Monday, October 29, 2012

Homemade Roasted Almond Granola


So another thing I’ve noticed that is different in the States than Canada is oatmeal.  I mean it tastes funny, at least to me.  I’ve also noticed that getting good granola is hard to find too.  I love granola but never thought to make it until this week while I was watching The Barefoot Contessa.  Yup, Ina, my guru.  She was doing a brunch show and she made granola.  I thought, well why the hell not.

It’s so easy and so tasty but so not low cal.  I’m going to have to figure out a way to make this less high calorie but for now, I give you roasted almond granola.


Recipe: As adapted by The Barefoot Contessa

  • 2 cups dry oats
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup roasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Chop almonds to at least 1/4 almond size.
  3. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. 
  4. Put on baking sheet and spread out.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes until it starts to brown.  Toss and return to oven.
  6. Repeat until it’s all toasted brown.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  8. Store in air tight container.  Should be good for a week or two, depends on how much you eat.

I mixed mine with yogurt and topped with some pomegranate that we bought today at the store.  It was delish.  I may never buy store bought again.


You could add dried fruit, different fruits etc.  Make it your own and enjoy it!

Thanks for looking!


  1. I LOVE watching Ina...everything about her show is so soothing. Hope you're weathering the storm ok!

  2. I love homemade granola! It's so expensive here too.

  3. I would love to try making this! Looks scrummy!

  4. Your granola looks wonderful - what a delicious breakfast! I know it isn't low cal, but it really is wholesome :)