Almond Joy Granola
I have a new obsession. Honestly, it's an old obsession rekindled! I have always loved granola, but this recipe takes it to a whole other heavenly level! It's crunchy, nutty, slightly sweet, and full of that yummy coconut flavor. Oh my word, it's good! My dear friend made this granola for an essential oil extravaganza we hold called OilyPalooza, and I couldn't seem to stop eating it! I actually texted her from the event asking her for the recipe. She added some Cinnamon Bark Vitality oil to the mix, which was an absolutely lovely addition. Totally optional, but incredibly delicious! My younger daughter loves the Love Crunch brand of granola that is similar to this recipe, but not as good. Plus, you can make much more for less money. Just being honest. We've been enjoying this on top of plain greek yogurt, ice cream, straight out of the container, and today I had it with some unsweetened almond milk. You can't go wrong! Yum yum!
When my friend told me she got the recipe from the Minimalist Baker, I wasn't surprised. She is one of my all time favorite bloggers. Talk about amazing recipes, she is top notch! Follow the recipe exactly as she says, and you'll be enjoying this granola in no time! Use high quality ingredients and you'll get a high quality product! Toasting the almonds is critical to get that toasty, nutty crunch! The recipe gives you options to use, so I'll tell you what I tried because it turned out perfectly. I used coconut oil, organic cane sugar, pure maple syrup, homemade almond butter, and Enjoy Life mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. Perfection!!! minimalistbaker.com/almond-joy-granola/