Delicious and Healthy Granola Recipes

December 29th, 2020

For breakfast and snacks, these healthy granola recipes are my go-to.

Dark Chocolate & Coconut Granola

Ingredients

3 Cups Thick-Cut or Old-Fashioned Oats

2/3 Cup Chopped Walnuts

4 Chopped Medijool Dates

1.5 Tbsp Organic Cocoa Powder

3 Tbsp Natural Almond Hazelnut Butter

1 Pinch Himalayan Pink Salt (or Sea Salt)

1/2 Cup Pure Maple Syrup

1/4 Cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut

5-6 Squares of Dark Chocolate (70-85%)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F).

2. Combine oats, walnuts, chopped dates, and cocoa powder in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly.

3. Stir in the almond hazelnut butter (or substitute for smooth natural peanut butter).

4. Add a pinch of salt and stir in the maple syrup.

5. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and spread mixture evenly across. Sprinkle the coconut over top.

6. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, periodically stirring the mixture (every 5-10 minutes) to prevent burning.

7. Remove from oven.

8. Chop the dark chocolate into small pieces and sprinkle over top of the granola (I like to do this while still warm so that melts into the granola).

Store in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks.

Maple Walnut Granola

Ingredients

3 Cups Thick-Cut or Old-Fashioned Oats

2/3 Cup Chopped Walnuts

1/4 Cup Pumpkin Seeds

4 Chopped Medijool Dates

2 Tsp Cinnamon

4 Tsp Olive Oil

2 Tsp Natural Vanilla Extract

1/2 Cup Pure Maple Syrup

2/3 Cup Raisins

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F).

2. Combine oats, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chopped dates, and cinnamon powder in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly.

3. Stir in the olive oil and vanilla extract.

4. Add the maple syrup and mix until thoroughly combined.

5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, periodically stirring the mixture (every 5-10 minutes) to prevent burning.

6. Remove from oven.

7. Mix in the raisins once the granola has cooled.

Store in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks.

What I love about these granola recipes is that you can truly make them your own — adding your favourite nuts, nut butters, and dried fruit!

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