I love granola and all the healthy potential it could have, but sadly, the majority of store- bought granola is anything but. It’s packed with cane sugar, unhealthy oils like canola, and usually not gluten free, or organic. However, my solution for delicious, nutritious and actually healthy granola is very simple!
You can make this in large batches and store in an airtight container; ready-to-eat as is, and use as toppings for yogurt anytime! Feel free to get creative with your ingredients and add, nuts, seeds and dried fruits as you wish.
2/3 cup organic, gluten-free oats*
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds, raw
1/3 cup walnuts, raw
1/4 cup rasins
2 Tablespoons Coconut Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan or Sea Salt
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
Other ideas to mix in:
freeze- dried berries
Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Heat coconut oil over medium in a large sauté pan. Pour in the mixed dry ingredients and sauté for about 3- 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn the delicate mixture, and stir frequently. Remove from heat and pour the hot mixture onto a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and allow it to cool off. In about 5-7 minutes it will be crispy and ready to eat. That's it! Enjoy, and have fun making, and most importantly, eating your homemade, way- better than store- bought granola!
*I use organic everything, when available, however, I don't ever compromise on the gluten free, organic oats because oats are some of the most highly sprayed grains, particularly high in glyphosphate residue (a known carcinogenic herbicide and neurotoxin, linked with non-hodgkins lypmhoma)