Healthy Homemade Granola: An Easy Recipe

Heavenly Nut Granola

2016-03-19
Homemade-Healthy-Granola
  • Yield : 6 cups
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 60m

Our healthy homemade granola is such a versatile and healthy snack food. It’s wonderful just by itself or sprinkled on top of yogurt, fruit and oatmeal. This is the perfect granola recipe from one of my favourite vegan cookbooks, Oh She Glows. I replaced the buckwheat groats with more oats and did the same thing with sun flower seeds by adding extra pumpkin seeds.

You will be surprised at how easy it is to make homemade granola! I have been known to dish out lots of money for fancy granola at bakeries and markets. Never again! It makes for a lovely gift as well.

Homemade Healthy Granola

Granula (granola) was invented in Dansville, New York, by Dr. James Caleb Jackson at the Jackson Sanitarium in 1863.

Granola Nutrition Data

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves or pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups large flake rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin (pepita) seeds
  • 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 3/4 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, blueberries, etc.)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup maple or agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 275F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

Place 1/2 cup of the almonds into a food processor and process for about 10 seconds, until a coarse meal forms. Transfer to a large bowl.

Step 3

Add walnuts and remaining almonds into food processor and process for about 5 seconds to have a coarse mixture with some larger pieces. Add to the same bowl.

Step 4

Add the oats, pumpkin seeds, coconut, dried fruit, cinnamon and salt to the mixing bowl and stir to combine everything well.

Step 5

Stir together the maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla in a small bowl. Add it to the large bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until thoroughly combined.

Step 6

With a spatula, spread the granola onto the lined baking sheet in a layer about 1/2 inch thick. Press down with the spatula to compact it gently. Bake for 20 minutes, then rotate the pan for another 20 to 25 minutes until the granola is lightly golden.

Step 7

Remove from oven. Cool completely for at least 1 hour before breaking it apart into clusters. Store in a glass jar in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks or freeze.

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Recipe Comments

Comments (6)

  1. posted by Harmit Bath on January 15, 2017

    Have tasted this delicious granola before when Parkash has made it. Made if for the first time today, it truly is “heavenly” and so healthy. Thanks, Parkash.

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    • posted by Parkash Bains on February 18, 2017

      I am glad you gave it a try Harmit! You are very welcome!!

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  2. posted by Carolyn on November 6, 2017

    This recipe is so tasty and so easy. I am a repeat customer!!!

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  3. posted by Melonie Fowler on June 5, 2018

    I’m a new fan and can’t wait to try this granola, and every other recipe on this beautiful website. Your cousin Jivan is my co-worker and she shared today, a scrumptious avocado/mango salad and your website. LOVE IT!! And I’m not even a foody! I also told my sister, who lives in Maryland, about it. They are vegetarian.

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  4. posted by Carolyn Cossenas on July 8, 2018

    Making my regular batch of granola…. LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe but now I can adlib and make it my own 🙂

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