Granola can be one of those snacks that everyone thinks is healthy but really is full of hidden sugar and fat (especially store bought). Sugar is inevitable in most granola recipes (and life in general), but we can get rid of refined sugar so that’s what we did.
Be aware that granola in general tends to be calorie dense so watch your portion size. Don’t let that scare you, this recipe is full of healthy fats and natural sweeteners so that’s something to feel good about.
1 cup raw unsalted almonds (I used slivered but you can use whole or sliced if you prefer)
1 cup raw unsalted walnuts (chopped or whole work)
1 cup dried cranberries (or raisins)
3 cups rolled oats
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 cup unsweetened applesauce (I used cinnamon)
¼ cup melted coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Place the nuts and oats into a large bowl. Add the cinnamon and mix to combine.
- In a small bowl, combine the applesauce with the melted coconut oil and pour the mixture over the dry mixture. Make sure everything is coated evenly.
- Pour your combined mixture onto a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Make sure to stir the granola every 15 minutes so that it cooks evenly.
- Take the granola out when the nuts and oats are golden brown. Add the dried cranberries and chia seeds.
- Let the granola cool completely before placing it in a glass container (I always put mine in large mason jar!)
Sources:Adapted recipe from http://www.mariaushakova.com/