Homemade Healthy Granola

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This is the granola I made today.  It always looks different because I switch up what I add to my basic recipe.  Why do I make my own instead of just buying premade ones from the grocery store?  Well most importantly I can control what’s in it.  No preservatives, no “healthy” ingredients, just ones I can actually pronounce and know what they are.  This is also why I home make almost everything I eat.  Nothing comes from a box, bag or whatever prepackaged food you can buy.  Its also a lot cheaper the only downfall is yes it takes up time but when it comes to your health it’s worth the extra time.  I’ve been asked a few times how to make it so here its it is.  Super easy and really tasty

Ingredients:

4 cups quick oats

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter

1/2 cup maple syrup (or honey if you have that)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

-Grease a pan that’s deep enough to hold all ingredients

-Microwave peanut butter just until it’s a bit melted and soft

-Add all ingredients into a large bowl and stir

-Pour into pan and bake 25-30 minutes until top is slightly brown.  If you touch it with a fork it should feel a bit flaky

-Set aside to fully cool.  Once cooled use a fork or knife to break apart the granola to whatever size pieces you’d like.

Yields approx. 12 servings

 

Some ideas for extra ingredients I’ve added to mine:

-2 tbsp. ground flax seed

-1 cup golden raisins

-3/4 slivered almonds

-2 tbsp. chia seeds

-1 cups craisins

-1 tsp nutmeg

-coconut flakes

The options are really endless so make it your own and put whatever you enjoy into it!

xo Rachelle

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