Hello! I wanted to pop over to share a little recipe that is on repeat at our home. My girls love to have granola with their yogurt, if I don’t have it always freshly made, I have failed as a mom in their eyes. We like to make our own healthy version. It tastes so much better and it doesn’t break down into tiny crumbs, we like it chunky! I really like to know what we put in it and can add more or less of something depending what is on hand that day.
I have tried making granola with no added sugar, but it really didn’t stick together. We have tried a lot of different recipes from Pinterest and our own little version is our tried and true favorite. Here is our favorite healthy granola recipe…
Favorite Healthy Granola
7 cups rolled oats
1 cup ground flax seed
1 cup nuts chopped up
2/3 cup pure maple syrup
2/3 cup coconut oil
2/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
*I used quick cook oats for this batch that I took the pictures of and it turned out great too. We used walnuts in this batch, we have used basically every type of nut and they were all good. If you want to go nut-free just add another cup of oats to replace the nuts.
Mix the dry ingredients first. Then in a pan heat the syrup, coconut oil, honey, cinnamon and vanilla until all melted and combined. Pour the heated ingredients over the dry ingredients.
Pour mixture on a cookie sheet, I line mine with a silicon baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes take out and flip the mixture so it evenly bakes. Then bake for another 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
Store in the freezer or in the fridge. I normally do half fridge and half freezer… it goes fast! It stays good for several weeks in the fridge.
We love to eat it over plain yogurt with fruit and a little nut butter drizzled over the top. Or just a handful for a snack. Enjoy!