Cardamom Almond Coconut Granola Cereal

Crunchy, sweet, and bursting with warm, toasty flavor, this cardamom almond coconut granola cereal is a keeper! Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also much healthier than storebought granola.

Cardamom Almond Coconut Granola Cereal // Crunchy, sweet, and bursting with warm, toasty flavor, this cardamom almond coconut granola cereal is a keeper! Not only is it easy to make, but it's also much healthier than storebought granola.

I’m baaaack!

It’s been QUITE a while since I last shared a recipe, and I apologize for such a hiatus. But this girl needed a vacay. BIG TIME.

Now, you guys know I loooove granola. With a passion. It’s like cereal but 8,000x better. Seriously. But why should you love homemade granola, you ask? 

Well, for starters, since you’re making it at home, you can control the ingredients that go into. Meaning you can leave out all of the yucky preservatives, dyes, and artificial ingredients that do your body no good. It also means that you can change it up HOWEVER you’d like. Don’t like almonds? Leave ‘em out or swap them with another nut. Don’t have maple syrup? Sub in honey! 

And that’s just the icing on the cake, in a manner of speaking.

Cardamom Almond Coconut Granola Cereal // Crunchy, sweet, and bursting with warm, toasty flavor, this cardamom almond coconut granola cereal is a keeper! Not only is it easy to make, but it's also much healthier than storebought granola.

The process of making granola is literally as easy as 1-2-3. Mix together the dry ingredients. Pour in the wet ingredients. Pour it on a pan and bake. 

Doesn’t get much easier than that. 

Also, do you know how expensive it can be to buy a box of QUALITY granola that’s actually healthy? You’d be paying some big bucks for a small box. I don’t know the exact cost of one batch of this granola, but I’d guess it’s probably around $1-$2 versus $4+. 

It’s pretty safe to bet that homemade granola is the way to go.

Now onto THIS granola. 

Cardamom Almond Coconut Granola Cereal // Crunchy, sweet, and bursting with warm, toasty flavor, this cardamom almond coconut granola cereal is a keeper! Not only is it easy to make, but it's also much healthier than storebought granola.

Look at it in all it’s glory. And guess what the secret (but not really secret) ingredient is?

Cardamom Almond Coconut Granola Cereal | Natural Chow

Cardamom. Not cardaMON, Nana. It’s a spice that comes from grinding up the seeds of the cardamom pod. Now, I’m not great at grinding seeds, but luckily Whole Foods has a pretty inexpensive jar of cardamom that is quite possibly some of the best quality I’ve ever had.

Cardamom Almond Coconut Granola Cereal | Natural Chow

I got the idea for a cardamom-almond granola combo from one of my favorite desserts, Russian tea cakes. My mom used to always put cardamom in the powdered sugar before rolling the little cakes in it. And, you guys, the result was HEAVEN. I’m not even kidding. 

Cardamom Almond Coconut Granola Cereal // Crunchy, sweet, and bursting with warm, toasty flavor, this cardamom almond coconut granola cereal is a keeper! Not only is it easy to make, but it's also much healthier than storebought granola.

So I figured, why not combine the two with my basic granola recipe + coconut? I know, I know, I’m a genius. <– JK not even close

This cardamom almond coconut granola is crunchy, sweet, aromatic (as in your house will smell ah-mazing), and it’s got a irresistible roasted flavor. And the best part is, it’s SUPER easy to make. You’re going to love it, promise.

Cardamom Almond Coconut Granola Cereal // Crunchy, sweet, and bursting with warm, toasty flavor, this cardamom almond coconut granola cereal is a keeper! Not only is it easy to make, but it's also much healthier than storebought granola.

Here’s the recipe:

Cardamom Almond Coconut Granola Cereal
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Yield: about 3 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup chopped almonds
  • ¼ cup dried unsweetened coconut shreds
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ cup maple syrup (or honey)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300° F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, coconut shreds, cinnamon, and cardamom and stir. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Make sure you even combine everything.
  4. Spread the granola onto the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with chia seeds if desired. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Once you take the granola out of the oven, allow it to cool completely. Store granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.

Need more granola inspiration?

I’ve gotcha covered.

Skinny Dark Chocolate Chia Granola | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

Skinny Dark Chocolate Chia Granola

 

Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Granola Cereal | Natural Chow

Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Granola Cereal

 

Vanilla Almond Granola Cereal | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

Vanilla Almond Granola Cereal

 

Pin it:

Cardamom Almond Coconut Granola Cereal // Crunchy, sweet, and bursting with warm, toasty flavor, this cardamom almond coconut granola cereal is a keeper! Not only is it easy to make, but it's also much healthier than storebought granola.

Comments

  1. says

    Homemade granola is just so stinkin irresistible to me…I can never seem to keep my hand out of the jar! And with cardamom?? Just WOW! :) Totally in love with this recipe; a definite must-try!!

  2. Yvonne says

    Just made a batch of this granola. Very crunchy & absolutely delicious with the cardamom. Wonderful with coconut greek yogurt, berries & a scoop of the granola. Thank you for a great recipe.

Trackbacks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Rate this recipe: