I used to love granola for breakfast and then I learned how much sugar was in granola and I stopped eating it! And here I thought I was making a healthy choice!
With the right ingredients and the proper preparation, granola is healthy.I purchase all my nuts and seeds raw so I don’t have to consume the canola oil so many manufacturers use when roasting their nuts. Sprouts has some in their bulk section that is roasted in peanut oil, and I’ll purchase that from time to time. But with this recipe, you can totally go raw and it’s awesome. This granola recipe is yummy and a lot more healthy than purchased granola, but be careful, it’s addicting! I love eating it right from the container, or mixing it in my yogurt.
Healthy Choice Granola
2 cups rolled oats (not the quick type)
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup chopped raw pecans
1/2 cup chopped raw walnuts
1/2 cup sliced raw almonds
1/2 cup raw pepitas (toasted – see below)
3 Tbsp. sesame seeds
2 Tbsp. flax seeds – ground (flax seed meal)
2/3 cup coconut oil (liquid state)
1/2 cup raw honey
1 tsp. liquid stevia
Mix the pepitas in small bowl with 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Spread out on a cookie sheet and roast at 250 degrees for 30 minutes or until nicely toasted. Mix the remaining dry ingredients together and then add the coconut oil, natural sweeteners and stevia.