I’ve been craving granola lately, but store bought granola is full of sugar and fat. The average store-bought granola has 597 calories, 28 grams of fat and 24 grams of sugar per cup. Many contain oil and sugary add-ins, such as chocolate and caramel. I wanted to make a healthy granola that I could put on top of my Greek yogurt that offered a delicious crunch with healthy fats and nut
I made this quick, easy and delicious granola recipe. It only took me a few minutes of prep and 20 minutes to cook this recipe. It resulted in a huge batch of granola that I can use on yogurt and eat for snacks.
Healthy Granola Recipe
- 4 cups old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup almonds, chopped in a food processor
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/8 tsp slat
- ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a large bowl combine the oats, chopped almonds, pumpkin pie spice, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and salt.
- Using a citrus juicer, juice one orange into a small saucepan. Add maple syrup and oil. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour over the mixture and mix well.
- Transfer to a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray. Make sure to stir every 10 minutes because it will burn easily. Cook for 20 minutes total.
- Remove from oven and pour back into large bowl. Stir in raisins.
I like to store my granola in sealed plastic container, which you can get at Ikea or the container store.
If you try this recipe, let me know what you think!