Sweet & Salty Healthy Grain Free Granola
I love homemade granola, truly think it’s better than anything you’d find on a store shelf, and find it’s *so* much easier than you think it is! I whipped up a batch last week, and it turned out so good that I wanted to share it here with you!
About The Recipe
The great thing about this recipe is that it can be enjoyed so many ways: topped on your favorite yogurt, sprinkled on ice cream, by itself, and my personal favorite, with a bit of almond milk! It also makes such a great gift! So if you are already thinking about holiday party hostess treats, you cannot go wrong with homemade granola! It’s pretty, satisfying, and also packed full of nutrients.
When it comes to granola recipes, there’s truly no wrong way to make granola, and there are a million ways to go about it. I loosely followed this recipe by Taste of Lizzy T, but the best thing about granola is that you can really add whatever you like or have on hand, so don’t let this list hold you down… get creative!
- 1 cup of raw chopped cashews
- 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 cup raw pepitas
- 2 cups chopped unsalted pecans
- 1 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds (I think I’ll omit these next time)
- 1 cup sliced unsalted almonds
- 1/4 maple syrup
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Salt to taste
- 3 teaspoons vanilla
- Sprinkle of coconut sugar
Preheat oven to 325
Mix all of the nut ingredients together in a large bowl. Stir together the coconut oil, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt together and pour mixture over nuts. Spread granola out over a parchment lined baking sheet and then sprinkle coconut sugar over the top (I just use a tiny bit!). Bake granola at 350 for 20 minutes, stirring at the 10 minute mark!
Once granola is done, make sure you allow it to cool completely before storing.
Also, feel free to double the batch and store it in the freezer! 😉