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We always get asked if granola is healthy! And yes it definitely can be healthy depending on the ingredients. 

Most granola is healthy and nutritionally dense but at the same time can be very dense in calories, and for such a small serving too! 

In some granola there can be a lot of sugar, oil and salt that’s added to enhance the flavor of it so we decided to try homemade granola. What I liked about it most was that I got to choose all my favorite ingredients and flavors to spice it up, and also I got to choose how much of those ingredients were added.  

For this recipe I used: 

  • 1 cup oats 

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds 

  • 1/4 coconut oil 

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup banana (half banana)

  • 1/3 cup raisins 

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 1 tsp cinnamon 

  • 1 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp salt 

  • 2 tsp maple extract 

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Mix up wet ingredients into a span over low heat and whisk until smooth.

Mix dry ingredients in another bowl and then combine them until they’re fully mixed. 

Prepare parchment paper on a

baking pan and spread the

mixture evenly and thin

(I used two baking pans) for this mix. 

Bake for 25 minutes.

You can vary up your ingredients by substituting sunflower seeds for: 

  • almonds

  • pecans

  • walnuts 

  • pumpkin seeds

  • cashews

Instead of raisins: 

  • dried cranberries 

  • dried figs 

  • cacao nibs

  • currants 

  • dried apples

Instead of cinnamon and nutmeg:

  • ginger

  • espresso powder

  • cardamom

  • cloves

  • pumpkin spice

Instead of peanut butter:

  • unsweetened apple sauce 

  • pumpkin puree 

  • almond butter

  • cashew butter

Instead of coconut oil: 

  • olive oil 

  • ghee

  • butter

  • sesame oil 

Enjoy! Our mouths are watering thinking about what to use for our next recipe…

The serving size is 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup depending on your goals and your appetite lol