Almond butter granola. Vegan. GF.

Almond butter granola.  Worlds collide with this recipes… ha!  Rolled oats and almond butter are life.  Breakfast with nut milk.  Topping my favorite green smoothie.  Or just grab and go!  I eat a lot of granola.  In fact I’ve even topped my muffins with it, dipped my banana in it and put it on my favorite vegan ice cream.  Great carbs, healthy fats, fiber and protein right there!

This recipe is super easy to prepare.  Once made and cooled, I store in air tight containers and leave in my pantry until it’s gone, which is typically a few days.  This version I added big coconut flakes and chia.  You can add or subtract.  Add some almonds in or not. Super flexible.  My youngest loves adding raisins to hers.  My biggest tip is always to keep a watchful eye on the granola as it bakes because it goes from golden to burnt fast.

This is a wonderful food gift to ship to your favorite college student, someone in the military or to your favorite friend or relative.  I always pack it up in cute little Weck’s jars. Great for storage and a sweet presentation.



3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 tbl of coconut sugar
1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of chia seeds
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup unsalted almond butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
Pinch of sea salt


Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.  Line your baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper.  In a large bowl, add your oats, sugar, cinnamon and chia.  In a smaller bowl, add your oil, nut butter and syrup.  Microwave the bowl for about 45 seconds. Whisk to combine and then pour over your oat mixture.  Toss to coat.   Spread evenly out on your baking pan and then sprinkle with sea salt.  Bake for 24-30 minutes or until golden.  Remove and let cool completely before consuming or storing.

Last week’s training has flowed into this week.  I took last Tuesday off for the Nor’Easter but then have trained every day since.  That will explain my weird mileage run.

Last Wednesday:  Gym weight training session.  1h training.
Last Thursday:  5 miles
Last Friday: 6.01 miles
Last Saturday: 5 miles
Sunday:  3.26 miles
Monday:  Gym for weight training and cardio
Tuesday: 7.17 miles
Wednesday:  Weight training/cardio (55m each)
Thursday: 7.56 miles

Phew!  Okay off to prep dinner.  Have a great night!

— Knead to Cook

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