I make homemade granola every week for my family. They love to eat it for breakfast with plain yogurt and fresh berries. This recipe contains a large amount of nuts and protein which helps keep the belly full and satisfied for a long time!
Store bought granola is typically loaded with sugar so making your own version lets you control how much sugar you intake. In this case, about .8 grams of sugar per serving (or a little less than 1/4 teaspoon)!
The best thing about making homemade granola is that you can add any of your favorite ingredients. The following recipe is a great guide to follow. You can substitute more of one ingredient and eliminate another if you wish. Just keep the ratio of dry to wet ingredients the same.
2 cups GF rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup whole pecans
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raw pepitas
1/4 cup hulled sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons flax meal
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/2 cup almond butter (or any nut butter)
1 tablespoon coconut nectar or maple syrup (optional)
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In a large mixing bowl toss all dry ingredients. Add almond butter and coconut nectar and stir well with a wooden spoon until all of the almond butter is incorporated and no large lumps remain.