February 2, 2022

The Best Maple and Oats Healthy Granola Recipe

Healthy granola recipe can seem like a boring breakfast or snack option. However, this maple and oats healthy granola recipe are perfect for a healthy breakfast or healthy snack. It has delicious cranberries, healthy pepitas, crunchy almonds, sweet maple, and rolled oats from Bob’s Red Mill.

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What is Granola Made of?

Granola is usually made of rolled oats, nuts, fruit, and a sweetener like honey. Sometimes you will also find items like nut butter, chocolate candies, or puffed rice in granola. Granola can be such a healthy snack, but that is determined by the ingredients. This recipe consists of rolled oats, pepitas (pumpkin seeds) dried cranberries, cinnamon, maple, and a little brown sugar.

Homemade Granola

Homemade granola is the best choice for healthy granola because you can control the quality and quantity of each ingredient. If your main goal of eating granola is health, making your own is a perfect idea. Homemade granola recipes like this one tend to be simple, quick, easy, and only require a few ingredients.

maple and oat granola
Granola is perfect with berries and vanilla yogut.

Granola Ingredients

Granola can be made of just about anything you love! Below is a non-exhaustive list of healthy granola ingredients.

Nuts and Seeds

Dried Fruit

Sweetners

Ways to Eat Healthy Granola

I love love love granola! After my morning workout, I eat avocado toast, 2 over medium eggs, and vanilla yogurt with granola. I could eat this every morning. Healthy granola is great a snack by itself, but when added to something like yogurt, it can become a healthy meal. Here are a few fun ways to eat granola

How to Make Healthy Granola Recipe

Making healthy granola is really easy! It’s also a cheaper option than buying store-bought granola. Granola from the store can be full of yucky fillers and additives. Making your own healthy granola lets you control the quality and cater the taste to your preferences. Below are step-by-step instructions for making homemade granola. If you’d prefer a video, you can check out a tutorial here.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl or directly on the baking pan.
  3. Spread all ingredients on baking pan in an even layer.
  4. Pop it in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. The longer you bake it, the crispier the granola will be. Just dont overbake it! After 10 minutes check the granola and stir it around. This will make sure the granola won’t stick together.

Healthy Granola Recipe

Maple and Oats Healthy Granola

Delicious crunchy granola with almonds, pepitas, maple, sweetened cranberries, and oats from Bob's Red Mill!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: granola, granola recipe, maple, oats

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Bob's Red Mill rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almonds whole and shaved almonds both work
  • 1/2 cup pepitas roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries dried cherries work well also

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • On a large baking pan mix all ingredients well.
  • Spread into a thin layer on a baking sheet. Then bake for 20-25 minutes. Check after 10 minutes and stir. This will make sure the ingredients don' stick together too much or burn.
  • Let cool and serve. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place.

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