How to Make Delicious Healthy Homemade Granola

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Healthy homemade granola is so easy to make and a great clean eating snack to keep on hand. The crunchy nutty flavor mixed with a touch of coconut and naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup makes this healthy granola recipe gluten-free, refined sugar-free and 100% clean eating and vegan-friendly. 
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Gluten-Free & Refined Sugar-Free Homemade Granola Recipe

What You Will Need (Full Printable Recipe Available Below)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (find it HERE
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (find it HERE)
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (find it HERE)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil (find it HERE)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (find it HERE)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
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Homemade granola is another one of my all-time favorite healthy clean eating snacks. I love the smell as it warms in the oven and I have to remember not to eat it all at once. Healthy homemade granola is perfect when you want something quick, easy and to curb the sweet cravings. Just grab a handful and go. My kitchen always has some sort of snack, whether I’m sipping on a delicious smoothie, or healthy energy balls, muffins and/or donuts. I am a huge ‘snacker’ so this delicious granola has played a large part in my clean eating journey to losing over 50 lbs. Not to mention you can easily switch things up to adjust this healthy granola recipe to your liking just by changing out the nuts based on your preference or what you have on hand in your pantry.

Clean Eating Basics

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That being said, I am all about eating healthy and clean eating. If you are new to a clean eating way of life then you need to check out Everything You Need to Know about a Clean Eating Diet. You can also see how I lost 50 lbs and am keeping it off by following a clean eating diet here: How I Lost 50 Lbs Clean Eating. I tend to try different things and mix different flavors to keep meals healthy and tasty. Snacks are also my jam. I love making homemade protein bars, muffins, and energy bites. You can never have too many snacks on hand. Just don’t eat them all at once.

How to Make Healthy Homemade Granola 

Ingredients:

  1. As always, let’s make sure that we have all of our granola ingredients to make our gluten-free granola. The main ingredient that you need to take into consideration when it comes to keeping this homemade granola gluten-free is the oats. These are the oats that I use and love. You can easily find them online HERE.
  2. Make sure that your shredded coconut is unsweetened. Many times unwanted and unneeded sugar can be slipped into foods. This is the coconut that I like to use HERE.
  3. Don’t go cheap on the maple syrup. Make sure to get quality pure maple syrup. It often tends to be a bit pricier, but so worth it. This is a great option HERE.  
  4. When it comes to coconut oil there tend to be so many options out there. This is the coconut oil that I keep in my pantry. I get it online HERE.
  5. As far as the nuts are concerned, try to avoid anything that has added salt or oil. Go for raw, unsalted nuts. Read the label – the only ingredient should be the nut and only the nut. 😉

Directions:

  1. Getting started. Preheat your oven to 300 F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, shredded coconut, walnuts, almonds, and pecans.
  4. Next, in a medium bowl, whisk or stir together the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
  5. Pour this mixture onto your dry ingredients.
  6. Stir well to combine.
  7. Next, spread the granola mixture evenly over your prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes. Every 10 minutes check on your granola and give it a stir and re-spread it on the baking sheet. This allows the flavors to all blend together and prevents any burning while getting that perfect toasted warmth of crunchy granola.
  9. When your healthy homemade granola is finished baking, let it cool completely on the baking sheet before transferring to an air-tight container.

Clean Eating Homemade Granola

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Store your homemade granola in an airtight container, like a mason jar, or meal prep and portion it out for the week in little plastic bags. You can enjoy your delicious granola recipe as is or spice it up in a yogurt parfait, over ice cream or with some almond milk as granola cereal.

Parfaits and Recipe Ideas that Incorporate Granola 

If you want to get creative with your homemade granola and use it some tasty parfaits but not sure what to do. Here are a few granola topped parfaits to tickle your tastebuds!

Printable Recipe:

Healthy Homemade Granola

Healthy Homemade Granola

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Healthy homemade granola is so easy to make and a great clean eating snack to keep on hand. The crunchy nutty flavor mixed with a touch of coconut and naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup makes this healthy granola recipe gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan-friendly. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 300 F.

    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

    In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, shredded coconut, walnuts, almonds, and pecans.

    In a medium bowl, whisk or stir together the coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon.

    Pour the wet mixture into your dry ingredients.

    Stir well to combine.

    Spread the granola mixture evenly over the prepared baking sheet.

    Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, re-spreading the granola each time.

    When the granola is done baking, let it cool completely on the baking sheet before transferring to an air-tight container.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g

nutritional value will vary depending on brand and products used. These values are based on the full recipe being divided into 20 smaller portions.

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