Dates and Almond Granola

Dates and Almond Granola

Dates and Almond Granola

Okay. That’s enough talking about hair. Today, we’ll be talking about one of my favorite snacks-slash-breakfast — Granola. I’ve been making Granola ever since I found out that oatmeal can be turned into these crunchy, flavorful, fruity snack… and that’s way back in January of 2009.

I used to make granola frequently because we loved it. I particularly liked it topped on yogurts or as a movie-night chow. peanutbutter eats it as a snack as well as the toddler Ykaie back then. I guess there was just too many recipes to try and we were preoccupied with a lot of things and this just sort of got pushed at the back of my mind.

Yesterday, my granola making day has declared a comeback.

Dates and Almond Granola

I don’t know. Maybe my subconscious has also realized that something else has also made a comeback… peanutbutter is working in the call center industry again. That’s where he worked before he went to Dubai. I can see mornings being turned into night and nights into mornings once again. I know it’s going to be somewhat different this time, though because Ykaie goes to school in the morning.

Once again, I find myself adjusting to a complicated schedule.

Yesterday was a sleepless night with Ykaie having mild fever and me adjusting to our new household schedule. I was able to finish the two recent episodes of Blue Bloods before the sandman finally sprinkles his magical sand on my eyes.

Dates and Almond Granola

Today, I woke up with enough sleep and ready to take on all the work this day has to offer. I started with my pa-healthy breakfast of greek yogurt, strawberries and of course, this Dates and Almond Granola.

Assembled and Mixed with Sugars

I made this using Dates stuffed with candied orange-peel making it more flavorsome and injecting some chewiness. Now my ganola has all the textures and flavors I love: crunchy, flaky, chewy, and fruity.

Have a great FRIDAY!

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Dates and Almond Granola

  • Author: Peachy Adarne

Ingredients

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  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup dates (I used one stuffed with orange peel)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (or canola oil)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (175ºC) and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. Combine rolled oats, chopped dates, and almonds in a large bowl.
  3. In another bowl, combine honey, maple syrup, and coconut oil.
  4. Pour the honey-oil mixture into the oats mixture and stir well until combined. Make sure all the oatmeals and almonds have syrups in them.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly on a baking tray and bake for 30 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes.
  6. After 30 minutes remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  7. Once the granola is cool, break it into bitesized chunks.
  8. This will keep in an airtight container for 7-10 days and longer if put on the fridge.

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123 Responses

  1. Granola is a constant in our house, I feel like I’m always making it! I never thought to add dates, though, I will definitely have to give this recipe a try. Thank you for sharing it 🙂

  2. ooooo this looks like a pretty tasty breakfast idea!!! Loving how simple it is to make too! Will have to pin 🙂

    1. Looks perfect! And the good thing is it’s simple and easy to make!

  3. This sounds and looks amazing indeed. I have never made granola before but it sounds pretty easy and we all love granola here so I am going to make it. Thanks for sharing.

  4. mmm, nice! and gorgeous photos as usual! oo nga, better ang homemade granola. I haven’t been buying granola lately because I’m concerned about all the added sugar, especially for my toddlers, pero pwede nga naman palang i-homemade so you have more control! thanks!

  5. This looks really good. Pics are great. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I use to eat granola all the time but never home made.

  6. I’ve seen granola bar in the market but I haven’t tried it yet, maybe I will try it first and if I like it, I will make one too.

  7. Wow, I honestly had no idea how granola is made. Now I know! I usually eat store bought ones. But this looks so easy it just might inspire me to make some myself. 🙂

  8. To be honest, I am not really into healthy foods but this inspired to eat healthy. Hope I cold easily source out the ingredeients and make one for me.

  9. I like granola but have not tried making one myself. I’ll ask my daughter if she like to make this easy recipe this summer. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. Love this combo! I haven’t tried to make my own granola yet but surely this recipe makes me want to make some soon. Yum!

  11. I think that the dates and almond granola is such a perfect combination. I can’t wait to make my very own granola snacks that I could put on my yogurts and for breaks at work, instead of buying pre-package granola bars.

  12. I love anything with almonds. I actually just ate chocolate with almonds the other day. All the whole tub by myself. 🙂

  13. this is beyond delicious…kids asked for another serving of granola after they ate this…we used a bit more of dates and a few sliced dried figs too….it was a winner,thanks 🙂

  14. Hello Peachy,

    May i ask the brand of maple syrup and dates you used for this recipe and also where you bought them? Thank you!!

    1. Hi Shai,

      The dates I used for the granola were given to me by my SIL. She brought it home with here from Dubai. I use any brand of maple syrup available at home. I think what I used here is Maple Joe. Thanks!

  15. Currently in my oven..I am excited to have this for breakfast with my maple yogurt! I added 2 tsp of cinnamon because I just couldn’t resist the idea…lol. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →

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