Home Made Healthy Granola Recipe
In a world filled with overly processed breakfast options, crafting your own granola is a great way to take control of your eating habits. By making this wholesome granola in your own kitchen, you can ensure every bite is packed with hearty goodness, free from artificial additives. Plus, the satisfaction of customizing each batch to your liking is simply unbeatable.
I've made this granola over 10 times and every time it comes out so different, simply by changing up some of the ingredients.
Whether you enjoy it as a crunchy topping for yogurt, a hearty cereal with your choice of milk, or even as an on-the-go snack, our homemade nutty granola will bring joy to your day.
So here's our simple rules you need to follow:
8 cups of rolled oats (you can change up a cup for buckwheat or even quinoa)
2 cups of chopped up nuts of your choice
1/4 cup sesame seeds (optional, you can also opt for other seeds or no seeds)
1 cup chopped dried fruit of choice (think cranberries, figs, cherries, ginger, go wild!)
1 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
2 tbsp nut butter of choice (almond, peanut, sesame, etc)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
Preheat the over to 350 degrees.
Mix together the oats, nuts, and seeds. Spread them on 2 flat pans and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until browned. Mix every couple of minutes and be mindful that it doesn't burn!
Take out of the over and let it cool. Meanwhile in a small pot mix together the maple, sugar, nut butter, vanilla and salt let it get to a light simmer (mix so it does not get stuck). You can also do this in the microwave heating for 30 seconds about 5-6 times and mixing in between.
Once the dry mixture has cooled down, transfer to a big bowl and add the dried fruit.
Next, once the wet mixture has been heated, mix it slowly into the dry mixture, making sure all of it is incorporated evenly.
Spread the mixture again on the 2 pans and place in the oven for another 10-15 minutes, again, making sure not to burn.
Take it out of the oven, let it cool and place in an airtight container. I love when there are big clusters so I usually try not to separate them ;) ENJOY!