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?
- SHREDDED COCONUT
- FLAX SEED
- CHIA SEED
- BROWN SUGAR
- COCONUT OIL
- 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.
HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY GRANOLA
Start by mixing your wet ingredients together
- melted coconut oil
MIX YOUR DRY INGREDIENTS THOROUGHLY.
In a large bowl add all your dry ingredients together and mix well.
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!
- combine it with some dried fruit- like raisin or craisins.
- Eat it like cereal with milk and fresh fruit
- make a parfait- greek yogurt, fruit and topped with granola’
- 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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THE BEST Healthy Granola
- 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
- In a bowl mix oil, vanilla and honey.
- In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients, add wet ingredients and mix throughly.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and lay granola evenly on pan.
- 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)
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.