Healthy Homemade Granola

May 3, 2010

I have always loved granola — the plain kind — since I don’t like too much dried fruit or raisins in my yogurt or cereal. So today, I tried first hand at making my own homemade granola. It turned out fantastic – just sweet enough and packed with nuts and nutrients. Here’s the recipe that I used. Note that I did follow a recipe, but true to myself, switched it up a ton, so these measurements may be a little off:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/2cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • splash of water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Then stir in the wet ingredients. Spread evenly on a baking sheet and bake for about 30-40 minutes, stirring constantly until brown. Let cool and there you have it! Fresh homemade granola!

If you’ve made a variation of this or another type of granola, let me know in the comments!

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