Close

July 31, 2019

Healthy Granola Recipe

Crunchy Hazelnut Granola

I’ve included not one, but two healthy granola recipes, as well as tips to help you come up with your own. Read on for a basic granola recipe and my current favourite: Crunchy Hazelnut Granola.

Why you should make granola at home.

Granola is quick and easy to make at home. Store bought granola recipes often contain lots of sugars and are produced with cheap oils that have a poor nutritional profile.

Homemade granola utilises simple healthy ingredients to give you a healthy and tasty snack.

Bowl of Granola

Advantages of homemade granola

Here you can see a basic granola recipe that you can customise as you wish and my favourite Crunchy Hazelnut Granola recipe. Each can be customised depending on the ingredients that you have in your cupboard.

If you’re not confident in the kitchen, check out my troubleshooting tips below where I share some dos and don’ts of developing your own personal granola recipe 🙂

Granola Troubleshooting

Once you know how to make a basic granola, you can use whatever ingredients you have available to make your own custom granola recipe.

What ingredients taste great in granola?

Nuts like hazelnuts, walnuts and almonds… Use raw unsalted nuts.

You could add a small amount of roasted salted nuts after cooking to give your granola that delicious sweet and salty combo.

Seeds also taste great.

What else? 

Dried fruits and chocolate chips are great additions. You can experiment as much as you like until you come up with your perfect recipe.

If you’re thinking of adding dried fruit, small seeds, ready roasted nuts or chocolate chips… It is best to add these after cooking so they don’t burn.

Adding them while the granola is still warm will help them to combine with the other ingredients.

Don’t have any maple syrup? 

I’ve used honey in place of maple syrup in my granola and it worked perfectly. You could also try other sweeteners like agave syrup.

That’s all there is to it! Will you make granola at home? Let me know how you get on 🙂

Basic Healthy Granola Recipe

Basic Healthy Granola Recipe

Basic Healthy Granola Recipe

Yield: Makes 5 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups oats
  • 1-1.5 cups mixed nuts and seeds
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (heated until it becomes liquid)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

*Preheat the oven to 150C.*

1. Combine the dry ingredients (oats, nuts, seeds, sea salt) in a large bowl.

2. Add the maple syrup and coconut oil.

3. Stir until the mixture is well combined.

4. Add to a lined baking tray or cook on a silpat mat in the oven.

5. Use the back of the spoon to press down the mixture into a large flat sheet.

6. Bake for 20-25 mins, stirring once during cooking.

Notes

This is a basic granola recipe that is a tempate for you to come up with your own variations and flavours depending on what you have in your cupboards.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 119mg Carbohydrates: 18g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
Nutritional information is an estimate and is provided for information only.
Smoothie bowl with fruit and granola topping

Crunchy Hazelnut Granola Recipe

My new favourite granola recipe <3 

Crunchy Hazelnut Granola

Crunchy Hazelnut Granola

Yield: Makes 5 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This hazelnut granola only takes 5 minutes to prepare and will last for a few weeks in an air tight container.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup flax
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 3/4 cup hazelnuts (blanched + skins removed)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. *Preheat the oven to 150C.*

    1. Combine the dry ingredients (oats, nuts, seeds, sea salt) in a large bowl.

    2. Add the maple syrup and coconut oil.

    3. Stir until the mixture is well combined.

    4. Add to a lined baking tray or cook on a silpat mat in the oven.

    5. Use the back of the spoon to press down the mixture into a large flat sheet.

    6. Bake for 20-25 mins, stirring once during cooking.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 61mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 5g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
Nutritional information is provided as a guideline only.

It was so yummy, I tucked straight in and forgot to take any photos of the finished product. Ooops! 

Tip: Press the mixture down well so that it will stick together and form lovely chunky granola clusters when it comes out of the oven. 


Pin this recipe to Pinterest so you’ll never lose it 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

shares