Don’t you feel good when you know what is in your food? Simple, whole ingredients simply make me happy!
My breakfasts have LEVELED UP since I started keeping this homemade granola on hand. You can add varieties of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits to the simple base to suit your taste. It’s great for snacking, too!
Beyond just being a tasty option, there’s a lot that makes this breakfast a healthy choice:
Oats are gluten-free, heart-healthy whole grains that also work to control blood sugar. The omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts and flaxseed support heart health, brain health, and joints. Flaxseed is also an excellent source of fiber to aid digestion! Raw honey is FULL of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and enzymes that have antibacterial properties. (If you choose not to eat honey, this recipe can also be enjoyed using maple syrup.)
Ready to give it a try?! Prep time: 10 mins, Bake time: 27 mins… You can do it!
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 6 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 cup crushed walnuts or almonds
- 1/2 cup craisins or raisins (if you want)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp raw honey OR maple syrup
1.) Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
2.) In a small bowl or a pan, warm the coconut oil and honey or maple syrup until they can combine. Mix in applesauce.
3.) Toss the wet mixture into the dry until it is lightly coated. It should clump together a little.
4.) Spread on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for about 27 minutes, stirring every 10, until crunchy and golden.
5.) Cool and store in an airtight container for up to a week. Makes about 6 servings.
6.) Enjoy with your favorite plant-based milk & fruit! You can also pack it as a dry snack, or prepare it in small containers with yogurt for a portable breakfast.
NUTRITION INFORMATION: 360cal, 46g carbohydrates, 8g fiber, 14g sugar, 17g fat, 10g protein
*leaving out craisins drops carbs to 37g and sugar to 5g!
I’d love to hear what you think – leave me a comment! Happy munching. 🙂