Healthy Homemade Granola

Healthy Homemade Granola is wholesome, nutritious and delicious! Granola is, in my opinion, the perfect breakfast staple. Healthy Homemade Granola is a great way to start your morning because it’s full of protein and crunchy goodness. It’s really easy to make and is so much better than the store bought stuff because it is preservative free and naturally sweetened with maple syrup and fiber rich dates. You can really play around with the recipe by taking out ingredients you dislike and adding more ingredients you like.

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Health Benefits of  Almonds

I love using almonds and almond butter in my Healthy Homemade Granola because almonds add a great nuttiness and packs a nutritional punch.

  • Almonds have healthy fats which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease
  • Almonds are high in magnesium which helps your nerves and muscles relax, relieves stress related tension and promotes overall relaxation
  • Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant that boosts your immune system
  • Almonds are a great source of sleep promoting tryptophan and energy producing vitamin B2

Healthy Homemade Granola by @jesselwellness #granola #recipe

I love making a big batch of Healthy Homemade Granola on Sunday night because it makes the house smell amazing! I usually end up enjoying a bowl for dinner because I simply can’t resist the heavenly aromas wafting through the house.

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I love to eat Healthy Homemade Granola the old fashion way, in a bowl with nut milk, but I like playing around with it too. One of my favorite ways to enjoy granola is to substitute the nut milk with a smoothie! Its a fun way to get some extra protein, fiber and nutrients into your breakfast.

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Healthy Homemade Granola

(vegan, gluten free, sugar free)

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 50 minutes | Inactive time: 20 minutes | Serving size: 7 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp nut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups rolled gluten free oats
  • 1 cup chopped raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Pinch cloves
  • 2/3 cup dates, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 250F.
  2. Whisk the maple syrup, coconut oil, nut butter and vanilla. You may have to gently heat the mixture to ensure the coconut oil stays melted and everything combines well.
  3. In a very large bowl combine oats, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, coconut flakes, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  4. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture and mix well until everything is evenly coated.
  5. Spread the Healthy Homemade Granola onto one or two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown. If you are using two baking sheets rotate the rack it is sitting on each time you stir.
  6. When the Healthy Homemade Granola is golden brown, remove it from the oven and let it cool for 20 minutes so it stiffens. Add the dates and chia seeds and store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a month.

 


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Healthy Homemade Granola by @jesselwellness #vegan #glutenfree
Healthy Homemade Granola
 
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Healthy Homemade Granola is the perfect way to start your day. It is bursting with nutrients like protein and fiber that will keep you feeling full until lunch time.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: 7
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp nut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups rolled gluten free oats
  • 1 cup chopped raw almonds
  • ½ cup chopped raw walnuts
  • ½ cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup raw sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Pinch cloves
  • ⅔ cup dates, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 250F.
  2. Whisk the maple syrup, coconut oil, nut butter and vanilla. You may have to gently heat the mixture to ensure the coconut oil stays melted and everything combines well.
  3. In a very large bowl combine oats, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, coconut flakes, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  4. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture and mix well until everything is evenly coated.
  5. Spread the Healthy Homemade Granola onto one or two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown. If you are using two baking sheets rotate the rack it is sitting on each time you stir.
  6. When the Healthy Homemade Granola is golden brown, remove it from the oven and let it cool for 20 minutes so it stiffens. Add the dates and chia seeds and store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a month.

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