Naturally Sweetened Nutty Granola

I eat oatmeal almost every morning, but i’ve been craving oats in another form lately: granola. It’s so easy to make, I don’t know why I don’t more often!

Since I’m really not patient enough to pre-roast any nuts, this recipe just has you combine all ingredients together in a bowl and spread it on a baking sheet. That’s it!

This crunchy and healthy granola is not too sweet and so versatile. It’s also vegan and, of course, naturally sweetened. Loaded with energy-boosting nuts and healthy fat, it has the staying power to keep you full until lunch (or snack time!)

I like mine on top of plain Greek yogurt, or with almond milk and sliced banana. Tag #naturallystephanie on Instagram if you make it!

Bake until it's as crispy as you like it (mine was in for 30 minutes)
Bake until it’s as crispy as you like it (mine was in for 30 minutes)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats (not quick cooking)
  • 1 1/2 cups raw nuts of your choice, roughly chopped (I like cashews, walnuts, and almonds)
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup pepita seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (or to taste)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 250Β°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix together, ensuring everything’s coated with the wet ingredients.
  • Spread granola onto prepared baking sheet and pop in the centre rack of the oven.
  • Bake at 250Β°F for 25-30 minutes or until it’s as crispy as you like it.
  • Let cool for half an hour in the pan on a baking rack before transferring to Tupperware or Mason jar to store.
  • Enjoy however you prefer!
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