Easy Granola Recipe

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Easy, healthy granola recipe

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you know that we have been trying to clean up our diet and eat a more whole-food, plant-based menu. It has been going great! Until snack time, anyway.

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?

My healthier 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.

easy granola recipe

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!

Easy Homemade Granola
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3189 calories
454 g
0 g
122 g
95 g
16 g
761 g
2386 g
107 g
0 g
97 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
761g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3189
Calories from Fat 1051
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 122g
188%
Saturated Fat 16g
81%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 34g
Monounsaturated Fat 63g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2386mg
99%
Total Carbohydrates 454g
151%
Dietary Fiber 59g
235%
Sugars 107g
Protein 95g
Vitamin A
19%
Vitamin C
5%
Calcium
33%
Iron
153%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups old fashioned oats
  2. 3 T coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  3. 1/4 cup olive oil
  4. 1/3 cup honey
  5. 1 t salt
  6. 1/2 cup seeds or nuts
  7. 1/4 cup dried fruit
Instructions
  1. 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.
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 For this batch I used sunflower seeds and dried cranberries, but you can use any combination of nuts/seeds, and dried fruit. Also, I used coconut sugar, because of it’s glycemic impact and the fact that it is freakishly delicious, but you could use regular brown sugar. You really can’t mess this recipe up. Want to try a new flavor? Throw in some coconut, or sliced almonds. Or be naughty and add some chocolate chips. Whatever combination you choose, it is still feeding your body whole foods with better nutrition than grabbing a candy bar.

What are some of your go-to’s for healthy snacking?

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Melissa is a former hairstylist of 20 years who has a passion for living a simply creative life. She loves inspiring others to pick up a planner and get their lives organized, to clean out a closet and minimize their clutter, and to clean up their physical and mental space to lead their most fulfilled life. She is newly single, a mom, soon to be grandma and crazy dog lady who constantly rewatches The Office.

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