Side Dish | February 5, 2021

The BEST Healthy Granola

Literally THE BEST healthy granola you’ll every try. Not only that but its easy and fast to make. It’s made with ingredients to help you have more energy and keep you full throughout the day. Combine with with fruit, yogurt, milk or just eat it straight out of the jar. Once you start you won’t be able to stop.

WHY IS THIS GRANOLA HEALTHY?

Besides that it is made with great whole ingredients it includes chia seeds, ground flax seed and healthy coconut oil. It is a low sugar granola recipe with just enough brown sugar to sweeten and make it the classically sticky with its molasses. It has lots of fiber, protein!

WHAT INGREDIENT DO I NEED TO MAKE HEATHY GRANOLA?

  1. OATS
  2. ALMONDS
  3. SHREDDED COCONUT
  4. FLAX SEED
  5. CHIA SEED
  6. HONEY
  7.  BROWN SUGAR
  8. COCONUT OIL
  9. SPICES (CINNAON, NUTMEG, SALT, VANILLA)

WHAT KIND OF OATS DO I USE?

Understandably it might be confusing what kind of oats to use. There are old fashioned, quick oats and gluten-free oats so what oats do you use?!

You can use any of the above, however, quick oats are already pre-cooked and rolled thinner so they will cook faster. If using quick oats watch the oats when you bake that they do not get too brown too quickly.

WHAT KIND OF HONEY DO I USE?

You can use your favorite- creamy or regular!

WHERE DO I BUY GROUND FLAX SEED OR CHIA SEEDS?

If you are unfamiliar with these two ingredients, DONT BE SCARED! Flax seed and chia seeds are both pretty flavorless. They won’t make your granola taste “yucky healthy” But they do add a lot of health benefits (omega-3 fats, nutrients, fiber, antioxidants, protein). Most grocery stores, even my walmart pick, have both these items. Check in the nuts/seeds section. Sometimes they are in the health food isle or the baking isle.

one cups of yogurt, fruit and granola

HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY GRANOLA

Start by mixing your wet ingredients together

  • melted coconut oil
  • honey
  • vanilla

MIX YOUR DRY INGREDIENTS THOROUGHLY.

In a large bowl add all your dry ingredients together and mix well.

COMBINE

Your wet and dry ingredients together. Stir them for a minute or two to make sure that they syrup is well incorporated.

HOW TO BAKE HEALTHY GRANOLA

Line your baking sheet with parchment paper to make for an easy clean up.

You’ll bake it for about 15 minutes. I like to stir it a few times as it cools to keep it from clumping too much.

HOW DO I SERVE HEALTHY GRANOLA

You can serve granola a few different ways!

  1. combine it with some dried fruit- like raisin or craisins.
  2. Eat it like cereal with milk and fresh fruit
  3. make a parfait- greek yogurt, fruit and topped with granola’
  4. Smoothie or acai bowls! Add fruits and granolas.

HOW DO YOU STORE HEALTHY GRANOLA?

You’ll want to keep your granola in an air tight container or bag. It will keep for 2 weeks at room temperature. It will keep longer in the fridge or the freezer!

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two fruit and granola parfaits
THE BEST Healthy Granola
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Eat it like cereal, top it on yogurt or just eat it as a snack Full of sneaky little healthy vitamins and minerals that your kids don't even notice.

Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: granola recipe
Servings: 20
Calories: 222 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 4 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/8 cup chia seed
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil in liquid form
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix oil, vanilla and honey.
  2. In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients, add wet ingredients and mix throughly.
  3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and lay granola evenly on pan.
  4. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. (if your oven cooks on the cool side than you might want to cook the granola for about 20 minutes)

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

WHAT KIND OF OATS DO I USE?

Understandably it might be confusing what kind of oats to use. There are old fashioned, quick oats and gluten-free oats so what oats do you use?!

You can use any of the above, however, quick oats are already pre-cooked and rolled thinner so they will cook faster. If using quick oats watch the oats when you bake that they do not get too brown too quickly.

Nutrition Facts
THE BEST Healthy Granola
Amount Per Serving (20 g)
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Sodium 122mg5%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Is it possible your nutritional information is wrong? I have never seen that high of calories or carbs in one cup of granola!!!!