This is the easiest, least time consuming and tasty granola recipe that I have made to date. You can whip it up start to finish in about ½ an hour and have a healthy (and more delicious) alternative to store bought granola. It’s a great start to a healthy breakfast for you or your kids before heading out the door in the morning. In fact, if you add the granola to plain yogurt and sprinkle berries or other fruit on top, you have a complete breakfast with all three macro-nutrients.
- Healthy fat = coconut oil, seeds
- Healthy protein = seeds, yogurt
- Healthy carbohydrate = oats, berries or other fruit
- 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- ½ -3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup honey
Add-ins are optional:
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts and/or seeds, salt and cinnamon. Stir to blend.
In a small saucepan, heat coconut oil, maple syrup and honey until runny. Mix with oatmeal mixture until evenly distributed. Pour the granola onto baking sheet in an even layer and bake for 15 minutes. Take out and stir and then bake for another 10 minutes. Once cooled, stir in the add-ins.