My love for homemade granola (and strawberries) continues with this A+mazing Strawberry Almond Granola. This granola is truly strawberilicious combining a fresh strawberry puree with the wonderful freeze dried Brother’s All Natural Strawberry Crisps. This is the perfect granola to eat with almond milk, Greek yogurt, or all by itself as an afternoon snack.
Strawberry Almond Granola
3 cups gluten free rolled oats (Bob’s Red Mills)
1 cup slivered almonds
3⁄4 cup ground flaxseed
1/3 cup shredded coconut
1⁄4 cup brown sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pure almond extract
1/2 cup honey or agave
4 tablespoons (1⁄2 stick) butter, melted
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1⁄2 cup strawberry puree (about 5-6 large strawberries, blended)
2 packages Brother’s All Natural Freeze Dried Strawberries
- In a large bowl combine oats, almonds, flaxseed, cinnamon, salt, shredded coconut, and brown sugar. Stir to combine. Add strawberries to a food processor and blend until pureed. Set aside. Melt butter, add vanilla and almond extract.
- Fold in honey to the oat mixture. Fold in strawberry puree then melted butter mixture, tossing until everything is coated. Fold in freeze dried strawberries.
- Spread out on a baking sheet. Bake for 65 minutes in a 250 degree oven. Turn half way through. Then increase oven temp to 300 and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes.
- Allow to cool for at least one hour .