Homemade Granola

30 Nov

Granola is a sneaky food. It sounds healthy – after all, it’s made with oats and nuts, and healthy ingredients, right? Problem is, much of commercial granola is laden with oil and sugar. Of course, you can buy the organic or “all-natural” brands, but then you’d be paying over $10 per pound! Why not make your own? It’s quick and easy, and you can add your favorite ingredients.

Vanilla almond granola


Here’s my easy recipe for vanilla almond granola:


  • 1 ¼ cup large-flake rolled oats (not instant or quick oats)
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, chopped
  • 1/6 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp safflower oil
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 Tbsp flax seed (ground)
  • 1 ¼ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cinnamon


  1. Mix all ingredients together.IMAG1541
  2. Spread on an ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool.
  4. Optional: Add raisins, dried cranberries, mini chocolate chips, or additional slivered almonds


Per 28g serving (about 1/4 cup)
Calories: 115
Total Fat: 5.5 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Fiber: 2.1 g
Sugars: 4.4 g
Protein: 3.1 g
This is comparable to what you’ll find in Bear Naked Fit granola, and much lower in sugar than many of the other granola options you’ll find in stores.

One Response to “Homemade Granola”


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