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This recipe is great, full of nutrients and good omega 3 fatty acids from the nuts. Crunchy and slightly sweet! Perfect for a quick breakfast or snack. You can eat it by its own, top your yogurt or eat it with any milk of your preference, dairy or non dairy.

Panos’ favorite combination is roasted butternut squash topped with yogurt and granola! Great combo for breakfast full of protein and healthy carbs to get us going through the day 🙂

What you will need

  • Nuts. Usually I use, almonds and walnuts, but you could use any nuts combination that you like.
  • Oats. Rolled oats is the variety that you need for this recipe. If you want to make this gluten free just use gluten free oats.
  • Nut butter. I used peanut butter this time. You can switch it up using your favorite nut butter. It is great with almond butter or cashew butter. Just be sure that you read the label and the only ingredient is nuts without added refined sugar, preservatives and processed oils.
  • Honey. Just make sure that the honey that you choose doesn’t have any other weird ingredients in the label.
  • Coconut oil
  • Fixins. The possibilities are endless. Shredded coconut, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, dark chocolate chips, raisins, dried apricots, figs etc.

Tips for the perfect granola

  • Add the correct amount of oil. I experimented around with different amounts of coconut oil. I notice that if you add too much oil the granola is very oily. If you add very little the granola is dry. In both cases the final result is not crunchy. So read the instructions and ensure that you use the correct amount.
  • Add the dried fruits after you bake the granola. This way they will not dry. It is such a nice combination in textures!
  • Do not stir the granola when you take it out from the oven. Don’t break those crunchy chunks of granola. I know that this is not easy as you would most probably want to taste the deliciousness. Please resist! No matter how nicely your kitchen smells!
  • If you have younger kids blend the nuts down to flour consistency.

Healthy granola

Recipe by Panos EatsCourse: Breakfast, SnacksDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats

  • 1.5 cups almonds

  • 1.5 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup walnuts

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 1/2 cup raisins

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice

Directions

  • In a blender, blend for a few pulses the almonds and walnuts to chop them down
  • In a mixing bowl add the dried ingredients except raisins: the chopped walnuts, oats, pumpkin spice and coconut and set aside
  • In a microwave safe bowl add the peanut butter and oil and microwave for 30-45
  • Stir the peanut butter/oil mixture and add it on the bowl with the dried ingredients
  • Add the honey and stir well
  • Bake for 20-25 min on a preheated oven at 375 Fahrenheit in a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Make sure that you stir once in the middle of baking time

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