Over the weekend, I made this delicious granola recipe from Well Plated and wanted to share with you all. I’m making 2020 all about health and wellness, especially being mindful of what I put in my body. Try it out and enjoy! Also, check out the full post and recipe from Well Plated via the link below!
PEACE, HEALTH & WELLNESS – Taylor
Yield: 4 1/2 cups, approx.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:35 mins
Total Time:1 hr
A simple and delicious healthy granola recipe made with honey, oats, almonds and flax. Easy to make and perfect for breakfast or a snack! This granola is lightly sweet, so if you prefer a sweeter granola, please see the recipe notes below.
- 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats — gluten free if needed
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup Bob’s Red Mill Ground Flaxseed Meal — do not use whole flaxseed
- 1/4 cup wheat germ — substitute additional coconut to make gluten free
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup honey* — I prefer to use raw honey
- 2 tablespoons melted virgin coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg white
- Up to 3/4 cup mix-ins of choice: chocolate chips — apricots, figs, dates, craisins, raisins, etc., chopped if large
- Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, stir together the oats, coconut, almonds, flaxseed, wheat germ, salt, and cinnamon. Pour in the honey, coconut oil, and vanilla extract and stir to coat. Taste and add additional honey if you prefer a sweeter granola. In a small bowl, briskly whisk the egg white until it is frothy. Stir into the granola mixture, doing your best to evenly incorporate it throughout.
- Spread the granola in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove the sheet from the oven and with a large spatula, carefully flip large sections of the granola over, doing your best to keep them intact (this is what forms the granola chunks.) Rotate the pan 180 degrees, return it to the oven, then bake for 15-20 additional minutes, until the granola is golden brown and feels almost dry to the touch (it will continue to crisp as well it cools). Watch it carefully towards the end, as honey tends to quickly brown. Remove from the oven, place the pan on a cooling rack, then let the granola cool completely on the pan. Break granola into chunks of desired size, then carefully mix in the dried fruit. Enjoy with milk, yogurt, or on its own as a snack.