This chia almond granola is crispy and crunchy with just the right amount of sweetness. Toss everything in the food processor and you’ll have granola in the oven in just a few minutes!

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This chia almond granola is easy to make but it’s SO delicious. It’s delicious on top of a yogurt bowl, with chocolate as granola bark, or enjoyed by the handful! You can make it quickly by using a food processor. This helps create a crunchy granola by chopping everything into smaller pieces.

Chia almond granola in a food processor

Once you have everything in the food processor, you just pulse it a few times. The coconut oil and maple syrup help create little clumps as the granola bakes, so you end up with a crispy, crunchy granola!

granola in a food processor

Tips for Perfect Granola

  • Keep a close eye on the oven temperature. This granola cooks at a low temperature so it gets crispy without getting burnt.
  • Stir the granola halfway through cooking, to ensure it cooks evenly.
  • If you’re using roasted almonds, add salt to taste, as you may not need as much salt.

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Substitution Ideas

  • To ensure this granola is gluten-free, be sure to use gluten-free oats. Many brands are certified gluten-free, but if you have an allergy, make sure you double-check!
  • You can replace the maple syrup with honey or agave if needed.
  • Feel free to substitute walnuts or pecans in place of the almonds.
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Chia Almond Granola (

Chia Almond Granola

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Granola
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Breakfast
  • Diet: Vegan



  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 325.
  2. Add the almonds to a food processor and pulse 10-15 times until roughly chopped.
  3. Add the oats, coconut flakes, coconut sugar, chia seeds, and salt.
  4. Pulse 8-10 times until combined.
  5. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the coconut oil and combine with the maple syrup.
  6. Drizzle the coconut oil mixture over the oat mixture then pulse 4-5 times until combined.
  7. Spray a baking sheet with non stick spray or line with parchment paper, then spread out the granola across the tray.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until it starts to brown.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool completely. The granola will get crunchy as it cools.

Keywords: chia granola


chia almond granola

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