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Sweet & Crispy Granola

By August 28, 2020No Comments

Tbh, I’m not much of a granola person. I always think the store-bought varieties are too sweet and stale tasting, so it was odd when I got the urge to make my own! I’m so glad I did though because this light and slightly sweet combo is the best granola I’ve ever had or made.

My oldest son devoured it and this would also be an easy and tasty snack for road trips!

Here are the ingredients I used and WHY I used them:


1.5 cups quick oats – I prefer using the quick oats in this recipe over rolled oats to avoid partially cooked oats
1 cup organic chocolate rice crispI buy @naturespathorganic brand!
1/2 cup chopped walnuts – You could use any nut substitute or swap completely for pepitas or sunflower seeds!
1 cup raisins – Love the raisins for natural added sweetness and how they plump up while cooking due to the moisture from the oil and maple syrup
1 tbsp. chia seeds – Sneaking in some healthy omegas! You could definitely add more than 1 tbsp.
1/4 cup melted coconut oil – This provides such a nice light and airy coating for the granola and helps to spread the maple syrup so that sugar intake is minimal
1/4 cup local maple syrup – Maple syrup is a superfood for the liver and I love how it makes this recipe sweet, but not over the top. You could totally swap out local honey, too.
1/2 tsp. cinnamon – You could definitely play with the spices! Try a pinch of nutmeg or allspice for more of a festive flavor!
sprinkle sea salt

Mix everything together in one bowl. Place in a single layer on a lined baking sheet (try to buy unbleached baking sheets – I’ve linked my favorite for you!) and bake at 300° for 15-20 minutes or until golden and fragrant. Remove from oven and press the mixture with the back of a spoon to encourage the pieces to stick together to make larger chunks of granola.

You could eat this like cereal or put over coconut yogurt and top with fresh berries.

Once the mixture is completely cool, store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid and store in a dry, cool place for 3-4 weeks.

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Sweet & Crispy Granola

Delicious, healthy, and easy to throw together!  Great for breakfasts and snacking at home or on the go.

  • Author: Stephanie Wharton
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup organic chocolate rice crisp
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup local maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • sprinkle sea salt

Instructions

  1. Mix everything together in one bowl.
  2. Place in a single layer on a lined baking sheet and bake at 300° for 15-20 minutes or until golden and fragrant.
  3. Remove from the oven and press the mixture with the back of a spoon to encourage the pieces to stick together to make larger chunks of granola.

Notes

You could eat this like cereal or put over coconut yogurt and top with fresh berries.

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