granola recipe

Looking for a healthier granola recipe? Try mine!

This is my Coconutty Cinnamon Granola recipe, and it’s another one of my favourite breakfast recipes. I came up with this one because I didn’t like all the sugar and weird fillers that were in most of the commercial brands of granola, so I wanted to come up with my own, healthier, version. It’s taken me a while to perfect this one, but through a process of trial and error (and a couple of burnt batches… oops), I think I’ve got a winner; this recipe tastes great, there is no refined sugar in it, and as an added bonus, my 3 year old loves it and will happily eat it as a snack, too.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups   rolled oats
  • ¾ cup    oat bran
  • ½ cup    chopped almonds
  • ½ cup    chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup    plain unsalted peanuts
  • ½ cup    unsweetened medium flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup  vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup    maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup  honey
  • ½ cup    plain unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp     cinnamon
  • 2 tsp       vanilla extract
  • 1 cup      raisins

 Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine oats, oat bran, nuts and coconut in a large bowl.
  3. Stir vegetable oil, maple syrup, honey, applesauce, cinnamon and vanilla together in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Pour sauce over dry ingredients and stir to coat. Add raisins and stir until well mixed.
  4. Spread mixture evenly over the two baking sheets.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes, stirring once at 6 minutes.
  6. Remove baking sheets from oven and allow granola to cool completely before storing in an airtight container or freezer bag.

Voilà! Home-made extra-yummy, not-to-sweet, high protein Coconutty Cinammon Granola.

If you decide to give this granola recipe a try, let me know how it goes and what you think of it! 🙂

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