Healthy and delicious homemade granola jar
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Healthy & Delicious Granola

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This Healthy & Delicious Granola Recipe is naturally sweetened with agave syrup. Made with oats, your favorite fruits and nuts, and coconut oil. It is much healthier than store bought Granola, and you can make it to your liking in a few minutes!

Oven tray with healthy and delicious homemade granola

Why make Healthy and Delicious Granola at home?

Do you like Granola? I love it, in a bowl of Greek yogurt and fresh fruit, or to use as a topping on a delicious smoothie bowl. For breakfast or as a snack between meals.

There are many reasons to make your own Granola at home. Store bought granola is delicious, but also expensive and very high in sugars and trans fats.

Instead, by making this Healthy and Delicious Granola recipe at home, you'll not only avoid those sugars and refined oils, but you will also save a lot of money.

Once you make it at home, and see how easy and fast it is, you will never buy it in the store again. It's so much better!

Having this recipe, you can create your own version of Healthy & Delicious Granola, add nuts to your liking, change the dried fruit mix for the dried fruit that you like the most.

Ingredients you need to make this Healthy and Delicious Granola

To prepare granola at home, you need basic ingredients that you will find in any supermarket. I share the ingredients, but remember that you can make it to your liking.

  • Oats: oats are the main ingredient of this granola
  • Agave syrup: I use agave syrup for its low glycemic index, you can buy this in any supermarket
  • Coconut oil: I usually use coconut oil, but when I don't have any left, I use extra virgin olive oil, the result will be great with any of these oils
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Almonds
  • Fruit cocktail: this is a bag of mixed dehydrated fruit, such as coconut, papaya, pineapple, raisins... that they sell in most supermarkets. To make it cheaper, choose two dried fruits and buy them in separate bags
  • Vanilla aroma: if you like the vanilla flavor and you have it at home, add a few drops. If you don't have it on hand, it's okay, the granola will turn out great anyway
  • Salt: and finally, a pinch of salt to enhance its flavor

Kitchen utensils you need to make this Healthy & Delicious Granola

To prepare Granola you need basic kitchen utensils that any kitchen has.

  • Bowl: you will have to mix everything in a large bowl
  • Kitchen scale: use a kitchen scale to weigh all the ingredients you need
  • Large oven tray: use a large baking tray or two medium ones, you need to be able to put the mixture on the tray in a thin layer
  • Baking Paper: use baking paper so that the granola does not stick to the tray
  • Jar: you need a large 1.8 liter jar or so to store the granola. If you don´t have any, you could use a tupperware or bags that you can close hermetically.

How to make Healthy & Delicious Granola at home

It is as easy as putting the oven to preheat to 200º. While the oven is preheating, add the wet ingredients in a bowl, the coconut oil, the agave syrup, the vanilla drops and a pinch of salt. Once mixed, add all the other ingredients except the dried fruit. You will put the dehydrated fruit at the end.

Put baking paper on the baking tray and put the mixture you just made on top. Make sure everything fits together in a thin layer.

Next, bake for 10 minutes, once this time has passed, take it out and stir the granola. Put it another 5 minutes in the oven. Remember that each oven is different, therefore, the cooking time may vary. You'll know it's ready, when it turns golden, keep an eye on it because you don't want a burnt granola.

Once removed from the oven, let it cool. Once cooled down, I add the dehydrated fruit in the same oven tray. Put it in a jar and close well.

Healthy and delicious homemade granola jar

List of ingredients that you can add

  • Chocolate Chips: If you are a chocolate lover, you surely need to add a little bit of chocolate into it, or a lot! Of course, wait for it to cool so that it does not melt.
  • Dates: if you have dates at home, cut them into small pieces and add them after baking
  • Citrus zest: add a teaspoon or two of lemon or orange zest to the mixture of agave syrup and coconut oil
  • Cinnamon: if you're a fan of cinnamon, add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the agave syrup and coconut oil
  • Dehydrated fruit: any dried fruit such as dried apricots, mango, figs...
  • Nuts: any kind of nuts such as walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans…

Frequently asked questions

Below I answer some frequently asked questions, if you do not find the answer, you can leave a comment below.

What oil can I substitute coconut oil for?

You can substitute coconut oil for extra virgin olive oil. It gives it a very good flavor and is a healthy option.

Is there a substitute for agave syrup?

Yes! You can use honey instead of agave syrup.

For how long can I keep the Granola?

You can store the Healthy and Delicious Granola for a month or so in a tightly sealed jar.

When I take the Granola out of the oven, it seems that it has not dried well.

When you take the granola tray out of the oven, you'll notice that it still looks a bit wet. Don't worry about it will dry when it cools down.

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Healthy & Delicious Granola

Healthy & Delicious Granola

Recipe by Oum Bilal

This Healthy & Delicious Granola Recipe is naturally sweetened with agave syrup. Made with oats, your favorite dried fruits, nuts, and coconut oil. The best thing is that you can make it your own way!

Course: BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
5 from 1 vote
Servings

15

servings
Preparation time

5

minutes
Baking time

15

minutes
Cooking mode

Keep your device screen on

Ingredients

  • 300 grams 300 oats

  • 130 milliliters 130 agave syrup

  • 3 tablespoons 3 coconut oil (or extra virgin olive oil)

  • 40 grams 40 sunflower seeds

  • 25 grams 25 pumpkin seeds

  • 50 grams 50 almonds, cut into small pieces

  • 150 grams 150 fruit cocktail (mix of dehydrated fruits)

  • 1 pinch 1 salt

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla aroma (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200º. Mix the wet ingredients: the coconut oil, the agave syrup, the teaspoon of vanilla extract and also the pinch of salt.
  • Next, add everything else except the dried fruit.
  • Put a baking paper on the baking tray and put the Granola mixture on top. It has to cover the entire baking tray, flatten it a little with a spoon or a spatula, and put it in the oven for about 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes have passed, take it out of the oven, stir it and put it back in the oven for about 5 minutes or until toasted.
  • Take it out of the oven and let it cool down. Once cooled down, add the dehydrated fruits and store it in a container that you can close hermetically.

Notes

  • When you take the granola out of the oven, do not touch it and let it cool on the same tray to get the Granola to stick and form pieces.
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