This delicious healthy granola recipe is free from refined sugar and naturally sweetened with maple syrup (or honey). It’s made with oats, coconut oil and all your favorite fruits and nuts.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Because homemade granola is just how YOU want it, with all the goodies you like in there and nothing else.
- There are no additives or refined sugar in this recipe so it ticks the healthy breakfast boxes!
- This homemade granola is super tasty and oh so easy to make. Plus it’s a great start to your day!
Ingredients for healthy homemade granola
- Oats – always the best start to your day. Healthy, whole-grain and filling. I have used standard traditional rolled oats that I make my porridge with.
- Coconut flakes – I know coconut is a nut but I will set it aside here as an element on its own. I like the nice big flakes of coconut as opposed to using desiccated coconut.
- Nuts and Seeds – the flavour and crunch that makes a good granola so addictive and such a great snack too. You can use any nuts and seeds that you like here. I’ve gone for a mixture of walnuts, almonds, pecans and hazelnuts, basically your average bag of mixed nuts. For seeds I’ve used pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.
- Natural sweetener – Maple syrup or honey, I’ve gone for maple syrup as I do like the warm depth of flavour there.
- Salt – yes you want to add a bit of salt to your healthy homemade granola as it livens up all the other ingredients.
- Unrefined oil – Coconut oil in this case. The oil is what bakes the granola and makes it crisp up taking it away from the standard muesli breakfast.
- An egg white – this is a binding agent for the homemade granola to get those nice clumps of the cereal.
- Dried fruit – sweet and flavourful. Again go for your favorites. Try dried cherries, cranberries, sultanas, dried apricots and raisins etc.
- Added extras – go for it, add some spice to your homemade granola, orange zest, dried apple peel. Go with whatever you fancy here.
How to make homemade granola
This is a recipe that is all about pulling things together not so much in cooking.
Start by whisking the egg white till nice and frothy in a big bowl. Now add in all the other ingredients (apart from the dried fruit) and stir well.
Spread this out on a lined baking tray and pop it into the oven for about 40-45 minutes till golden.
How long does homemade granola keep?
This healthy homemade granola will keep for up to 4 weeks in a closed jar.
Actually, this recipe for healthy homemade granola is in my book Naughty and Nice Edible Gifts For Christmas as I think in a pretty jar it makes a great foodie gift.
How much does this make?
I got almost a kilo of granola from this recipe. That works out at about 20 servings.
Looking for more super healthy breakfast options to make at home? Then check these out before you go;
Homemade Healthy Refined Sugar-free Granola
- 250 g porridge oats
- 50 g coconut flakes
- 150 g chopped mixed nuts
- 40 g mixed seeds pumpkin, sesame and sunflower
- pinch of sea salt
- 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 egg white
- 150 g dried mixed fruit
- Preheat oven to 150C and line a large baking tray
- Whisk the egg white till frothy in a large bowl and stir in all the other ingredients apart from the dried fruit.
- Tip on to the lined baking tray spreading out evenly and bake for 40-45 minutes till golden
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before adding the dried fruit and packing into jars