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Healthy Granola Recipe

granolaI’ve been craving granola lately, but store bought granola is full of sugar and fat. The average store-bought granola has 597 calories, 28 grams of fat and 24 grams of sugar per cup. Many contain oil and sugary add-ins, such as chocolate and caramel. I wanted to make a healthy granola that I could put on top of my Greek yogurt that offered a delicious crunch with healthy fats and nut

I made this quick, easy and delicious granola recipe. It only took me a few minutes of prep and 20 minutes to cook this recipe. It resulted in a huge batch of granola that I can use on yogurt and eat for snacks.

Ingredients

4 cups old-fashioned oats
½ cup almonds, chopped in a food processor
½ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup sesame seeds
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/8 tsp slat
½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
½ cup maple syrup
2 tsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup raisins

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350
In a large bowl combine the oats, chopped almonds, pumpkin pie spice, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and salt.
Using a citrus juicer, juice one orange into a small saucepan. Add maple syrup and oil. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour over the mixture and mix well.
Transfer to a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray. Make sure to stir every 10 minutes because it will burn easily. Cook for 20 minutes total.
Remove from oven and pour back into large bowl. Stir in raisins.

I like to store my granola in sealed plastic container, which you can get at Ikea or the container store.

If you try this recipe, let me know what you think!

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