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Homemade Granola

Store bought granola can be loaded with sugar and calories. This easy granola is super healthy and a fraction of the price. This granola will add the perfect crunch to your yogurt while adding some extra nutritional benefits from the seeds, oats and coconut.




Serving Size: ¼ cups; recipe makes roughly 4 cups


Ingredients for Granola:

2 ½ Cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick cook or steel cut)

¼ cup raw sunflower seeds

½ cup unsweetened flaked coconut

½ cups sliced raw almonds

3 tablespoons flax seeds


For the syrup:

3 tablespoons butter or coconut oil

3 tablespoons light brown sugar

3 tablespoons honey

2 pinches of salt

1 teaspoon of vanilla

½ teaspoon of baking soda


Directions:

Preheat oven to 315 degrees. Spray large sheet pan with cooking spray or use a non-stick pan liner.

Add all dry ingredients (oats, seeds, coconut, and almonds). Stir to combine and then set aside.

To make the sauce, add the butter to a small sauce plan and meal on a low temperature to avoid browning the butter. 

Add all of the syrup ingredients EXCEPT BAKING SODA, to the small pan and bring to a boil.

Once boiling, pull off the heat and immediately add the baking soda.

Pour over oat mixture while still hot. Mix thoroughly to make sure the syrup is evenly distributed.

Pour oat mixture into sheet plan and spread it into one even layer.

Bake for 7 minutes, then remove from the oven. Grive granola a good stir and then put back in the oven for 7 more minutes.



In an airtight container, this will stay fresh for 2-4 weeks.



Nutrition Information: Calories; 105, Protein: 2.2g, Fat 5.8g, Saturated Fats: 2.4g, Sodium 75mg

Carbohydrates 11.5g


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Caitlin Lewis MS, RD - owner

Dietitian, Culinary Nutritionist

Based out of Bluffton, SC, USA

Contact: Lewis.lowcountrynutrition@gmail.com