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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 15
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 198.9
  • Total Fat: 11.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 79.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 4.0 g

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Maple Almond Granola

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Maple Almond Granola

Introduction

Granola is incredibly affordable when you make it yourself. This recipe combines some of my favorite ingredients: maple syrup, almond butter and seeds! Granola is incredibly affordable when you make it yourself. This recipe combines some of my favorite ingredients: maple syrup, almond butter and seeds!
Number of Servings: 15

Ingredients

    1/2 c maple syrup
    1/4 c coconut oil
    1/4 c almond butter
    1 T cinnamon (or more if you prefer your granola to have a stronger cinnamon flavor)
    2 1/2 c. rolled oats
    1/4 c ground flax
    1/4 c chia seeds
    1/2 c chopped nuts/seeds (almonds, walnuts, pepitas)
    1/4 c unsweetened coconut
    1/2 c mixed dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries, raisins)
    liberal sprinkle coarse salt

Directions

Mix maple syrup, coconut oil and almond butter together. If your coconut oil is at room temperature, you might need to melt it first.
Mix oats, coconut, and cinnamon together, then add to wet ingredients.
Pour onto a baking sheet in an even layer. (I use a silicone baking sheet liner, but you can coat the pan with nonstick cooking spray if you prefer.) Bake at 300 degrees for about 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. I like my granola to be somewhat "raw."
Immediately upon removing the granola from the oven, add the chia, flax, seeds/nuts and dried fruit. (The fruit swells and gets sticky in the oven, and raw nuts/seeds retain more of their nutrition.) Add a sprinkle of kosher salt and toss well. The salt really brings out the sweetness and other flavors.

Makes 15 1/4-cup servings!






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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This is amazing! I made some substitutions based on ingredients on hand including coconut butter for the coconut oil. I also baked it on top of a sheet of parchment paper which worked great. I ended up with 248 calories per half cup, definitely worth it! - 5/8/10

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  • 13 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Didn't make this, but plan to. Don't know what chia seeds are -have to figure that out. For those who don't like coconut or anything having to do with it - if you allergic to it then fine. But trust me - if you use coconut OIL your food will not taste like coconut and it's SO GOOD FOR YOU. - 3/26/10

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I really liked the maple/almond butter/coconut oil combination! I also added sesame seeds and dried apricots. - 4/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Made it just now, looking for a chain and lock to keep me from nibbling on it! - 3/22/10

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  • Very Good
    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I made a version of this, chia seeds I use a bit of clove(small amount). Almonds, sunflower seeds and pecans, chopped, dried dates, two kinds of raisens and dried cherries and cranberries. I also used sf syrup. It turned out great and even the guys at my dh work want me to make them some as well. - 3/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    A total winner and for those of you who aren't sure what chia seeds are, look up the definition and read about all the wonderful qualities of this mighty, high protein seed. - 2/20/10

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  • 7 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great! I may have to skip or substitute when I can as I am unable to get some ingredeints in my area.
    MG - 2/3/10

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I'll have to figure that out too. chia seed
    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-chia-se
    eds.htm
    Chia seeds are harvested from the Salvia hispanica plant, a type of sage in the mint family.The seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids and have versatile uses in the kitchen. - 11/23/11

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Coconut Oil is found in the oil department of most any grocery store. If you can't find it, ask the manager to order some. It really is worth it--very healthy. Some stores even carry a shortening in the baking department that will have the term "non-hydrogenated" on the label. - 10/14/10

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Chia seeds can be ordered through Swanson's Vitamins or some place like that. Coconut oil can be found at health food stores if you can't find it at the grocery store. I know the Food lion used to carry it but they got rid of most of their organic foods because they weren't selling too good I suppo - 6/10/10

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  • 4 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Not very low cal-what's the point of this? - 12/15/11

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I love coconut so I left it in. But my hubby doesn't now I need to make a batch without it. - 3/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 11/6/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! I made a batch yesterday planning to eat some this morning but when I woke up this morning I found out that there was hardly any left! (We're a family of five.) :) I'll have to make a huge batch next time. Also I didn't have coconut oil, so I used olive. - 12/28/11

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It sounds great except the coconut, cannot gag it down,, the rest sounds great!! Sugar free syrup is a must for diabetics,, will try this one!! - 5/20/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    great recipe...easy to make. - 5/2/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    sound great. will try this weekend - 4/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    even my hubby likes it! - 2/20/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Will try later...saving in my recipe file. - 5/17/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I have looked in my local WalMart, in the lard/shortening area, and they do not carry coconut oil. But it's worth looking, in case your store does. I just wanted to note my experience. - 3/19/10

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    great granola - 3/11/10

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    sounds good will see if I can find the ingredients - 2/21/10

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I will try this, as it looks really good & easy. - 2/3/10

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I am going to give i a try. and thank you for the information on the coconut oil. - 2/2/10

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I will try this. I hope the ingredients are not hard to find - 1/25/10

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    How hard is coconut oil to find? - 1/22/10

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  • Sounds yummy! I'll have to try it :) - 9/18/13

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  • my Aunty Hannah just got red Infiniti M Hybrid only from working parttime off a home pc. he said.......... www.jobs25.com - 9/18/13

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  • Simple and delicious! I added a sprinkle of ground cloves (as someone earlier recommended) and used dried cherries for the fruit. - 3/21/13

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  • Chia seeds are awesome! This is totally on my diet - plann to make and may add in help hearts! - 3/19/13

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  • If you use the King Arthur Flour web site, they sell chia seeds. I have them already so will make this soon. I think I might use it only 1 TBS at a time on some greek yogurt, a little high in calories for this WW. - 1/10/13

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  • Right up my Alley ! Even my Husband liked :) - 10/23/12

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  • Krogers, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, to name a few, carry coconut oil plus other coconut products. - 9/23/12

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  • where can I get chia seeds to plant? - 9/11/12

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  • Very tasty recipe! While it isn't any lower fat or calories than the one I had been using, it is a nice change of taste. - 7/18/12

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  • This sounds delicious, but please do your homework (using reliable online sources) on chia seeds and coconut oil before you add them to your diet in larger amounts. Coconut oil is high in saturated fat and the health claims related to chia seeds haven't been fully substantiated. - 6/29/12

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  • Very good, and just in time, the blueberries on my bushes have just gotten ripe! - 6/12/12

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  • Recipe seems tasty, but not very low cal - 5/25/12

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  • Great. It just didn't clump up like I thought granola would. I eat it with a spoon plain or on top of yogurt. - 5/19/12

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  • If you have a Sprouts or Henrys in your area you can get Chia seeds in Bulk and they are much cheaper. Many places have them online and health-food stores carry them, but more expensive there. - 5/6/12

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  • keeper, more fruit, and nuts. Chia seeds - 4/26/12

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  • I haven't tried it either and plan to; however, I wouldn't use coconut oil (or palm oil either) for the following reasons: http://www.livestrong.com/article/22185-co
    ns-coconut-oil/

    There is NO scientific evidence that it's good for you - 2/21/12

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  • This is crazy for a healthy snack. 1/4 cup is almost 200 calories. I won't be making it. - 2/20/12

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  • It looks delicious, but the bowl they're showing has like 8 servings (1600 calories) in it. Serving size is 1/4 cup - about a small handful. I can't waste 200 calories on 1 or 2 bites of food. :( - 2/17/12

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  • Thats a ton of calories for only a 1/4 cup serving!... but thats how granola is. This recipe doesnt fit anywhere in my plan. - 1/12/12

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  • Not sure I will make this recipe. It sounds good, but may require too many substitutions. - 1/11/12

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  • http://www.thaifoodandtravel.com/features/
    cocgood.html - 1/5/12

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  • This is a delicious recipe.
    As a dietitian it's a myth I try to dispel about coconut oil being healthy (despite being plant based, it is a saturated fat) And you already get so much healthy fat in monounaturated form from the nuts and seeds in this recipe. - 1/5/12

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  • I plan on trying this receipe this weekend have to pick up chia seeds. It sounds wonderful and a quick easy treat. Thanks! - 1/5/12

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  • While extremely flavorful, 11g of fat in a 1/4c. serving is not what I'd call healthy. And for those of us who are diabetic the carbs are a little excessive (more than twice what is allowed for a snack - 15g). As long as you keep these facts in mind...it definitely tastes good. - 12/20/11

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  • no--don't use coconut oil--not good for yu-I made this--with chia----It is good! - 12/19/11

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  • This looks my cereal, except it's got a cup of whole grain cheerios. - 12/19/11

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  • YUM! I made this yesterday and it is tasty! I couldn't find Chia Seeds, and I cooked mine a little longer since I like a toasted granola! Oh, and I was short about a tablespoon of maple syrup so filled that in with honey. I am eating some right now on my granola. Very good! - 11/21/11

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  • yummy - 11/16/11

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  • We love this recipe. Because we need to avoid sugars due to cancer and other health problems, I used 1/4 cup maple syrup. It was still too sweet. I will try less next time. We also did not add dried cocnut and dried berries. We use fresh or frozen berries when it is time to eat. - 5/6/11

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  • I made this and liked it so well that I made a second batch. however, I ran short on Chia seed, so I made up for it with whole flax. You can get chia seed at health food stores which carry bulk items and in the Hispanic food sections of some grocieries- small cello bags in with the spices. - 3/22/11

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  • Nearly 200 calories for 1/4c?? If it were as good as it sounds, I would not stop at that. - 11/1/10

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  • This sounds great- how long will it keep, and does it have to be refrigerated to store? (Although it seems from the other comments that it would not last very long!) - 10/24/10

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  • what is a chea seeds the only one I know is the plant see it in commercials during xmas time tell me where can I found this plant anyone thanks - 10/24/10

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  • I made this last evening. The entire family loved it. Chia seeds are interesting. - 10/15/10

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  • This recipe was easy to make and was so good! Was like eating oatmeal cookies and milk! I didn't have the chia seeds, but will get them for the next time I make this. - 10/14/10

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  • STEPF - please tell us if you can substitute some other more common ingredient for the coconut oil. Thanks! - 10/13/10

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  • I also would like to know what I can substitute the coconut oil for. - 10/13/10

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  • Seems really high fat content! Isn't there some way to cut the fat? - 10/13/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This has more carbs than I eat in a whole day! Good grief! - 10/13/10

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  • This is a great recipe! - 10/13/10

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  • good stuff! Can't find chia seeds though - 10/13/10

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  • Coconut oil contains Saturated Fat - not Heart Healthy. - 9/6/10

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  • nice to have on hand . love the taste . easy to find ingrends - 8/22/10

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  • this is good and easy to make, will be one of my fav - 8/13/10

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  • Yum, I love making my own granola and will be making this today! - 7/18/10

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  • This is yummy !
    Thanks for the Recipe ! - 6/20/10

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  • Coconut oil DOES taste and smell like coconut. - 6/3/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    lOCAL INGREDIENTS AVAILABLE? I'LL SEE IF I CAN FIND THEN MAKE! - 5/3/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I hate coconut or anything that contains or is made with coconut (i.e. coconut oil). What can I replace it with? - 3/11/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'd rather have some good chocolate for all those calories. - 3/10/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful! Calories: 197 per 1/4 cup is a little pricey but it probably has enough fiber to keep you from getting hungry so okay for breakfast. - 3/10/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Gotta' try this! - 3/10/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    certainly going to try this one - 3/2/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Can't Wait to try it, sounds Yummy!!! - 2/24/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    sounds really good. Where can you find chia seeds? - 2/22/10

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