I am proud to announce that I am now an ambassador for Snacking Essentials and here is my very first recipe using their products. Meet my easy healthy homemade granola recipe.
This easy healthy homemade granola is quick and easy to make, there are no vegetable oils or high glucose syrups involved. It's vegan, dairy-free and if you use gluten-free oats it will be also completely gluten free.
It only takes about 10 minutes to prep, it’s easy to customize to your particular likes and needs, while being full of fiber, protein and other ingredients that will help get your day off to a good start. I have used the Nutty Mix and the Berry Mix from Snacking Essentials because they are just perfect!
If you can add in a tablespoon of flaxseeds and/or chia seeds because they’re high in omega 3’s and a good source of fiber. Make sure you add in the dried berries after the baking, otherwise they will get burned and what a waste that would be!
Here's is the easy healthy homemade granola recipe
- 3 cups of gluten free oats
- 1 pack of Nutty mix (crush them up slightly to get the granola nice and chunky)
- 1 pack of Berry Mix
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- ½ cup date or maple syrup (you can use any other liquid sweetener)
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Start by preheating your oven to 180C and lining a baking tray with baking paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, crushed nuts, cinnamon and salt.
- In a pan, gently melt the date syrup and coconut oil
- Remove from the heat once liquid and add in the vanilla extract.
- Stir the wet ingredients into the dry mixture until well combined.
- Put the granola onto the baking tray and spread evenly.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then stir and gently press down on the granola with the back of a spoon (this helps create clusters) and then bake for a further 5 minutes.
- Switch off the oven, leave the oven door open and allow the granola to cool completely before breaking up
- Once cooled, stir through the Berry mix.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week or until ready to serve with dairy- free milk and fresh berries.
If you liked this recipe make sure you try my Gingerbread granola, divine Chocolate granola or the most popular granola on the blog Peanut Butter granola.