Munchy snacks at night have ALWAYS been my downfall when it comes to healthy eating. And as long as I am eating chips and candy, I may as well wash it down with a glass of wine. Since night-time snacking is my problem area, I have been seriously trying to find some healthy replacements for the usual calorie-laden treats.
Switching my glass of wine for a cup of hot tea and the greasy chips for some stove top popcorn are no-brainers, but what about the something sweet?
obsession replacement has become homemade granola. This is one of those things that I think, “This is so easy! Why don’t I make this more often?” Plus, it’s so easy to customize the ingredients to what you have on hand, or are craving, that this has become a staple we keep on hand at all times.
You can eat this granola for breakfast with milk, or you can eat it
by the handful dry, like we do. My family loves it so much I had to sit some to the side when I made this batch so I was sure I would have enough to take pictures of!
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 3 T coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 t salt
- 1/2 cup seeds or nuts
- 1/4 cup dried fruit
- Preheat oven to 300. Mix oats, seeds, sugar and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl combine honey and oil. Drizzle over oat mixture and combine. Spread evenly over a parchment-lined baking sheet or pan. Bake for 15 minutes, lightly stir, then bake for 15 more minutes. Remove from oven and add dried fruit. Let cool completely, then break into pieces.
What are some of your go-to’s for healthy snacking?