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Healthy Spiced Granola

You Are What You Eat

Many of the granola options out there are loaded with sugar or the more healthy options tend to be expensive for a small bag, one that my family can go through in just a couple days.  When made right, granola is packed with healthy fats and antioxidants that are good for your digestion but also good for your skin.  What you put in your body can impact what you see on the outside, eating a balanced diet with sufficient healthy fats, meaning fats from nuts and other less processed sources, and nutrients will help as a long term skin support.  Eating less sugar is also very important, many people notice skin concerns, such as pimples, when they consume too much sugar, we use maple syrup that provides other benefits such as vitamins and minerals, while impacting your blood sugar less than standard processed sugar.  

Why We Love It

We love granola, the balance of sweetness, nuttiness, chocolate (have to have chocolate!), and chewiness is addictive.   And though you can buy some great granola at the store, they tend to be fairly expensive and many have far more sugar than what we should be consuming at one time.  Our granola is packed with filling fiber, healthy fats, blood sugar balancing cinnamon, and antioxidant rich chocolate; the sweetness comes from maple syrup which is lower on the glycemic index and is full of healthy minerals.  Enjoy this granola on top of yogurt with some fresh or frozen berries, and you have yourself one amazing breakfast/snack that is both filling and loaded with protein and antioxidants that your skin will love.  

Granola is pretty hard to mess up, though not impossible, my husband will tell on me about my salty granola batch fail.  Follow this recipe as a loose guide but feel free to tweak it based on what ingredients you like and what you have available.  Let us know in the comments what your favorite additions were and how you like to eat your granola, we love new inspiration!  Keep in mind, our recipe uses far less sugar/maple syrup than many recipes you will find elsewhere, this is intentional, try not to change it too much before seeing if you like it.

Healthy Spiced Granola Recipe

Yields25 Servings

Serving size 1/4 cup

 3 cups rolled oats (GF option – use certified Gluten Free oats)
 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
 1 cup raw walnuts or almonds (Nut free option – replace with sunflower or pumpkin seeds)
 ¼ cup wheat germ (GF option – omit)
 ¼ cup ground flax seeds
 ½ cup maple syrup
  cup coconut oil (melted) or olive oil
 ¾ tsp salt
 1 tsp cinnamon
  tsp allspice
  tsp clove or pumpkin pie spice
 1 cup raisins
 ¼ cup mini dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate

1

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F
Prepare two baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper, this keeps the granola from sticking and makes it easier to dump into your storage container later on.

2

Combine oats through flax seeds in a large bowl.

3

Mix maple syrup, oil of choice, salt, and additional spice until well combined. Add maple syrup mixture to oat mixture, mix well to combine.

4

Divide mixture between baking sheets, ensuring it is a thin layer, place into oven.

5

Cook for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to ensure even color and texture. Remember it will crisp up slightly once it is cooled.

6

Once finished baking, allow to cool, add raisins and chocolate (if using). Place into airtight storage container to ensure freshness.

7

This is great on yogurt, with milk, or just eaten as a stand alone snack. An average serving size will be about 1/4 cup.

Ingredients

 3 cups rolled oats (GF option – use certified Gluten Free oats)
 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
 1 cup raw walnuts or almonds (Nut free option – replace with sunflower or pumpkin seeds)
 ¼ cup wheat germ (GF option – omit)
 ¼ cup ground flax seeds
 ½ cup maple syrup
  cup coconut oil (melted) or olive oil
 ¾ tsp salt
 1 tsp cinnamon
  tsp allspice
  tsp clove or pumpkin pie spice
 1 cup raisins
 ¼ cup mini dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F
Prepare two baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper, this keeps the granola from sticking and makes it easier to dump into your storage container later on.

2

Combine oats through flax seeds in a large bowl.

3

Mix maple syrup, oil of choice, salt, and additional spice until well combined. Add maple syrup mixture to oat mixture, mix well to combine.

4

Divide mixture between baking sheets, ensuring it is a thin layer, place into oven.

5

Cook for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to ensure even color and texture. Remember it will crisp up slightly once it is cooled.

6

Once finished baking, allow to cool, add raisins and chocolate (if using). Place into airtight storage container to ensure freshness.

7

This is great on yogurt, with milk, or just eaten as a stand alone snack. An average serving size will be about 1/4 cup.

Healthy Spiced Granola

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