Healthy Granola Recipe: Chunky, Crunchy
Honey-Coated Cereal

Our healthy granola recipe has been tweaked and reworked until it came out glorious.  I had to experiment with a whole lot of different ingredients to make this superb granola cereal.  The masterful results you're looking at are the result of extremely careful combining of the best, most healthful ingredients, and the taste will blow you away.

I've tried a lot of different granola recipes, and I made a lot of mistakes.  I felt like something was missing.  I wanted crunchy, chewy, a delicious flavor pop, and healthy all in one recipe. 

Well, I've surpassed my own goal.  This recipe is absolutely spectacular.  
This recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.  You can probably store it longer than that, but I've always eaten it within nine to 12 days, so you can test it out when you make it.

What makes this recipe healthy? It has no wheat and no refined sugar.  It has a low glycemic index, it's nutrient dense, and it's filled with healthy fiber and protein.

Healthy Granola Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tsp raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup of dried cranberries or raisins
  • 2 tbs ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

In a Sauce Pan, Heat .....

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 four-ounce cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbs coconut oil

Heat the ingredients above on low heat until it's completely melted down.  It usually takes between three and five minutes.  You're going to use it to coat the granola.

Take the liquid ingredients that you heated and mixed on the stove and pour it into the dry granola mixture.  Mix extremely well.  Make sure that the granola is completely coated with the sauce.

Set your oven to 310.  If you set the temperature any higher, it may burn.  This granola recipe is very sensitive to heat. 

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  We use unbleached parchment paper from Whole Foods.  Parchment paper will allow this healthy granola recipe to cook evenly and not stick.

Heat Oven to 310

Spread the raw granola on your parchment paper. Make sure to check the oven every six or seven minutes to make sure it doesn't darken and burn. 

Note:  An alternative is to add the dried cranberries and the walnuts after the mixture has baked for a few minutes.  This prevents burning and hardening of the cranberries and walnuts.  However, this won't really be necessary if you keep the oven turned down to 310.

Look at this luscious cereal.  This recipe is so incredibly good, you will never eat boxed, processed cereal again!

Our healthy granola recipe makes amazing cereal.  You can use organic cow's milk, coconut milk, unsweetened almond milk, cashew milk or hemp milk. 

We no longer use soy milk.  You can read our soy milk side effects page to learn why we avoid soy milk.

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