I love making granola! Since I make yogurt bowls a lot, I love adding fresh granola to each yogurt bowl for some added crunch, so I go through it quite a bit. This is why homemade granola is so much better than store-bought. It is much cheaper to make my own, plus I love being able to control the different ingredients I put into the different types of granola I make each time.
This granola is not one of my favorites, I think it was more like a savory granola than a sweet granola, and I am totally a sweet snack kind of girl. However, it was still very tasty and I love how all the nuts and seeds give this granola so many healthy nutrients!
This recipe was adapted from here:
- 1 cup GF rolled oats
- 1/4 cup raw almonds
- 3 tbsp pecans
- 2 tbsp pepitas
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1.5 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 2 tbsp water
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- In a small bowl, combine the flax and water. Set aside to thicken.
- In a small food processor, combine almonds, pecans, and pepitas. Pulse for just a few seconds to roughly chop up the nuts and pepitas.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts, seeds, spices, and salt. Set aside.
- Grab the small bowl with the flax. Add maple syrup and vanilla extract and stir to combine.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix together until everything is well combined.
- Spread granola onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir, and continue baking for 5-15 minutes, keeping in mind that it will continue to crisp as it cools.
- Allow granola to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.