Can we talk about granola and what it means to be healthy? In my opinion healthy means it doesn’t contain chemical ingredients and it’s low in sugar and fat (even natural ones). So some deep digging led me to discover a few strange things, most granola recipes have sugar, dried fruit (basically more sugar) and a ton of oil/fat. So here is an alternative incase you are looking for a granola recipes and have the above concerns. I mean there is nothing wrong with indulging (queen of indulgence here) but obviously everything in moderation right?
Personally I always have some granola as it’s so versatile. Just check down below how many different ways you can have it.
This granola is so easy to make. All you need is ;
- 2 cups Oats
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1 1/2 cup of nuts and seeds (optional); you can use any nuts or mixed nuts as you prefer
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Combine the oats, honey, cinnamon powder, salt and any raw nuts in a bowl and mix well to combine. you might need to use more or less honey depending on your preference. If you are using already roasted nuts and seeds don’t add them in just yet. Pour and spread evenly on a baking tray and place in the oven.
Bake for 10 minutes and stir everything then bake for another5-10 minutes until it’s crispy. You can stir two-three times to make sure it’s evenly crispy. Once out of the oven add any nuts and seeds and chia seeds as well. mix well and once it’s cooled store in a container.
Can be served with milk or as a topping for smoothies, can be used to make granola bites(see below), can also be used in baking bread as a topping or inside.
Use the granola and dates. Dates will bind the balls together but also add sweetness to them. Then once you have mixed well together and rolled out the balls coat them in coconut for that finishing flavor. Perfect healthy sweet tooth relief.