Healthy Homemade Granola

If you’re like most people, mornings can be hectic. Trying to get yourself out the door AND eat a healthy, wholesome breakfast can be a challenge. Store bought cereals or muffins/bagels/croissants can be tempting but nutrient deficient.

One of my favourite go-to easy peasy breakfasts is homemade granola. If you like cereals, give this one a try. You may never go back to store bought! The best part is you know what’s in your food! There are no added refined sugars or other nasty stuff. Oh, and did I mention…it’s so easy to make!

Take 25 minutes to make a big batch of this delicious healthy granola, store it in an airtight container and you’ll have breakfast ready to go for days, if not weeks.

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Prep time: <5 mins, Cook time: 20-22 mins

Serves: 8 cups

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups rolled oats

1 1/2 cups raw nuts and seeds (I like almonds or walnuts and pumpkin seeds)

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp fine-grain sea salt

1/2 cup pure maple syrup or honey

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

2/3 cup currants or other dried fruit of choice

1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  1. Mix the oats, nuts and seeds, cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir well.

  2. Add maple syrup and/or honey, oil and vanilla. Make sure everything is lightly coated.

  3. Pour the granola onto the prepared baking sheet and spread the granola into an even layer.

  4. Bake for 20-22 minutes. Stir the granola and turn the sheet half way through.

  5. If using coconut flakes, add these in half way through the baking.

  6. Let the granola cool completely before mixing in the dried fruit.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks. Enjoy with berries or fruit of choice, plant-based or dairy milk or yogourt!