Making homemade granola is a simple and rewarding process. I try to stay away from canned and processed foods for breakfast so we often have this as a healthier alternative. Follow this easy recipe to create a delicious and nutritious batch of granola right in your kitchen:
Home-made Granola Ingredients and where to buy:
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats - Buy Here
1 cup chopped walnuts - Buy Here
1 cup pumpkin seeds - Buy Here
1 cup sunflower seeds - Buy Here
1 tsp chia seeds - Buy Here
1 tsp brown flaxseeds - Buy Here
1/2 cup unsweetened dried fruits (e.g., cranberries, raisins, or apricots), chopped if large
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup, I used Clara Ole Sugar Free Maple Syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
A pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, chopped nuts, and seeds. You can use any combination of nuts and seeds you prefer, depending on your taste and dietary preferences.
Add the honey or maple syrup, along with the coconut oil (or vegetable oil), vanilla extract, ground cinnamon (if using), and a pinch of salt. Stir the mixture until it becomes well combined and slightly runny.
Stir well until all the oats, nuts, and seeds are evenly coated with the sweetened mixture.
Spread the granola mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet, pressing it down slightly to create a compact layer. This will help create clusters in the granola.
Bake the granola in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until it turns golden brown. Halfway through baking, gently stir the granola to ensure even toasting.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the granola cool completely on the pan. As it cools, it will become crispier.
Once the granola is completely cool, mix in the dried fruits. Adding the dried fruits after baking helps retain their chewy texture.
Transfer the homemade granola to an airtight container or a resealable bag for storage. It can stay fresh for up to two weeks.
Check out the video that I made on How to make this Homemade Granola
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Enjoy your homemade granola as a nutritious and delicious snack or as a topping for yogurt, smoothie bowls, or oatmeal. Get creative with different combinations of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits to create your favorite granola blend!