Do you love granola? Do you turn a blind eye to the fact that store-bought granola are full of refined sugar, refined oil and preservatives? This granola recipe is for you! It will makes the perfect breakfast, snack or base for many desserts. Once you’ve tried this homemade granola, you won’t go back to store-bought granola! It is super easy to make and sustainable if you buy your ingredients in bulk! All in one 🙂 Hope this granola recipe becomes your new favorite. Ready to start?
Healthy Granola ingredients
Oat is a whole-grain cereal mainly grown in North America and Europe. It is a very good source of fiber and are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Nuts &/or Seeds
Nuts and seeds are healthy snack options. They’re usually high in a healthy type of fat (monounsaturated fat, omega-6 and omega-3) and are a good source of fiber, protein, vitamin E and magnesium.
You have plenty of nuts options including almonds, pistachios, pecans, walnuts, cashews, peanuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts…
And plenty of seeds options including sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, hempseed, sesame seeds, …
The oil will help the mix to crisp. I use extra virgin coconut oil because I love the taste. If you want your granola to be a little more on the savory side and/or if you’re watching your saturated fat intake, olive oil is a better choice!
I love honey but you can also use maple or agave syrup.
For the spices you also have plenty of options such as cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, lavender, cardamon, anise, …
Dried fruit lends some extra sweetness and chewy texture. You still here have plenty of option depending on your taste: dates, raisins, cranberries, chopped dried apricots, dried cherries, dried pineapple, dried coconut, …
Other mix that can be added
Finally, you can also add citrus zest before cooking, chocolate crips after cooking or coconut flakes in the middle of the cooking!