Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

This homemade granola is free of artificial sweeteners, refined sugar and can easily be taken on the go or stored in your pantry with stasher bag.

Granola is an incredibly delicious, portable, and simple snack, topping, or mix-in. In theory, it’s full of whole grains and seeds, nutrients and packed with crunch and flavor. And it’s healthy, right? That depends.

Have you ever looked at the ingredients in store-bought granola? They’re usually packed full of sugar and artificial sweeteners, and contain ingredients you probably can’t pronounce. With all of those fake ingredients you can wave goodbye to the idea that granola is “healthy.” And equally as negative for your health, these store-brought granolas are packaged in plastic.

Here at stasher HQ we’re always trying to limit the processed foods we buy and instead, swap them for homemade options. that way, we know exactly what’s going into our mouths. And at the same time, we’re helping to reduce plastic waste.

So in this week’s #stasheratoz we’re showing you how to make your own granola, perfect for storing in stasher to take on the go whenever hunger strikes.

Our homemade granola is free of gluten, refined sugars and artificial ingredients. Even better, the base of the granola is made with ingredients you probably already have on hand. It’s also vegan and completely customizable, making it a snack your whole family will love.

Homemade Granola {Vegan + Gluten and Refined Sugar-Free}

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Makes: 6 cups

 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • ¾ cup raw almond slices
  • ½ cup raw pepitas
  • ¼ cup flax seed
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp. raw sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey if not vegan)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter (the drippy kind)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine oats, sugar, cinnamon, flax seed, almonds, and pepitas in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and peanut butter.
  4. Pour wet ingredients over dry and stir until well combined.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a cookie sheet and spread evenly.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until oats begin to turn golden brown.
  7. Once cooled, store granola in your air-tight stasher bag and enjoy!

Make sure to show us your stasher bag filled with your own homemade granola (or anything else that starts with the letter g) on social media this week using #stasheratoz and by tagging @stasherbag.