Healthy, vegan, refined sugar-free homemade granola with all your favourite nuts and seeds.
Don’t let the name deceive you. Though homemade granola is healthier than the store-bought stuff, that’s not why I love making my own. It’s all about the endless possibilities that come with putting together all your favourite breakfast nuts and seeds.
When it comes to granola, there are four things that really make a huge difference in flavour: nuts, seeds, dried fruits and fats. And this means you can have as much fun as you want when making this recipe your own.
Nuts: Though I used raw almonds, you can pretty much add any nut you want, raw or roasted. Try walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts.
Seeds: For me, nothing beats toasted pepita seeds, but feel free to add sunflower seeds, sesame seeds or even flax seeds to make this granola your personal favourite.
Dried fruits: I used dried cranberries. Other options include raisins, goji berries, dried cherries, apricots or even figs.
Healthy fats: I love the taste of nut butter, such as almond or peanut butter. You can easily use coconut oil as well.
This recipe is super flexible and allows you to make the kind of granola you’ve always been dreaming about. The double bake allows you to make yourself the ideal breakfast treat and satisfy your cravings regardless of whether you like big clumps or tiny bits.
Easy Healthy Homemade Granola for Breakfast
- 60 g almonds, finely chopped
- 150 g rolled oats
- 30 g rice crisp cereal
- 30 g pepita seeds, toasted
- 30 g dried cranberries
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 60 g agave syrup
- 60 g peanut butter
Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir until thoroughly mixed.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan, spreading it out into an even layer. Press down on the mixture with your hands (it helps if they’re slightly wet), or using a pastry roller.
Bake for 7 minutes, then remove from the oven. Reduce the oven temperature to 125°C.
Wait for the mixture to cool slightly. Then break it apart into different-sized chunks.
Place the granola back into the oven and bake for another 10 minutes, until dry and crunchy.
Let granola cool completely before storing it in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts per serving
- Calories: 265
- Total Fat: 14g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 5g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 70mg
- Potassium: 95mg
- Carbs: 34g
- Dietary Fiber: 6g
- Sugars: 6g
- Protein: 9g