So, I’m on food blogs about half the time I’m online, checking out other people’s recipes, and slowly but surely, I’m realizing that I too can contribute! I do want to thank Elana, from Elana’s Pantry – https://elanaspantry.com/ – She kept me going during my Paleo period, and whenever I want healthy and #gluten-free inspiration, I hop over to her site. However, I didn’t use her recipe for the granola, as I was craving OATS. I should give credit where credit is due: https://cookieandkate.com/healthy-granola-recipe/
But I did lower the sugar even more, by adding the secret ingredient! (read on!)
So, here’s my take on a low-sugar, homemade granola:
4 cups of oats
1/4 c. chia seeds
1/4 c. sunflower seeds
1/4 c. pumpkin seeds
1/2 c. nuts – you can add walnuts, pecans, almonds – your choice!
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c. olive oil
1/4 c. applesauce
1/4 c. maple syrup or honey
(for LATER: 1 c. dried fruit – do NOT bake these!)
Mix up all the dry ingredients in a big bowl,
Add the olive oil and applesauce and honey.
Mix very well, so all the oats are coated with moisture.
Spread on waxed paper in a hot oven of 180 degrees celcius (or less).
Bake for about 10 -12 min and then gently turn over and press down (if you like clumpy granola).
Bake for about another 10 min (make sure you don’t burn it!!!)
Let cool out of the oven, and don’t stir it around to keep those yummy clumps.
When it’s cool, add your dried fruits! About a cup (or less):
Raisins, cranberries, mulberries, figs, dates, (your choice!)
You can also add flaxseed and hemp seeds for extra protein.
When cool, put in an airproof container.
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