I love Granola served with yoghurt and fresh fruit. It is so delicious and refreshing, especially on hot summer days. As store-bought granola often contains a lot of sugar and other non-essential ingredients, this healthy raspberry almond granola is a great alternative.
It is easy to make and contains only a couple of ingredients such as oats, coconut oil, almonds, cinnamon, salt and raspberries. This healthy granola recipe is naturally sweetened with maple syrup.
Tools & Equipment
- 1 large baking sheet
- Medium bowl
- Parchment paper
- Sealed jar or airtight container
- Silicone spatula
Nuts and Seeds: you can use anything you like, such as pecans, walnuts, whole or sliced almonds, cashews, peanuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.
Oil: it helps to make this granola crunchy and absolutely delicious. I prefer unrefined coconut oil. If you don’t have this available at home or don’t like it, you can swap it for olive oil.
Sweetener: I like to use maple syrup. Honey works great too. These natural sweeteners add a wonderful taste to your granola that regular sugar doesn’t have.
Parchment Paper: line the baking sheet with parchment paper to make sure that the sweetener sticks to the oats and not to the baking sheet.
Dried or Freeze Dried Fruits: they add a special sweetness and an irresistible fruity taste to your granola. Add the fruits to your granola once it is baked and completely cooled to room temperature.
Chocolate: you can add chocolate chips after the granola has cooled to room temperature, otherwise they will melt.
Directions – How to Make Healthy Raspberry Almond Granola
Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Weigh your ingredients.
In a medium bowl combine oats, almonds, cinnamon and salt.
Melt the coconut oil. Add the melted coconut oil and maple syrup and stir well. The mixture looks a little dry at first, keep stirring until the entire mixture is evenly soaked.
Spread the granola evenly over the entire baking sheet, place in the oven and bake on the middle rack for about 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven, stir the granola and then bake for another 10-13 minutes. Keep an eye on your granola, as it can brown too much and burn from one moment to the next. The granola is done when it turns slightly golden brown.
The granola looks very soft, but as it cools down it gets crunchy. Once it has cooled to room temperature break it up into clumps. Add the raspberries and mix again.
Storage: fill your granola into a sealable jar or an airtight container. This will keep it fresh for several weeks.
My Summary for Healthy Raspberry Almond Granola
Taste: this granola tastes nutty, slightly sour from the raspberries and is not too sweet. It is so damn good that I could eat it on its own.
Texture: it is super crunchy.
PROS: the recipe requires only a couple of ingredients, it’s easy to make and is a much healthier alternative to regular granola.
More “Healthy” Recipes
- 350g old-fashioned oats
- 80g almonds, slivered
- 1g ground cinnamon
- 3g salt
- 120g coconut oil, melted
- 130ml maple syrup
- 20g freeze-dried raspberries
- Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Melt the coconut oil in the microwave or on the stove in a small saucepan.
- In a medium bowl combine oats, almonds, cinnamon and salt.
- Add the melted coconut oil and maple syrup and stir well using a silicone spatula. The mixture looks a little dry at first, keep stirring until the entire mixture is evenly soaked.
- Spread the granola evenly over the entire baking sheet, place in the oven and bake on the middle rack for about 10 minutes.
- Use a silicone spatula to stir the granola and then bake for another 10-13 minutes. Keep an eye on the granola from this point on, as it can brown too much and burn from one moment to the next. The granola is done when it turns golden brown.
- The granola looks very soft, but as it cools down it gets crunchy. Wait until it has completely cooled to room temperature and then break it up into your desired size of clumps.
- Add the raspberries and mix one more time.
- Enjoy or fill the granola into sealable jars and store it at room temperature.