11 Healthy Granola Recipes
Snacking on granola throughout the day may seem like a healthy choice, but most of the time, store bought granola is sweetened with refined sugars or high fructose corn syrup. By making your own granola, you can sweeten your snack with natural, wholesome ingredients like the ones we found in these 11 recipes below.
1. Earl Grey Tea Granola
via Baking Magique
While Earl Grey tea is typically strong and bitter, this granola is sweet with just a hint of tea flavor. For less of a mess, just infuse one tea bag with water instead of using loose tea leaves.
2. Festive Spiced Pecan Quinoa Granola
via Strength and Sunshine
This gluten-free and vegan granola recipe—filled with roasted pecans, pumpkin spice, quinoa, and cinnamon—is a great snack during the fall. While baking, make sure to stir the granola every 10-minutes so it doesn’t burn.
3. Peanut Butter Granola
via Eye Candy Poppers
This granola is vegan, gluten-free, and can even be peanut-free. Just substitute the peanut butter with almond butter or sunflower seed butter for a similar taste.
4. Pistachio Coconut Granola
via That Skinny Chick Can Bake
This granola works well as a cereal substitution. The pistachios, almonds, and dried cherries blend well with your choice of milk.
5. Cinnamon Raisin Granola
via Live Well, Bake Often
This recipe can easily be made vegan and gluten-free. If you are looking for a vegan recipe, leave out the egg white; if you’re looking to go gluten-free, substitute the rolled oats with gluten-free free oats.
6. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola
via Cook with Manali
This recipe is easy, because it only has six ingredients: peanut butter, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, honey, rolled oats, and coconut oil. For a crispier texture, decrease the recommended amount of peanut butter and honey.
7. Salted Caramel Coconut Granola
via Edibly Educated
Use this recipe as a dessert topping, a snack, or a mixture in your daily yogurt. Make sure to soak the dates in filtered water for 15-minutes before cooking in order to get the date water the recipe calls for.
8. Sugar-free Granola
via Southern Vegan Kitchen
This is a cross between granola and muesli, and it’s full of oats, nuts, and fruits. The coconut oil in this recipe is also said reduce belly fat.
9. Date and Golden Berry Granola
via Not Your Standard
This recipe is great because you can add and remove ingredients depending on what’s already in your kitchen. For example, if you don’t have nutmeg, use cinnamon; if you don’t have flaxseeds, try chia seeds.
10. Superfood Granola
via Minute Meals
When making this granola, leave the goji berries out of the oven to keep them from getting mushy, and wait to sprinkle them on until you are going to serve. You can also add a teaspoon of green tea powder to your granola for a little caffeine fix.
11. Chocolate Chili Granola
via Anne’s Healthy Corner
The sweetness of the chocolate and the heat from the chili mix together surprisingly well. If you’re missing an ingredient on the list, don’t worry, just add a little bit more of another ingredient to replace it.