7 Granola Recipes You Won't Be Able to Stop Eating ...

It’s true that not all granola recipes are the healthiest things you can eat, but there are lots out there that are pretty good for you. Done right, granola is a great way to increase your fiber, protein and healthy carbs intake despite its sugar content. The ingredients can also give you a healthy dose of several vitamins and minerals you need for good health, including iron, calcium and vitamin A. Try these granola recipes and you’ll have a hard time having anything else for breakfast or snacks.

1. Honey Peanut Granola

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Granola recipes aren’t hard to come by, but this one will have your mouth watering in no time. Plus, it’s got lots of good-for-you ingredients that taste so good you’ll wonder how this granola could possibly be healthy.

Ingredients:
3 cups quick cooking oats
½ cup chopped peanuts
¼ cup wheat germ
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons warm water
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees and grease a cooking tray. Combine the oats, peanuts and wheat germ in a large bowl. In another bowl, stir together the honey, brown sugar, vegetable oil, water, salt and vanilla. Add the honey mixture to the oat mixture and stir well to combine. Spread the oats on the cooking sheet and bake for one hour. Stir the granola every 15 minutes. Cool before eating.

Source: allrecipes.com

2. Alton Brown’s Granola

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He’s pretty famous, so you can’t go wrong making up a batch of this chef’s granola. It’s got a great combination of ingredients that combine to create a taste explosion you’ll keep coming back for. Oh, and it’s super easy to make too!

Ingredients:
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup cashews
¾ cup shredded sweet coconut
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
¼ cup vegetable oil
¾ teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Mix together the oats, almonds, cashews, coconut and brown sugar in a bowl. In another bowl, stir together the syrup, oil and salt. Pour the syrup mixture into the oat mixture and stir well to coat. Spread the granola on a baking sheet and cook for one hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Once cooked, place the granola in a large bowl and stir in the raisins. Cool and enjoy.

Source: foodnetwork.com

3. Homemade Granola

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What a sweet surprise the pineapple juice is in this recipe for granola. The mixed nuts are a great source of protein and healthy fats and the flavor just can’t be beat. This granola is sure to become one of your favorites.

Ingredients:
6 cups rolled oats
¼ cup chopped almonds
¼ cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup maple syrup
¼ cup honey
¼ cup pineapple juice
½ teaspoon almond extract
Cooking spray
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ chopped dried apricots

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and coat a jelly-roll pan with cooking spray. In a bowl, combine the oats, almonds, pecans, brown sugar and salt. Add the syrup, honey, pineapple juice and almond extract and stir well to coat. Spread the mixture evenly on the jelly-roll pan and bake for 45 minutes. Stir the granola every 15 minutes while it cooks. Stir in the cranberries and apricots and cool before storing.

Source: myrecipes.com

4. Cinnamon Granola

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Cinnamon adds such a great flavor to any granola recipe. I love this one on top of yogurt with diced strawberries for breakfast. But it’s also super yummy as a snack to keep you going until your next meal.

Ingredients:
4 cups old-fashioned oats
¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted
¼ cup oat bran
¼ cup toasted wheat germ
¼ cup unsalted sunflower kernels
3 tablespoons flaxseed
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cup honey
2 tablespoons canola oil

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, oat bran, wheat germ, sunflower kernels, flaxseed, cinnamon and nutmeg. Slowly drizzle in the honey and toss to coat. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and spread the granola on it. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the granola begins to brown.

Source: tasteofhome.com

5. Martha Stewart’s Homemade Granola

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If it comes from good old Martha, it must be good, right? This granola recipe has a few unique ingredients that make it stand out from the rest. It’s tasty on its own, but it works great on yogurt, ice cream or as a tasty bowl of cereal.

Ingredients:
½ cup shredded coconut
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
¼ cup toasted wheat germ
¼ cup unsalted sunflower seeds
¼ cup coarsely chopped almonds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
½ cup honey
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
½ cup golden raisins

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the coconut on the sheet and bake until toasted. Set aside on a wire rack to cool. Turn the oven down to 300 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment. In a large bowl, toss together the oats, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, almonds, sesame seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg. In another bowl, combine the honey and butter and pour it into the oat mixture. Stir well to combine, then spread the granola on the baking sheets. Cook for about 25 minutes. Cool. Stir in the raisins.

Source: marthastewart.com

6. Sweet and Salty Granola

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If you love that sweet and salty flavor combination that’s so popular these days, you’re going to love this granola recipe. It’s got something to please everyone and it comes together so easily that you’ll be making it all the time.

Ingredients:
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ cup water
3 cups rolled oats
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees and cover a baking sheet with wax paper. Mix the brown sugar and water in a bowl and microwave until the sugar melts, about 1 minute. Combine the oats, salt, walnuts and cinnamon in a bowl and add the sugar mixture, the honey and the vanilla extract. Toss well to coat. Spread the granola on the baking sheet. Cook the granola for 20 minutes, remove from the oven, stir, put it back in the oven and cook an additional 25 minutes.

Source: allrecipes.com

7. Granola with Apricots and Ginger

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Just the name of this granola recipe makes my mouth water. Apricots are a great source of fiber and vitamin C, which just makes them taste even better. This granola is perfect for a healthy snack and it’s portable so you can eat it on-the-go.

Ingredients:
4 cups old-fashioned oats
1 ½ cups unblanched almonds
1 cup sunflower kernels
½ cup flaxseed
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup canola oil
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped dried apricots
½ cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped

Directions:
Combine the oats, almonds, sunflower kernels, flaxseed, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Place the oil and honey in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes, or until heated. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla. Stir to combine then pour over the oat mixture. Pour the granola into a greased baking pan and cook at 300 for 40 to 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool the granola, then add the apricots and ginger.

Source: tasteofhome.com

Do you eat granola? I love it! It’s easy to find bagged at the grocery store, but it’s so easy to make too! Which recipe will you try first?

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