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Honey Almond Granola

April 22, 2013

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Orange zest and honey make a sweet, citrusy background for almond-oat clusters.

About the author: Carrie Vasios is the editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. She likes to peruse her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar. You can follow her on Twitter @carrievasios

Special equipment: baking sheet, whisk


active time 10 minutes, total time 45 minutes

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup almonds, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest from about 1 large orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons orange blossom honey
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. In a medium bowl, stir together oats, almonds, zest and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together butter, honey, and almond extract then pour over the oats and toss to coat.

  2. Spread granola out on a baking sheet and bake until golden, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely then break into clusters.

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