Cakery Friday: Toasted Almond Granola

I love granola. It’s the perfect breakfast food {coupled with some greek yogurt, berries and just a drizzle of honey…YUM}, well, it’s really good at any time. The BEST part of granola is just how simple it is to make. I found this recipe from a friend via Joy The Baker {if you don’t read her blog, you should}. The granola was actually given to my family as a holiday gift in this adorable tin, and ever since I have been totally granola obsessed. In the time it will take you to read this blog you could have whipped up a batch of this granola {okay, that’s an exaggeration, but really, it’s super simple!}. I also have to admit that I was too busy consuming saod granola to take any fabulous pictures. So instead, I have shown you how beautifuly Joy’s granola is AND I added pictures of my niece and nephew in hopes that their cuteness will make you forget about my mistakes.



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{photo unabashedly borrowed from Joy The Baker}

Gather all the ingredients.



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In a medium saucepan melt together 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, 1/4 cup of vegetable oil, 1/4 cup of honey and 1/2 cup of brown sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Carefully whisk together and add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.



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Meanwhile, whisk together 4 cups of old fashioned oats, 1 cup of silvered almonds, 1 cup of raw almonds, 1/2 cup of sweetened shredded coconut, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line 1 large or 2 small baking sheets with parchment paper.



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Pour the sugar mixture over the dry ingredients and mix together with a wooden smooth, making sure that all of the dry ingredients are coated with the sugar mixture.



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Spread the mixture evenly over the sheet pants and bake for approximately 25 to 30 minutes, removing the pan from the oven to stir and toss twice during the baking. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.



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Okay, I lied, there is one picture containing the granola but it really doesn’t do it any justice.. In the meantime, how delicious does the Lemon, Lemon Loaf look?



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Hi Raya!



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Hi Mason!



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For a printer-friendly version of this recipe click here: Toasted Almond Granola

Happy Baking!

xoxo,

Ali



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