Almond Joy Granola

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This granola is a fun & healthy spin on the much loved chocolate-coated, coconut and almond candy bar…The Almond Joy! Unlike traditional granola, this recipe is low in sugar and fat, making it a healthy and delicious treat that you can feel good about enjoying and serving to your family! Serve it with a high-protein Greek yogurt, and you have yourself a well-balanced and tasty breakfast or snack!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 40-45 minutes.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. (If using foil, spray with non-stick cooking spray).


Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium sized bowl, (except for the coconut and chocolate chips) and stir until everything is well combined. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from oven and stir to break granola apart. Add coconut. Return to the oven for another 15-20 minutes, or until granola is crisp.


Let cool completely, and add chocolate chips (and almonds/white chocolate chips if using). Store in an air-tight container for up to 7 days.


2 1/2 cupOld fashioned oats
2 tbs Coconut oil OR butter, melted (I used Smart Balance butter)
1 tspCoconut extract
1/4 cupBaking stevia OR 1/2 cup sweetener that measures like sugar 1
1/8 cupHoney
1/8 cup Egg whites (or egg whites from a carton)
1 tspBaking powder
PinchSalt (or to taste)
1/2 cupCoconut flakes
1/4 cup Mini chocolate chips (or chopped dark chocolate)
Optional: 1/2 cup sliced almonds, 1/4 cup white chocolate chips

1 Or 6-8 pkts stevia.

Katie's Tip!

Serve this granola with a high-protein Greek yogurt, and you have yourself a well balanced and tasty snack!

Nutrition Breakdown

1/2 cup Per Serving
150 Calories per Serving
6 g Fat
35 g Carbohydrate
5 g Fiber
6 g Sugar
4 g Protein
5 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Kate Lanham said:

did you mean to say a 1/4 cup of baking stevia?

January 9th, 2013 — 9:02am  |  Reply

Erin said:

Sorry, maybe I’m reading this wrong- mini chocolate chips twice? Also, how does it work to replace coconut oil instead of butter? Thx! :)

January 9th, 2013 — 10:18am  |  Reply

Renee said:

Is there an alternative to honey? I can’t eat it and wondering if there is something else.

January 9th, 2013 — 10:19am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

agave or maple syrup

January 10th, 2013 — 10:10am  | 

Kelly said:

Could you substitute vanilla extract for the coconut extract?

January 9th, 2013 — 3:52pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

yep :)

January 10th, 2013 — 10:10am  | 

Melinda said:

Ditto to the above-1/4 tsp or 1/2 cup of an alternative seems like an odd swap… And if there supposed to be 2, 1/4 cups of chocolate chips or just the one? Is one supposed to be white and the other milk/semi-sweet?

January 9th, 2013 — 3:54pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

all fixed :)

January 10th, 2013 — 10:12am  | 

Melinda said:

Thank you!

January 10th, 2013 — 10:54am  | 

Maureen said:

How many servings does this make?

January 10th, 2013 — 8:27am  |  Reply

Taylor said:

Are the coconut flakes sweetened or unsweetened?

January 12th, 2013 — 10:05pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

I actually calculated with unsweetened but both would work:)

January 13th, 2013 — 7:22am  | 

Aly @ FitandFrugirl said:

Do you have a recipe for a Skinny Vanilla Almond Granola?!

January 14th, 2013 — 2:53pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

no…but leave the coconut out and there ya go! :)

January 14th, 2013 — 3:36pm  | 

Taylor said:

How many servings does this make?

January 21st, 2013 — 4:46pm  |  Reply

kate said:

This recipe is delicious! I doubled the coconut extract for extra flavor and it was so yummy!

January 26th, 2013 — 3:10pm  |  Reply

anonymous said:

Why the baking powder?

April 9th, 2013 — 4:54pm  |  Reply

Elisa said:

I was also wondering! Can you help us here Katie? :)

February 3rd, 2015 — 11:39am  | 

Holly Jochims said:

I just made this and it’s oh, so yummy! It’s really good with milk or with yogurt!

April 23rd, 2013 — 9:48am  |  Reply

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April 24th, 2013 — 8:52pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

my husband designed it over the course of 1 year :)

April 25th, 2013 — 10:07am  | 

Anne Keeton said:

Is this freezer friendly, and if so, suggestions for freezing?

November 17th, 2013 — 12:34pm  |  Reply

Laura said:

Hi! I just made this today and it tastes wonderful :) Approximately how many servings does this recipe make? Thank you!

February 22nd, 2014 — 12:20pm  |  Reply

Elisa said:

Hi Katie!
Can’t wait to make this! I’ve tried a similar recipe before but it was way higher in calories and I’m trying to loose some weight so I’m glad I found this one! :)
Are the 150 calories per serving for the entire recipe + optionals (white chocolate chips + sliced almonds)?

Many Thanks!


February 3rd, 2015 — 11:37am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

optional is not included :)

February 3rd, 2015 — 12:00pm  | 

Elisa said:


February 6th, 2015 — 3:32am  | 

Elisa said:

Hi there,

The first time I tried this recipe, about 2 days ago, my granola burnt in the oven in like 10 minutes. Everything was BLACK and smoke was coming out of my oven. Never had that problem before baking granola. I’m european, could our ovens be different from yours? We use Celsius degrees, from what I’ve gathered 350°F should be around 180°C. Still the second time around, even with my baking sheet placed at the very bottom of my oven and 150°C, the granola came out pretty brown coloured after 30 minutes. A bit overcooked I think. Any idea of what could have caused that?
I was also wondering, why the baking powder and egg whites? It’s the only different ingredient from previous recipes I’ve tried, no idea of what their purpose are?

Many Thanks! :)


February 6th, 2015 — 3:32am  |  Reply

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