HOMEMADE GRANOLA

HOMEMADE, GRANOLA IS HEALTHY, PACKAGED ISN’T!

Homemade granola is healthy but packaged granola is actually very unhealthy! It is often loaded with refined sugars and high fructose corn syrup which equals a lot of empty calories. With inexpensive ingredients like gluten-free oats you can create a gluten-free, sugar-free vegan granola right at home.

INGREDIENTS – sugar free, high fructose corn syrup free, gluten-free, and vegan

4C oatmeal, uncooked or gluten-free oats

1/4C seeds, any: sesame, flax, chia, hemp, etc., ground

1C nuts, any: almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews

1/3C vegetable oil or Coconut oil, unrefined and virgin or unrefined walnut oil or unrefined macadamia nut oil

1/3C peanut butter or 100% nut butter, no sugar added: pecan, walnut, hazelnut, almond

1t pure vanilla extract

Dash of sea salt or Himalayan salt – optional

1T cinnamon, ground

1/2t ginger powder, ground or 2T fresh grated ginger

1/4t nutmeg, ground

1/8t cloves, ground

OR

1T + 1t Pumpkin Pie Spice

DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a food processor, gring seeds and nuts then mix in a large bowl with the oats, spices, and dash of salt. Mix in the oil, vanilla extract, and peanut butter OR 100% nut butter. Combine well with a wooden spoon until the granola starts to clump.

Spread the granola on a baking sheet in a layer. Bake for 30 minutes, checking and stirring the granola frequently to make sure it is browning evenly. Let the granola cool then serve with milk. Use a nut milk like unsweetened coconut or almond milk for a healthier option. Store unused granola in an air-tight container.

HEALTHY HINTS & TIPS: After cooking you can add 1/2C dried fruit without sugar like cranberries or organic raisins or organic blueberries OR 1/4C dried fruit plus 1/4C raw cacao nibs – raw chocolate like Nativas Naturals brand.


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