Many many years ago, when I was at the start of my health journey, I was eating a lot of granola. It was gluten free and other ingredients that I thought were healthy. It was definitely a step in the right direction.... however, it was loaded with sugar. And sugar was one of the main offenders contributing to my health challenges.
So I started making my own. And oh my goodness, I couldn't believe how easy it was to make. Seriously easy.
I became kinda addicted to making my own granola, making it every few weeks in large batches. I mean, how good does this look?!
It's been a while since making granola and so recently I became inspired to make something new. And I was reminded about how much I love granola!
Because I packed it with such healthy fat, its very filling. Trust me, a small bowl will do. Serve it over yogurt (coconut yogurt if dairy free) or with homemade nut mylk to amp up the nutrient content. Here are two recipes that I make all the time (no soaking required!):
- 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
- 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup raw walnuts, chopped
- 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup raw cashews, chopped
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp medicinal mushroom powder (optional but recommended. Read more on mushrooms here)
- 1 tbsp true cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup golden raisins (or other dried fruit of your choice)
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- Preheat the oven at 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bow, add oats, coconut, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cashews, mushroom powder, cinnamon and sea salt. Mix together.
- Add melted coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Mix together making sure dry ingredients are well coated with wet ingredients.
- Transfer mixture to baking sheet and evenly spread out. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from baking sheet and stir in raisins. Keep in an air tight container for up to one week.
What are your favourite granola recipes?