Granola is a popular breakfast food that is often marketed as healthy, but store-bought granolas are often packed full of sugar.
If you’re looking to make your own healthy homemade granola, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, we will cover 3 healthy granola recipes to try.
So, next time you want a hearty bowl of granola, but don’t want to worry about the added sugar, you can reach for a homemade bowl of granola instead.
Let’s get into it.
Simple Homemade Granola
This simple homemade granola is made with raw nuts, dried fruit, and is married together with the sweet and spicy flavors of vanilla, maple, and cinnamon.
The great thing about it is that you can make a large batch, and enjoy it for weeks to come!
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1 ½ cup raw nuts and seeds
- ½ cup melted coconut oil or olive oil
- ½ cup maple syrup or honey
- 1 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup dried fruit
Step One – Preheat The Oven
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, you will need to line a baking sheet with baking paper.
Step Two – Combine Ingredients In A Bowl
Combine the oats, salt, nuts, and cinnamon first in a bowl.
Then stir in the oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and honey. Make sure that you mix the ingredients thoroughly to ensure that everything is coated.
Step Three – Add The Granola Onto The Baking Tray & Bake
Add the granola mixture to your baking tray, using a spoon to even it out so it cooks evenly. Bake until the granola is lightly golden, for around 21 to 24 minutes.
Step Four – Stir The Granola Half Way Through
You will need to stir the granola half way through the cooking time, before making another even layer.
Step Five – Allow The Granola To Cool
Next, you will need to allow the granola to cool completely for a minimum of 45 minutes, undisturbed.
Step Six – Break The Granola Up
Top with fruit then once the granola has cooled, you will need to break the granola up into smaller pieces.
Step Seven – Store The Granola
Once you’ve broken the granola up, store it in an airtight tupperware container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks.
Alternatively, you can bag up the granola in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
Quick & Easy Healthy Granola
This quick and easy granola is so simple you could bake it in your sleep!
Once you’ve prepared this delicious granola, you can grab a quick bowl on those mornings that feel like a rush.
Made with raw nuts, sunflower and pumpkin seeds for an added boost of nutrition, the flavors of vanilla and maple work are a match made in heaven.
- 2 cups whole rolled oats
- 2–3 tablespoons real maple syrup or honey
- 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large pinch of fine sea salt
- ½ cup raw nuts, chopped
- ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- ½ cup dried fruit
Step One – Preheat The Oven
First, you need to preheat the oven to 300º F.
Step Two – Combine The Wet Ingredients & Salt In A Bowl
Next, combine the maple syrup, oil, vanilla and salt in a bowl. Mix to combine.
Step Three – Add The Dry Ingredients To The Bowl
Add the rest of the dry ingredients and use clean hands to mix well. Toss the mixture to ensure that it is well coated.
Be sure that there aren’t any clumps of coconut oil left.
Step Four – Prepare A Baking Tray & Spread The Granola On It
Prepare a baking tray with baking parchment and spread the granola evenly out on it.
Step Five – Bake The Granola
Now, it’s time to bake the granola for 10 to 12 minutes until it is golden brown.
Step Six – Allow The Granola To Cool
Remove the granola from the oven and allow the granola to cool completely.
Step Seven – Break Up & Store
Break up the granola with the back of a spoon and store it in an airtight tupperware container.
Gluten-Free Homemade Granola
If you follow a gluten-free diet, or are making a conscious effort to eat less gluten, then this gluten-free granola recipe is the perfect one for you.
Featuring delicious raw almonds and dried cranberries for an added hint of sweetness, this healthy granola is one even your kids will enjoy tucking into for breakfast!
2 cups gluten free rolled oats
1/2 cup whole, raw almonds
1/2 cup pepitas
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Step One – Preheat The Oven
To begin, first preheat the oven to 350ºF. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step Two – Combine The Ingredients In A Bowl
Combine rolled oats, pepitas, almonds to a bowl before adding maple syrup, coconut oil, and cinnamon. Toss together until everything is well coated.
Step Three – Add To The Baking Sheet
Spread the granola out on the baking sheet so that it’s an even thickness.
Step Four – Bake The Granola
Now you will need to bake the granola for 20 to 25 minutes.
For this recipe, you will need to ensure that you’re stirring the granola every 10 minutes. Bake until the granola is golden brown.
Step Five – Cool The Granola
Remove the granola from the oven and allow it to cool completely.
Step Six – Store The Granola
Once the granola has completely cooled, you can store it in an airtight container in a cool dark place. It should last up to 2 weeks when stored like this.
There you have 3 healthy homemade granola recipes! We hope this article has given you the inspiration that you were searching for.
The best thing about these recipes is that they are super simple, and you don’t need much cooking experience to make them super well.
Good luck and have fun making homemade granola.