Healthy Granola Recipe

Homemade granola is simple and fun to make. This is a healthy granola recipe that is not only delicious and budget friendly, but making the granola will fill your kitchen with wonderful aromas as well! 

Healthy Granola Recipe

The granola tastes incredible as it is, but you can personalize it by adding your favorite ingredients, or whatever you have available. Experiment by adding a few of these ingredients, for example:

  • Coconut flakes
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Dried apples
  • Dried apricots
  • Dried banana slices
  • Dried pineapple chunks
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Oat bran (for more fiber)

Healthy Granola Recipe

Here’s What You Need

  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 Tbs. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil* (not olive oil) or melted butter
  • 1/4 cup honey, or maple syrup*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins

Here’s What You Do

  1. Preheat oven to 300 F/150 C
  2. Mix all the ingredients except the raisins (or any dried fruits) with a spoon in a large bowl. Use your hands to rub it all together.
  3. Spread the granola in a large oven pan. You can personalize the granola by adding other seeds or nuts if you like; like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chopped walnuts or hazelnuts.
  4. Bake for about 35-40 minutes, stir thoroughly every 10 minutes.
  5. The granola is done when it has a golden brown color, but don’t let it get burned!
  6. Once ready, take out the pan of the oven and let it cool completely.
  7. Stir in raisins or any other chopped, dried fruit you like; like figs, dates, apricots, cranberries, dried apples, coconut flakes, etc.
  8. When the granola is completely cool, it is crisp and not sticky anymore, and you can place the granola in an airtight container. It can be stored in the fridge for up to several weeks.

I hope you agree that this granola recipe is way better than store bought versions. And- you made it yourself!


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