I know that granola is totally not sexy. I also know that it’s Saturday night, which makes granola even less sexy, so I’m going to keep this short and get to the point.
GiGi recently posted about food (prepackaged) you think is good for you, but when you dive deep and check out the ingredients they’re packed with sugar and loaded with calories.
Now, I’m not hating on the cheesecake or anything, but sometimes you have to lighten things up or you could blow a button. This lead to a discussion of sorts between GiGi and me about whether I have a recipe for homemade granola.
So, not necessarily a challenge, but maybe more in the spirit of a fun request, I have gone to the kitchen to
throw together come up with a granola recipe that is healthy, delicious, and low in added sugar. This granola is not sweet and has no added sugar, but if you need that in your life add a tablespoon or two of brown sugar, stevia, or more honey.
Here you go, girlfriend.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup cashews
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 225
Combine oats, cranberries, cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl
Combine honey and maple syrup in a small bowl
Pour honey/maple syrup mixture over oat and nut mixture and stir until well coated
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, spread the granola mix in an even layer about 1/2 inch thick, and press it with the back of a spoon or spatula
Bake for about 1 hour then let cool slightly