Healthy Homemade Granola

I love granola. It is a great snack by the handful, as a topping for yogurt- it spices up plain Greek, smoothies, or enjoy with (dairy or nut) milk.

What I don’t love are the high prices of store bought granola and the unnecessary ingredients added. This recipe is free of them both- you probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry and they are clean, minimally processed foods.

I hope you all enjoy this simple, fresh, and lightly sweetened/ no sugar added granola.

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Serving size: 3 1/4 cups ; serves 13 people.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • shake of turmeric (or any spice you please!)
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

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The secret to having clustery granola:

  •  Make sure the wet coat the dry ingredients.
  • Don’t stir the granola while it’s baking.
  • Let the granola cool completely, then break into clumps once it is cooled.
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Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Add oats, almonds, seeds, cacao nibs, and sea salt to a large mixing bowl – stir to combine.
  3. Add coconut oil and maple syrup to a sauce pan- warm over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, frequently stirring until there is no visible separation, then add vanilla.
  4. Immediately pour the warm coconut oil and maple syrup mix over the dry ingredients. Stir to combine thoroughly.
  5. Place mixture on a large baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. If you like granola in chunks, don’t stir during baking.

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  1. Watching carefully- do not let the granola burn.
    1. When the granola is golden brown and makes the kitchen smell quite wonderful, it is done.

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  1. Let cool completely before enjoying.
  2. Optional: add dried fruit to the pan while the granola is cooling. Break into clumps as desired.
  3. Store in an air tight container at room temperature for 2 weeks; or freeze up to 1 month.
  4. Enjoy!
Nutrition:
Serving size: 1/4 cup (1 of 13 total servings) Calories: 140 Fat: 6.2 g Saturated fat: 2.4 g Carbohydrates: 18.3 g Sugar: 4.8 g Sodium: 40 mg Fiber: 2.8 g Protein: 3.9 g
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