RECIPE: Healthy homemade granola

People often think they’re making the healthier choice by switching to granola for breakfast, but don’t be fooled by the clever marketing on cereal packets – many store bought granolas are actually far higher in sugar and fat than you might think (and often, they’re even the least healthy cereal option!)
But by making your own, you can cut down on artificial sugars and sweeteners to make a healthy, low fat granola that is tasty and packed with healthy fats and carbohydrates that will keep you satisfied until lunch.
Serve with some fresh berries and low fat yoghurt!
Ingredients
  • 360g oats 
  • 200g nuts or seeds (whole or chopped) 
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • ½ cup (120ml) oil of choice 
  • 150g honey or maple syrup 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional) 
  • Optional additions: dried fruit, unsweetened dried coconut (shredded or flakes), unsweetened cocoa powder 

Make your own healthy granola

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Method
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper. 
  2. Combine the oats, nuts or seeds, salt and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. 
  3. Add the oil, honey or maple syrup and vanilla extract (if using) to the mixing bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined. 
  4. Pour the granola onto your prepared baking tray and spread it evenly. If you prefer a chunkier granola, use a wooden spoon to pack the mixture down a bit more so that the mixture sticks together. 
  5. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. 
  6. Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool completely before mixing in any of the optional additions. 
Nutritional Information

Serving size: 45g  (this recipe makes about 18-19 servings)

Each 45g serving contains:

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