Ice Cream Cone Granola

When it comes to snacking with kids, versatility is a true virtue.

That’s why we love this granola recipe made with Joy Waffle Cones. This versatile mix can easily be thrown into to-go containers or plastic baggies for fuel during a day of family hiking, or poured into cereal bowls and topped with milk of your choice for a quick and easy morning meal that kids love.

And the ingredient options are endless. Try this one with your favorite dehydrated fruit. Strawberries bring a Joyful look to the granola, but bananas, raisins, and cranberries are other favorites that work well. Other Joy Cones, such as chocolate waffle cones and the slightly thicker sugar cones, can add some more flavor or durability to the snack.

The granola’s hint of sweet is thanks to the waffle cones and organic maple syrup or honey – whichever you choose. With no added processed sugars, there’s no reason to not reach for another handful!

two Joy Waffle Cones lying on a table next to two bowls of granola made with Joy Waffle Cones

Prep time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4-5

What You’ll Need:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped Joy Waffle Cones (about 5 cones)
  • ½ cup canola oil or other neutral oil, such as coconut or olive oil
  • ½ cup honey or organic maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup dried, chopped fruit

Supplies:

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Large bowl
  • Whisk
  • Rimmed baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
overhead view of two bowls of granola made with Joy Waffle Cones, with a jar of granola and container of milk nearby

What To Do:

  1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 300°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place the oil, maple syrup (or honey), cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Add the oats and almonds to the mixture and stir to coat.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet and spread into an even layer. If the granola is clumpy, use a spatula to press it into the pan.
  5. Bake, stirring halfway through, for about 20 minutes total. The granola is ready when golden-brown and the almonds have toasted — it will still feel wet coming out of the oven but will dry as it cools.
  6. Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and sprinkle on the fruit. If you want clumps of granola, press and pack down the granola before it cools, which will help it stick together.
  7. Transfer the completely cooled granola to an airtight container for long-term storage at room temperature.
three Joy Waffle Cones and a Joy Waffle Cone box surrounding a pile of granola made with dehydrated strawberries and ice cream cones

Looking for more ways to #BringJoyHome? Follow us on Instagram at @JoyConeCo to keep up with Joy Cone-inspired recipes and see how other families are using ice cream cones to create Joy in the kitchen.

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