HOMEMADE GRANOLA

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so it's important to try out new recipes to kick off your day in a healthy way!  Homemade granola is awesome because you can make it your own, be creative by adding your own twists to satisfy your palette and it lasts for about two weeks.  Try out this recipe below as a guideline and feel free to adjust measurements for what tastes best to you!

  • 2 cups whole grain oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup raw clover honey
  • 1/4 cup warm coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons Stevia
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Optional:
    • 1 cup dried cranberries
    • 1 cup dark chocolate bits

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Combine all ingredients in a bowl with the exception of dried cranberries and dark chocolate bits.  Mix well to combine ingredients.  Spread on a baking sheet and place in pre-heated oven.  Stirring the mixture every 10 minutes, bake at 300 degrees or until golden brown.  Once golden brown, remove from the oven and add dried cranberries.  For a chocolate twist, replace dried cranberries with dark chocolate bits.  Let cool in baking dish until crispy then place in an airtight container. 

As my personal favorite, serve with vanilla greek yogurt and top with strawberries.  Enjoy!