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Healthy Granola

An easy recipe to make the best homemade healthy granola. It's much cheaper than store-bought, naturally sweetened and so flavorful! 

Course Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, brunch, dried fruit, granola, healthybreakfast, kid-friendly, snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 cups
Calories 513 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats also known as old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut unsweetened – optional
  • 1 1/2 cups nuts roughly chopped – I used a mix of almonds, hazelnuts and pecans
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted – I used refined coconut oil to avoid the coconut taste
  • 2/3 cup cranberries or your favorite dried fruits – roughly chopped if large

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 F / 150 C degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients: oats, shredded coconut, nuts, cinnamon and salt.

  3. Add the wet ingredients: maple syrup and coconut oil. Mix thoroughly until well combined and all the oats look wet. 

  4. Transfer on prepared baking sheet, spread the mixture into a 3/4"-thick layer (about 1.5/2 cm) and with a wooden spoon, press down the granola on the prepared baking sheet. 

    A thick layer and pressing down the granola is key to getting clusters! 

    If you prefer your granola without clusters, spread the mixture as much as possible and don't press it down. 

  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. 

    All ovens are different so start checking around 20-25 minutes to make sure it doesn't burn. 

  6. Remove from the oven, spread the dried fruits on top and let it cool completely. 

    DO NOT TOUCH the granola before it's completely cooled down. It's key to make it crunchy and clumpy!

  7. When cool, break it into pieces and store in an air-tight container – ideally in the fridge to keep it extra crunchy.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Healthy Granola
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Potassium 398mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 20g
Protein 10g 20%
Calcium 13.2%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.