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3 Homemade granola recipes and their nutrition benefits

Megan Roosevelt is a fun loving foodie and Registered and Licensed Dietitian known as the “Healthy Grocery Girl®”. She is a nutrition coach and consultant, spokesperson, public speaker, author, regular TV nutrition expert, including her ...

Easy granola recipes to replace store-bought alternatives

The smell of homemade granola wafting throughout the kitchen is hard to beat, especially on a cool fall day. Granola is a delicious breakfast and snack — or even topping for dessert! The following granola recipes are simple to make, nutritious and full of flavor.

Spiced cinnamon granola recipe

Nutrition: Cinnamon has been associated with helping manage blood sugar levels. Oats also contain soluble fiber, which can help lower cholesterol levels.

Spiced Cinnamon Granola

Serves 6-8 (1/2-cup servings)

Spiced Cinnamon Granola ingredients

Ingredients: 

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Then, stir the ingredients until they are evenly mixed.
  3. Next, in a small bowl combine the honey, coconut oil and almond extract, and stir until they are evenly mixed.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix them until everything is evenly coated.
  5. Spread the mixture out on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, stir and then bake again for another 15 minutes.
  7. Let the granola cool at room temperature for 30 minutes to set. Store it in an airtight container in the pantry.

Healthy honey granola recipe

Nutrition: Honey is a packed with vitamins and minerals, making it a nutritious choice to sweeten this recipe. Raisins add texture and iron as well as fiber.

Healthy Honey Granola

Serves 6-8 (1/2-cup servings)

Healthy Honey Granola ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the oats and salt. Then, stir ingredients together until they are evenly mixed.
  3. Next, in a small bowl combine the honey, coconut oil and almond extract, and stir until evenly mixed.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix them together until everything is evenly coated.
  5. Spread the mixture out on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, stir and then bake again for another 15 minutes.
  7. Fold in the golden raisins and then let the granola cool at room temperature for 30 minutes to set. Store it in an airtight container in the pantry.

Cranberry walnut granola recipe

Nutrition: Walnuts contain omega-3 fatty acids, a nutrient that supports brain and heart health. Cranberries contain antioxidants, vitamin E, vitamin C and fiber.

Cranberry Walnut Granola

Serves 6-8 (1/2-cup servings)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, halved
  • 1/2 cup cranberries, dried

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Then, stir the ingredients until they are evenly mixed.
  3. Next, in a small bowl combine honey, coconut oil and almond extract, and stir until evenly mixed.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until everything is evenly coated.
  5. Spread the mixture out on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, add in the walnuts and then stir the granola and walnuts together.
  7. Bake for another 15 minutes and then fold in the cranberries. Let the granola cool at room temperature for 30 minutes to set. Store it in an airtight container in the pantry.

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