Whenever my children ask for "box cereal" at the grocery store I ask them to find a cereal without "sugar" in the first 3 ingredients. It is a difficult task!
Instead of buying high priced, processed, boxed cereal- you can make your own healthy granola. It is easy and only takes about 15 minutes!
This granola recipe is made from old fashioned rolled oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, spices and a touch of maple syrup for sweetness.
I use RAW nuts (to avoid the added oils with roasting) and buy in bulk to save money. HINT: To help maintain freshness, store raw nuts in the refrigerator.
NOTE: You can use whatever raw nuts and seeds you prefer- the ingredient list is just a suggestion. Be creative!
Approximately 6 cups of old fashioned roll oats
¼ cup raw walnuts, chopped
¼ cup raw almonds, sliced
¼ cup ground flax seeds
¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
¼ cup hemp hearts
2-3 teaspoons chia seeds
1/2 cup raisins
1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup pure maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients together. Drizzle the maple syrup on top, and stir until syrup is well incorporated. The ingredients will still look dry- just stir to make sure the syrup is incorporated throughout the mixture.
Spread the granola equally between the two parchment-covered baking sheets.
Bake 15min, then remove from the oven and allow granola to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container. The granola will remain fresh for approximately 7-10 days (if it lasts that long!)
Serve ½ cup WELLstyle Breakfast Granola, topped with sliced strawberries, blueberries and ½ cup plant-based milk.