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The Best Homemade Granola Recipe

There is no better way to start your day than with a healthy bowl of homemade granola, yogurt and some fresh fruit. 

This go-to recipe makes a large batch and is great to have on hand for a quick and healthy breakfast each and everyday without thinking!

I crafted this recipe with health in mind. I wanted to incorporate nuts, seeds, oats, dried fruit, maple syrup and coconut oil for a nice balance to kick-start the day! Each ingredient offers some type of good for the body!

The ultimate healthy breakfast goes like this:

A bowl of Greek or Plain Yogurt, 2-3 tbsp. of this delicious homemade granola, and then topped off with a swirl of honey and some fresh fruit! Yummy

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Oats
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup Chia Seed
  • 2 tbsp. Cinnamon (or as desired)
  • 1 package Vanilla Sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup Dried Cherries or dried cranberries
  • 1 cup Golden Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 3/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • Juice of 1/2 Orange
  • 1 tsp. Grand Marnier (optional)
  • 2 tsp. Pure Vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. Almond Extract (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp. Orange Blossom Water (optional)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees

    Use two large separate bowls:

    Bowl #1: Mix the nuts, seeds, coconut, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. 

    Bowl #2 Mix the oats, orange zest and chia and ground flax. sprinkle with cinnamon. I like to really mix in the orange zest into the oats as it adds a nice orange flavour. 

    In a small saucepan, bring the coconut oil, maple syrup, grand marnier,  juice of 1/2 orange, orange zest to a boil. Once boiling remove from the heat and add in vanilla extract, almond extract, and orange blossom water.

    Split the liquid in half between the two bowls of oats and nuts and seeds.

    Prepare two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

    Pour the oat mixture onto one sheet and the nut and seed mixture onto another baking sheet.

    Bake for 18 minutes and give it a stir. Continue baking for another 5-7 minutes. The granola should be a nice golden colour.

    Let cool on the bakings sheets and then blend the two together. I like to put my granola in ZipLoc bags and keep it in the freezer. It also stays good in an air tight container at room temperature. 

granola-recipe

The Best Homemade Granola Recipe

simplywanderfull
A great granola recipe to kick start your day
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups Oats
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup Chia Seed
  • 2 tbsp. Cinnamon or as desired
  • 1 package Vanilla Sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup Dried Cherries or dried cranberries
  • 1 cup Golden Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 3/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • Juice of 1/2 Orange
  • 1 tsp. Grand Marnier optional
  • 2 tsp. Pure Vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. Almond Extract optional
  • 1/8 tsp. Orange Blossom Water optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Use two large separate bowls:
  • Bowl #1: Mix the nuts, seeds, coconut, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
  • Bowl #2 Mix the oats, orange zest and chia and ground flax. sprinkle with cinnamon. I like to really mix in the orange zest into the oats as it adds a nice orange flavour.
  • In a small saucepan, bring the coconut oil, maple syrup, grand marnier,  juice of 1/2 orange, orange zest to a boil. Once boiling remove from the heat and add in vanilla extract, almond extract, and orange blossom water.
  • Split the liquid in half between the two bowls of oats and nuts and seeds.
  • Prepare two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Pour the oat mixture onto one sheet and the nut and seed mixture onto another baking sheet.
  • Bake for 18 minutes and give it a stir. Continue baking for another 5-7 minutes. The granola should be a nice golden colour.
  • Let cool on the bakings sheets and then blend the two together. I like to put my granola in ZipLoc bags and keep it in the freezer. It also stays good in an air tight container at room temperature.

I hope that you enjoy this recipe for my homemade granola. I have making it for so many of my friends and family for years now and have been tweaking it along the way. I must say it has been one of my most requested recipes that I make. 

This recipe is great if you are watching your weight as it provides a lot of nutrients and keeps you full for a long time.

I would love to hear from you! Ask me a question or let me know if you enjoyed this recipe. Happy Baking!

2 thoughts on “The Best Homemade Granola Recipe”

  1. Margaret 0 Joseph

    5 stars
    I finally printed this one out.. I will get all my fresh ingredients at Bulk Barn Cant wait to make this and have it ready for when I want it. I like your website it is very explanatory . It is as if we know each other L0L

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