I love granola! Sometimes I get a bit lazy and end up buying it in the bulk section at our co-op, but it is so much cheaper to make it on your own. Plus it is also super easy! I thought I would share this yummy granola recipe I threw together. It is yummy by itself or to top a smoothie bowl or yogurt.
I kept this granola on the lighter side by using only 1 tablespoon of oil and my mother-in -law’s homemade apple butter. Sometimes granola can be high fat due to the amount of nuts and oils that are added. This recipe can easily be changed to your personal tastes as well. A serving is 1/4 cup.
- ¾ Cup Quinoa Flakes
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats
- ¼ Cup Ground Flax Seeds
- ¼ Cup Sunflower Seeds (or other seed of choice)
- ¼ Cup Walnuts (pecans or almonds would be great)
- ½ Cup Raisins
- ¼ Cup Apple Butter or Unsweetened Apple Sauce
- ¼ Cup Agave or Real Maple Syrup
- 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon apple pie spice
- Dash of salt
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine oats, quinoa flakes, flax, nuts, seeds and raisins in a large bowls. Set aside. Combine apple butter, agave, coconut oil, vanilla until well mixed. Add in spices and salt. Drizzle over oat mixture and mix well. Spread evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in oven for 10 minutes at 325 degrees. Toss and return to the oven for another 10-15 minutes until nicely toasted. Cool and store in a sealable container.
- This recipe can easily be modified to your personal tastes. I have made it with pecans and dried cranberries and it tastes great too. This recipe is not overly sweet so if you like a sweeter granola feel free to add more agave or maple syrup to taste.