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Healthy Homemade Granola

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Having a jar of granola in your pantry at all times is one of the best things you could do. It is an all-time, anytime snack, which can be enjoyed plain or even for breakfast with a bowl of yogurt and fruit.

But of course, there’s nothing better than homemade granola, as compared to any store-bought granola! Check out my recipe to try making granola at home on your own!

Why will you like this Homemade Granola recipe?

It requires just a few ingredients:

Putting this granola together is easy because it just requires a few ingredients and well, most of which I’m sure you will have in your pantry!

It is easy to make:

This recipe is a no-bake granola recipe. Yes, so all you guys who do not have an oven at home, this one’s for you. It is super easy to make and should hardly take you 25 to 30 minutes.

It makes for a healthy snack or meal:

If you’ve got nothing cooked up and ready for breakfast or are looking for a wholesome snack to munch on after a heavy workout, this granola is perfect for you. It is nutrient dense, protein rich and of course, fully loaded with energy.

Main Ingredients in this Recipe

Rolled Oats

The base of this granola is rolled oats. The reason I’ve used rolled oats is because it is rich in protein and indeed very nutritious and healthy for the body. It can keep you full and energized for long hours.

Dry Fruits, Nuts and Seeds

Dry fruits, nuts and seeds are added into the granola to increase its nutrient value. Both dry fruits, nuts and seeds are good for health and in this recipe, I’ve used raisins, dates, almonds, pumpkin seeds and flax seeds.

No Oven Homemade Granola

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Into a frying pan on medium heat, add in the rolled oats and dry fry for a few minutes. Keep mixing occasionally for even frying.

  2. While the rolled oats is being dry fried, chop the almonds and dates. First, chop up the almonds into bits and set aside. Thereafter, chop up the dates into tiny pieces and set aside in a bowl. Do not mix it along with the almonds.

  3. Once the rolled oats has been dry fried for afew minutes, add in the chopped almonds and pumpkin seeds and continue to dryfry while mixing for 3 to 4 minutes

  4. Add in the flax seeds, the cinnamon powder and the salt and give it a mix. Just dry fry for a minute or two.

  5. Into a bowl, add in the honey and coconut oil and give it a good mix until well combined.

  6. Pour it on top of the rolled oats dry fried mixture and mix well until coated.

  7. Fry for 5 to 6 minutes, until the mixture turns golden brown, before turning off the heat.

  8. Wait till it cools completely before storing in an airtight container in a cool and dry place.

Alternative Ingredient Substitutes

Cashewnuts or Walnuts:

In case you do not have almonds, you could substitute it with broken/chopped cashewnuts or walnuts (or any other nuts of your choice).

Maple Syrup:

I’ve used honey in this recipe, but it can be substituted with maple syrup (in the same amount) or with agave nectar or date syrup. You could also use jaggery syrup if you wish to.

Sunflower Seeds:

For those of you who do not have pumpkin seeds, simply substitute it with sunflower seeds in the same amount.

Recipe Additions

Spice Powders:

You can add in pinches of other spice powders like nutmeg powder, cardamom powder etc., if you wish to have additional flavouring.

Best Way to Eat This Homemade Granola

Take 1 cup of yogurt and pour into a bowl. Add in any sweetener of your choice like honey, maple syrup, sugar or jaggery powder (this step is optional). Pour in some homemade granola and enjoy.

Tip: You could also add in some chopped fruits like strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, sliced banana etc., to make it more wholesome, heavy and filling.


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