It’s Favorite Friday again so I’m going to share with you one of the staples around our house a super healthy homemade granola.
Breakfast is important. The most important meal of the day, right?
Personally, if I don’t get a good breakfast, my whole day is shot (in terms of eating healthy and feeling good). And I have a rather complex relationship with eggs. We’re not always friends.
I love cereal, and I really like some of the not-so-healthy, sugary stuff. But, oh-my, that is a terrible start to my day.
This granola has no added sugar, but is not lacking in flavor or in sweetness. The fact that my husband likes this is a big deal. If anything is healthy, he automatically thinks he won’t like it. But, he’s the one who lets me know when we’ve run out and that I need to make more!
There’s nut and dried fruit and seeds and just all sorts of good stuff to make this our favorite granola. We have adapted this recipe a few times to make a couple other granolas like this peanut butter one and this chocolate one.
Try it, and I know you will like it as much as our family does!
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup grape nuts
- 1 cup wheat germ
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1 cup craisins
- 1 cup currents
- 1 cup chopped cashews
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In large bowl mix oats, grape nuts, wheat germ and powdered milk.
- Combine honey and oil in small pot and heat over medium-low and stir for a few minutes to combine.
- Pour honey and oil over the dry ingredients and mix all together.
- Pour onto a large jelly roll pan lined with parchment paper or foil.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then stir and bake for another 10.
- Stir in the rest of the ingredients.
- Store in an airtight container and enjoy!
You can really use any dried fruit you want in this; raisins, dried cherries, etc. And since dried fruit is not really my favorite, but I love the texture it adds, I only use 1 cup most of the time and I use whatever I have in my pantry.
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