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Homemade granola

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Homemade granola

I LOVE granola. I eat it on daily basis and even top my morning oatmeal with.. granola.

…..is that weird? Serving oats on top of oats?

I love that crunchiness from the nuts and sweetness from the dry fruit. I also love my granola with some coconut yogurt and fresh berries- one of the best breakfast combos, ever. For many, many years I’ve been buying packaged granola but for the last couple of years I started avoiding foods that are over-processed and pre-made (you’d be surprised if you looked at an ingredient list for some of these “healthy” granola mixes or cereal).

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There are so many awesome things about making your own homemade¬†granola; it’s quick and easy to make, one batch will last you for weeks and you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry. It’s also a lot more affordable if you make it yourself, rather than buying it pre-packaged.

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I love dates and cranberries in my granola. I love that sweet, caramel-like flavor that isn’t overpowering. You can also add dry apricots or any other dry fruit that you like. I also like adding some flaxseed to my granola, for some of those Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Fiber.

Homemade granola
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Servings Prep Time
3 jars 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 jars 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Homemade granola
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
3 jars 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 jars 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. In a big bowl mix oats, flaxseed, nuts and coconut flakes.
  2. In a small bowl mix coconut oil, coconut sugar, coconut syrup and vanilla extract. Pour over oats and mix gently.
  3. Spread the granola mix on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with cinnamon and bake until golden brown (for about 25 minutes) gently mixing every couple of minutes.
  4. After the granola is done, let it cool completely. Then, add in chopped dates and cranberries, mix once again and store in an airtight container.

 

Do you make your own granola? What are some of your favorite combos?

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