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Homemade Healthier Granola

healthy granola

This granola is lower in sugar and fat than average. If you like it sweeter add more dried fruits.

Granola is high in fiber and iron from oats as well as heart healthy fats and protein from nuts. Dried fruit adds extra vitamins and together it all adds up to a filling, portable breakfast or snack.

We make our own to keep the sugars natural and limited, but the calories still add up, so keep an eye on portion size, a little goes a long way.

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  • 6Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cup rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup silan or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

optional add ins

  • ½ cup flax seeds
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup pistachios
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds

optional final add ins

  • ½ cup dried fruit, raisins, cherries, cranberries, mango, etc.
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325℉ degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the oats and salt with any optional dry add ins.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, silan and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture over the oats and stir until all they are well coated.
  4. Lay out granola evenly on the pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, then stir and bake another 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and cool completely before adding final add ins and storing in an airtight container. 

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cups
  • Calories: 136
  • Carbohydrate Content: 19.3 g
  • Fat Content: 5.9 g
  • Protein Content: 2.8 g
  • Sodium Content: 53 mg
  • Sugar Content: 7.8 g