The Easiest Granola

The Easiest Granola Recipe

It’s all about granola these days. Especially in the summertime. You can put granola on ice cream, smoothie bowls, yogurt, fresh berries with cream, on top of a fresh fruit cobbler, the possibilities are endless. I prefer lots of frozen/cool foods during the humid southern summers. So this recipe adds the perfect crunch to any frozen treat I may be enjoying.

The Easiest Granola Recipe

Now I know what you are thinking. Why would I go to the trouble to make homemade granola when I can buy it in the store? Well here’s why. Healthy granola can be expensive. There are a lot of granola brands out there that are marketed as healthy then you read the label and it contains 20g of sugar per serving. Not necessary for a good granola.

I will admit, the best thing about a granola is the sweetness and crunch, but it doesn’t have to be loaded with sugar to be satisfying. And why not add a bunch of healthy seeds and nuts for extra fiber and healthy fats? If your going to enjoy a good snack, you might as well get as many healthy benefits as possible. And yes, this recipe contains gluten free oats. I think the oats make the recipe lighter with a little bit of chewiness. I know, I’m such a foodie. No one cares about the chewiness of the granola, Jessica! If you are 100% paleo, just add more nuts and omit the oats for a delicious paleo granola.

The reason I named this the easiest granola recipe is because, well….it’s so easy! You just stir everything together in one big bowl and bake. Then you have delicious healthy granola for weeks (if it lasts that long). My husband especially likes to use this recipe as a healthy cereal. So be creative and enjoy!

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The Easiest Granola

The easiest granola with the perfect amount of sweetness and crunch.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup copped macadamias (or nuts of your choice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Whisk all wet ingredients together and pour over dry ingredients.
  3. Stir all ingredients together and pour onto a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool to room temperature before placing in a sealable container.

Notes

* Granola will keep in a sealable container for up to one month. Refrigeration not necessary.

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