Granola. ’Nuff said.
Seriously, it might as well be its own food group. It’s that good. Granola with yogurt, granola with milk, on top of acai bowls, shoveled in by the handful (what?), there’s no wrong way to eat it. And – bonus! – it’s sooo healthy.
Or is it? If you’ve ever taken a look at the nutrition label on a box of granola, you know it’s a pretty scary sight. Most granolas are packed with calories, chemicals and hidden sugars. It’s no wonder granola classified as one of the 50 seemingly healthy foods that are bad for you. Womp womp.
So what’s an innocent granola aficionado to do? Easy – make your own. This recipe is one my Dad perfected decades ago. It’s easy to make, packed with nutrients and superfoods, and has no added sugar except honey. Mornings have never looked so good.
3 cups rolled oats
½ cup chopped almonds
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup raisins
½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
½ cup flaxseed meal
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup honey
1 egg white
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 330 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Combine coconut oil and honey in a small saucepan and boil, stirring regularly.
Once mixture boils up and covers with white bubbles, remove from heat.
Mix coconut oil and honey mixture into dry ingredients.
Whisk egg white in a shallow bowl until frothy, then mix into rest of ingredients.
Bake in a shallow baking pan for 30 minutes.
Cool on a baking sheet.
Store in a mason jar or tupperware.
Hey! Wondering why this granola isn’t super clumpy or full of clusters? Well, it’s because it doesn’t have a lot of sticky, syrup-y ingredients binding the ingredients together. That also keeps the recipe simple and easy to make. ‘Cuz if it’s not easy, I’m not making it. Bye.