This Strawberry Granola is a crunchy, sweet and hearty start to your morning, especially when paired with some greek yogurt. Made with freeze-dried strawberries, white chocolate, shredded coconut and oats, it is an easy meal prep breakfast or snack to have on hand.
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil or light olive oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups freeze dried strawberries
- 1/2 cup mini white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325 and place a piece of parchment on a rimmed baking sheet.
- In a large bowl, mix the oats, almonds, coconut, and salt together.
- In a small saucepan heat the sugar, coconut oil, maple syrup, and butter over medium-low heat, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is bubbling, then remove from heat. Stir in the almond extract and vanilla extract.
- Add the sugar mixture into the oats and stir together, making sure to coat the dry ingredients well.
- Transfer the oat mixture to the prepared baking sheet and spread it into an even layer.
- Bake until dry and lightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes, stirring granola 1-2 times along the way (see note about granola clusters).
- Remove the granola from oven, and allow to cool to room temperature. Once cool add the freeze-dried strawberries and white chocolate chips and stir together.
- Transfer the granola to a storage container.
If you want separated crisp granola: you'll want to make sure to stir the granola several times while baking, and once or twice as it cools. If you want crunchy granola clusters: don't stir the granola while it's in the oven or as it cools. See section "Crisp Granola vs. Granola Clusters" above for more.
This granola will last at least a week but likely a lot longer. I usually use mine up within a few weeks and it's always stayed just as good as the day I've made it. But do keep in mind it has no preservatives in it so you can't leave it for quite as long as you would store-bought granola. If you made a big batch and you want to preserve the granola very fresh for a longer period, it can be frozen for about 6 months.
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