Deliciously Simple and Healthy Granola Recipe

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Hey friends! I’m back again with another granola recipe. This one’s easier and probably healthier than the last (there’s no ramen in this one ;-)) But that’s not to say I don’t love both. 

Anywho–here it is:

The only part that takes some time is chopping the dates because I do this by hand…the rest is a BREEZE!

I tear apart my pantry for anything and everything I think would be good in granola. In this case I chose: rolled oats, dates, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pecans, almonds in any form -except wasabi because that’s just gross, – pepitas, millet (a nutty grain similar to quinoa), coconut oil, vanilla extract and maple syrup (the real stuff…it has potassium! Does that make it healthy? 😉 )


First things first

  • I chop my dates because it’s the most tedious task. Just get’er done…the rest is mindless.
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Other add-ins: chia seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, pecans, cashews, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, peanuts, millet, quinoa, pine nuts, chocolate chips, raisins….the options are ENDLESS .

 

  • A make-shift recipe I made while I was adding stuff to my granola. You can tell where I added things last minute…like sprinkling millet:
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This makes sense to me only because I wrote it…Ill break it down.

Now:

  • Preheat your oven to 270°.

    • Do this after you chop your dates. It’s not a high temp and takes hardly any time to get it there.
  • Lay parchment paper on the cookie sheet you’ll be using.
    • Feel free to DOUBLE DOWN on the recipe. This stuff goes fast.
  • Gather all nuts, seeds and dry ingredients in a large bowl.
    • (I used: 1/4 c. pecans, 2 handfuls pepitas, 3 tbs chia seeds, 1/2 c. almonds, 1/2 c. sunflower seeds, sprinkle millet)

Next:

  • Melt your wet ingredients:

    • coconut oil (4 tbs.), maple syrup (1/2 c.) & vanilla extract (splash). I use the microwave!
  • Once melted mix everything well
  • Lay evenly on parchment paper

Then:

  • Bake for 25 minutes & flip

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  • Bake an additional 20 minutes
  • Turn off oven and leave granola in there
  • Wait until oven is cool to remove granola
  • Snack on granola while putting it away. It should be easy to pick up paper and shake into a container.

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  • Enjoy as a bowl of cereal, a quick, handy snack, in yogurt, or in any form really. Yogurt is y FAVE. I buy plain, greek and spruce it up with a touch of honey and some granola. It’s. So. Good!

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When I make a double batch it fills my cereal container more than 3/4 full. I never make the same batch twice, I always have different things in my pantry and i’ll tell you it turns out amazing every time.

<3

Amber

Irresistably Delicious, Easy and Healthy Granola Recipe
 
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Granola with just the right ingredients--everything! Add more or less of anything you want. Its delicious every time.
Serves: 2 full jars
Ingredients
  • 2 C. Oats
  • 1¼ C. [hand] Chopped Dates
  • ¼ C. Chopped Pecans
  • 1/ 2C. Pepitas
  • ½ C. Slivered, chopped, or sliced Almonds
  • ¼ C. Sunflower Seeds
  • 3 Tbs. Chia Seeds
  • Sprinkle Millet
  • 4 Tbs. Coconut Oil
  • ½ C. Pure Maple Syrup
  • Splash Vanilla Extract
  • Chocolate Chips to taste
Instructions
  1. Chop Dates
  2. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl- nuts, seeds, grains
  3. Preheat Oven to 270 degrees
  4. Lay Parchment Paper on Cookie Sheet
  5. Melt Wet ingredients together -Coconut oil, Pure Maple Syrup
  6. Mix everything well
  7. Lay evenly on prepared-no need to oil- cookie sheet
  8. Bake for 25 minutes
  9. Flip
  10. Bake an addition 20 minutes
  11. Turn off oven
  12. Leave Granola in oven until cool
  13. Once cool--add chocolate chips or raisins if desired.

 

 

2 comments

  1. 3 Sisters Blogs says:

    Nothing beats homemade granola! One little tip that you might try is leaving the granola in the oven after you turn it off for several hours, or overnight. I always pressed it down after stirring halfway through and then I’d let it sit until morning. The granola should harden into a solid sheet that you can then break apart. It’s really nice because you get lots of chunks instead of crumbly granola. Either way, though, yum! I love your blog!! 🙂

    • amber says:

      It’s definitely something I make most often because it’s so easy. I’m slowly going to attempt to add less sweetener (we’ll see how that goes ;-)). The granola in the oven is awesome!! I love having the nuggets instead of just crumbles. Yummmm!

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