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Healthy Granola Recipe

Healthy Granola Recipe

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Granola that you make at home tastes so much nicer than what you get from the store. Making your own healthy granola also allows you to control the sugar content and ingredients.

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Healthy Granola Recipe

Homemade granola can be healthy, tasty and delicious. When you buy it in a store it’s generally high in sugar, unhealthy saturated fats and oils, and loaded with unnecessary filler ingredients. Making your own granola at home is quick and easy. You can control the amount of sugar and the quality of your ingredients. The more you experiment, the more new flavors you can add to make it 100% yours.

Here are a few other options to try: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, pecans nuts. You can also use dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, sultanas or apricots. For a sweet treat add dark chocolate chunks or peanut butter. Adding chili flakes can give it a Whoomph as a tasty snack.

To make a gluten-free granola use gluten-free rolled oats. For a full list of options have a look at our great pinnable info-graphic.

Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons Olive/Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Pinch Of Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds
  • 5 Cups Rolled Oats (Gluten Free If You Like)
  • 1 Cup Chopped Almonds
  • 1 Cup Chopped Cranberries
  • 1 Pinch Of Cinnamon

Instructions – Step By Step

  • Let’s begin by mixing all the wet ingredients. You can add the olive oil first, you can also use coconut oil too but be careful as coconut oil will burn faster. Then add the maple syrup, followed by the honey. Adding the oil first means the honey won’t stick to the spoon. Now add a good pinch of salt and some vanilla bean extract or vanilla essence. Mix this together and set it aside for now.
  • You can use pre-chopped almonds, salted almonds, almond flakes and almonds with or without the skin. It’s your choice. Chop the dried cranberries, you could also use coconut flakes, raisins, sultanas and apricots. Again this is your choice.
  • Now, in a large bowl we are going to mix all the dry ingredients together. Start by adding the rolled oats. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and eh