times but it’s definitely worth it. So easy and satisfying to have exactly what you want in it. Thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice!

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    • Choclette

      24th June 2018 at 4:36 pm

      Yes, it really is easy, yet I don’t make it as often as I should either. I’ve even been known, on occasion, to buy some – shhhh!

      Reply
  7. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    15th June 2018 at 11:26 am

    You could never be accused of using ‘too many weird and wonderful ingredients’ Choclette. I love that you introduce us to so many flavours, alternative and ‘weird and wonderful ingredients’. I had never heard of Dandelion honey though… Interesting! x

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    • Choclette

      24th June 2018 at 4:35 pm

      Oh bless you. I shall go back to using my weird and wonderful immediately 😀

      Reply
  8. jacqui Bellefontaine

    16th June 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Homemade granola taste so much better than the stuff you buy. Thank you for linking to #CookBlogShare

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    • Choclette

      24th June 2018 at 4:31 pm

      Yes it does and you can put into it exactly what you want.

      Reply
  9. Nico @ yumsome

    21st June 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Y’know, I had never in my life tried granola until I lived in Thailand! (Same goes for brownies.) We had a really cool shop at the end of our soi, which sold a lot of locally-made foods, including granola and peanut butter (which was the best I’ve ever bought). I loved the granola from the start! Breakfast (not necessarily eaten in the morning, heheh) was locally-made coconut yoghurt, some fresh fruit from the auntie who had a cart in our condo car park, and a few tablespoons of granola. So perfect!

    I make my own now. Since being back in Europe, I’ve tried store-bought but actually, it’s far more cost-effective to make it yourself, isn’t it? And tastier too.

    I make apple ‘honey’ – I keep missing the dandelions! – but I sometimes use my miso caramel sauce instead. Both work really, really well!

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    • Choclette

      24th June 2018 at 4:21 pm

      Only you could first try such American staples as brownies and granola for the first time in Thailand. It all sounds so perfect. So is your apple honey, made with apple blossom? It sounds really good, but I’ve no idea how you’d go about collecting the blossom.

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      • Nico @ yumsome

        17th July 2018 at 12:03 pm

        You’d think I’d have tried them when I was in California, wouldn’t you?! Ha ha!

        No, I make the honey from apple juice – far easier than collecting armfuls of blossoms, especially since I have an excellent juicer at work! 😉 xx

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        • Choclette

          18th July 2018 at 11:01 am

          Hmmm, interesting. How do you get the honey flavour from apple juice?

          Reply
  10. Jacqueline Meldrum

    21st June 2018 at 3:18 pm

    I am always up for anything oaty Choclette. I’ve never heard of vegan honey before.

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    • Choclette

      24th June 2018 at 4:19 pm

      I’m not sure exactly what vegan honey is, but I’ve seen it for sale. The dandelion honey I make is really easy – apart from picking all those dandelion flowers that is!

      Reply
  11. Lesley Smith

    28th June 2018 at 12:10 pm

    I have the underactive thyroid so always looking for suitable food. Love this.

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    • Choclette

      28th June 2018 at 7:33 pm

      Thanks Lesley. Pumpkin seeds are ace. I add them to my bread, so I get a few more there too. But I also buy pumpkin seed butter and have that slathered on toast. It took a while to get used to it, but I really like it now.

      Reply
  12. Janice

    3rd July 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Gosh it’s far too long since I made my own granola, this looks so delicious.

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    • Choclette

      5th July 2018 at 10:04 pm

      I know what you mean. I go for long periods when I never make it. When I do, it’s so quick, easy and delicious I don’t understand why I don’t make it all the time.

      Reply
  13. Jasmin | VeeatCookBake

    3rd July 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Wow your granola sounds delish. Granola or/ and cereals in general are our go to breakfast on busy days.

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    • Choclette

      5th July 2018 at 10:02 pm

      Thanks Jasmin. Granola is brilliant for a fast but healthy start to the day.

      Reply

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