Healthy Homemade Granola

Don’t you just love a good granola? I absolutely adore granola. But the store bought versions are full of sugar and other stuff that you can’t pronounce. This is a delicious version of granola that has all the good taste with none of the unhealthy ingredients! the fact that it is super versatile and easy to make is even better. This is the recipe!

Healthy Homemade Granola

Time: 15 minutes Makes: About 3 servings of 3/4 cup

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of rolled or quick oats
  • 1/3 cup of chopped almonds (or other nuts, coconut works too)
  • 2 tbs peanut butter (preferably all natural)
  • 2 tbs coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 3 tbs honey (or maple syrup)

Directions:

 Preheat your oven to 375° Fahrenheit.

Put the oats in a large mixing bowl. Next, chop your nuts. IMG_8252Try not to make them too small, but not so big that you’ll have a hard time chewing them (life with braces!). Dump the nuts into the oats and mix until combined.

Scoop the peanut butter, coconut oil, and honey into a microwave -safe bowl. If you don’t have coconut oil, use olive, but I highly suggest you get some. It’s a great healthy swap for butter, and you can use it in sugar scrubs and multiple other homemade beauty products!

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Pop the bowl into the microwave for about thirty seconds, just enough to get the mixture melted and combined. Once the pb, oil and honey are ready, pour it into the oats and nuts and stir well!

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After making sure the dry and wet ingredients are well mixed, place the mixture on a sheet pan.

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Spread it out a fair bit, but not so much that it will burn quickly, so make sure that it’s in a layer about a half a centimetre thick. Pop the pan in the oven for about ten minutes, stirring the granola halfway through so that it doesn’t burn. make sure to let it cool before eating it, because it will be hot! Store it in an airtight container in your fridge.

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And Voíla! Beautiful granola! Eat this stuff over yogurt, with milk, or even on your Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bowls!

This is a great healthy snack that goes along with Day 1 and 2 of 12 Days of Awesome Ways to Be Healthier! I hope you enjoy it and leave some comments so I know what kind of recipe to share next!

Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked(:

12 Days of Awesome Ways to Be Healthier- Day 1

Hey guys! As you know, Christmas is coming up quickly and as of today there are 12 days left until the big day! Crazy, right? Anyways, in keeping with the festive theme, I decided to do a spin on “The 12 days of Christmas”. Each day for the next 12 days, I’ll post one awesome way that you can be healthier! I hope that these posts help you to find time to practice healthy habits, even though our teen lives are pretty busy with school, sports, and friends (I can tell you from experience!). Today is Day 1, and here is my first awesome way to be healthier!

Make It Easy.

What I think is the first step to leading a healthier lifestyle is making it easy to do so.  Sometimes when we’re rushing from sport to sport or frantically putting school lunches together in the morning, it’s easy to grab a wagon wheel or a pizza pop and call it a day. The key to being healthy lies in one thing: making time for it. If you know you won’t have time to prepare a healthy snack in-between sports practices, make one ahead and bring it with you. If you have a hard time putting together a good lunch in the morning, make it the night before. This way, it becomes easier and easier to grab a healthy option, and it’s less stressful as well;). Same goes for exercise, sleep, and pretty much everything else I’ll talk about over the next 12 days. If you don’t make time for it, it won’t happen, and that’s that.

There you go! Day 1 complete! Come back tomorrow for Day 2’s post, as well as my recipe for healthy and tasty homemade granola. Bye!

Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked♥