Recipes

THE BEST 9 Ingredient Homemade Granola

Granola is a quick and easy breakfast or snack that can be added to anything! I prefer to make my own granola rather than buying it not only because it is super easy to make, but also so I can switch up the flavours and choose ingredients that I am craving.

This recipe contains 9 different ingredient categories that you can switch up based on your personal preference and dietary needs. Below I included ingredients for my favourite granola batch.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. OATS: 4 cups, toasted
  2. HEALTHY FATS: 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  3. SWEETNER: 1/3 cup maple syrup
  4. SEEDS: 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds (I often add chia seeds and flax seeds as well)
  5. NUTS: 1 cup pecans (I also like adding walnuts or slivered almonds)
  6. FLAVOUR BOOST: 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  7. DRIED FRUIT: 1/2 cup dehydrated strawberries (I also like coconut flakes, raisins, or apricots)
  8. SPICE: 1 teaspoon cinnamon (I like all spice too)
  9. SALT: 1/4 teaspoon salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, seeds, nuts, spice and salt. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  3. To the mixing bowl, add oil, liquid sweetener, and vanilla. Again, stir this mixture until well combined.
  4. Pour granola mixture onto prepared baking sheet, spreading it out evenly using a large spoon.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, stirring granola halfway through cooking time. Remove granola from the oven and allow to cool completely (~ an hour).
  6. Stir in the dried fruit (and any additional ingredients you would like to add in) and mix. Continue to mix until desired “clumpiness” of granola is reached.
  7. Store the granola in a sealed container at room temperature for up to two weeks, or in the freezer for up to 4 months. Enjoy!

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

Anna x

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