Healthy Homemade Granola
Updated: Jun 14, 2022
Make a healthy start to your day with this easy and delicious Homemade Granola. Along with oats, this crunchy Granola recipe contains seeds, nuts, and dried fruits so that you can have a really nutritious breakfast.
Making Granola is super easy, you just need to mix the ingredients together and bake them in an oven and you have a healthy breakfast option ready.
Follow the step-by-step instructions in this quick video to make your own healthy Granola at home:
Filled with goodness of seeds and nuts
This Granola cereal recipe is packed full of good-for-you ingredients like oats, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds as well as a variety of nuts.
Oats, as everyone knows, are so good for your heart and have loads of other health benefits.
Pumpkin and Sunflower seeds are rich in antioxidants and healthy fats and high in magnesium and protein.
Nuts like almonds, walnuts, pecan nuts and hazel nuts used in this easy Granola recipe have massive amount of nutrients and antioxidants and are not just good for your heart and help with lowering cholesterol, but also boost your brain health and function too along with improving your digestive health.
With so many health benefits, there can’t be a better and healthier breakfast alternative.
You can of course play around with the number and quantity of ingredients used in this Granola recipe and customise it to your liking by increasing, decreasing or omitting the ingredients.
Flavouring it naturally
This healthy recipe uses all natural ingredients to flavour the Granola. Cinnamon powder is used to add a subtle flavour.
This healthy Granola is sweetened naturally with goodness of honey. You can replace it will maple syrup if you prefer this instead. These natural sweeteners add a depth of flavour that normal sugar just can’t add.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is used for its health benefits and antioxidant qualities and a small amount of salt is added to really bring those flavours alive.
Bake to add a crunch
After mixing all the ingredients together, the mixture needs to be baked to get that lovely crunch. Make sure to use a baking paper/parchment paper over baking sheet as it has a tendency to stick.
Mix the Granola really well after 8-10 mins so that it gets baked evenly from all over. Also, remember to keep an eye on Granola while its baking as it can quickly burn.
Also, remove Granola out of the oven as soon as its golden as it will continue to change colour even after its out of the oven.
The smell of freshly baked Granola is just irresistible, but hold on, you can’t eat it just yet, there is one final step left to finish it off.
Finish off with Raisins & Dried Berries
After baked Granola is out of the oven, mix it well and add raisins, dried cranberries and dried goji berries. These will not just add a chewy texture and offer extra sweetness, but also increase its nutritional value as they are also rich in antioxidants, iron and fibre and will boost your immune system.
You can always skip these if you don’t like or have them, but they will make this homemade Granola extra special and even more flavourful.
You can enjoy this crunchy Granola cereal on its own or with milk. You can also have yogurt and Granola with some fruits as a delicious, healthy snack.
Once you try this easy healthy Granola recipe at home, I’m sure you will forget about store bought Kellogg’s Granola or Nature Valley Granola and always prefer this homemade Granola.
Store this baked Granola in an air-tight container after it has cooled down completely.
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