Healthy Granola Recipes - easy to cook (2023)

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A little crunchy, a little chewy, granola is a versatile food that deserves a place in your week. Muesli is perfect for breakfast, whether served plain, sprinkled with Greek yogurt, or eaten in a bowl with a splash of milk. It's also a great snack on its own or mixed with other foods like nuts and dried fruit to create a custom trail mix. If you really want to shake things up, try a hearty granola recipe. It is best used to decorate soups, salads, and stews. When making your own granola, you avoid store-bought versions that are high in calories and sugar. Plus, having control over sweeteners and spices provides a fun opportunity for customization.

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Coconut Buckwheat Granola

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See recipe: Buckwheat and Coconut Granola

We are changing the classic combination of oatmeal and nuts with coconut flakes and starchy buckwheat grits. Look for pale green grits; roasted buckwheat, dark brown in color, can taste bitter. You can also omit the buckwheat and add another 1/2 cup of rolled oats.

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Bowl of Citrus and Blackberry Cereal

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See recipe: Bowl of cereal with citrus and blackberry

The best way to cook oatmeal for the week? Don't cook them at all. Soak the oats overnight in the milk of your choice – the oats will soften and swell in the liquid, but remain slightly al dente. Enjoy it cold or warm in the microwave for 30 seconds. The cocoa nibs add a little extra crunch and a wake-up boost, similar to coffee.

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hearty muesli

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Who says desserts have to be heavy and sugary? Meet your new granola that has two-thirds less sugar than most store-bought varieties. Pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds and quinoa provide 4g of protein, while honey and ground cinnamon add a touch of sweetness. We like it with an extra kick, but stir in the red peppers for less heat. Stir into yogurt or sprinkle over fresh fruit for an unexpected – and unexpectedly delicious – ending to the big feast.

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gingerbread granola

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See Recipe: Gingerbread Granola

When it's cold outside and the fire is burning inside, curl up with a bowl of yogurt and this gingerbread granola. Spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger add warm notes of festive flavor. The walnuts and almonds give it a crunch, but feel free to use your favorite nut combination if you prefer something different. Dried cranberries are the perfect sweet and tart touch, but we also love using dried cherries or even cranberries in this granola. Make a serving, divide it as a gift, or enjoy it yourself with yogurt, fruit, or just like that.

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Campfire Coconut Ginger Granola

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See Recipe: Campfire Coconut Ginger Granola

Oven Roasted Homemade Granola is bursting with flavor without the huge amount of added sugar and calories of store-bought brands. This particular recipe uses fresh orange juice, chopped crystallized ginger, and dried coconut to add flavor, heat, and sweetness.

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Granola cups with yogurt and berries

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See the recipe: Cup of muesli with yogurt and berries

Try them for your morning meal or as a sweet addition to your next brunch. We fill whole grain granola cups with protein-rich yogurt and then fill them with fresh fruit, a fun and tasty solution to high-sugar granola bars.

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Big batch of DIY Clean Eat Müsli

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See Recipe: Big Batch of Homemade Cereal for Clean Eating

Skip the store-bought granola, which is often high in calories, fat, and sugar, and instead make a homemade version that keeps for weeks. Homemade granola is super easy and will fill your home with the wonderful aroma of spices and citrus. This clean granola is naturally sweetened with a touch of honey and fresh orange juice. With a bold flavor from assorted chopped nuts, vanilla extract, and cinnamon, we've made this large-batch recipe simple so you can add any stir-fry you'd like. Our favorite combinations include crystallized ginger and toasted coconut, dried cherries and dark chocolate, and fresh lavender and dried apricots.

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christmas granola

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See recipe: Christmas granola

(Video) Easy and Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

Infused with lots of holiday flavor, our homemade granola hits every note on the salty-sweet, chewy, and crunchy spectrum. Use any combination of nuts you like, although we love the greens from the pistachios. Fresh rosemary adds a rustic, earthy note, while silky molasses adds depth of flavor and a subtle sweetness reminiscent of gingerbread. This festive granola is the perfect edible treat when wrapped in a holiday bag or stacked in a mason jar. One serving packs a hearty 3 grams of fiber and 6 grams of plant-based protein. Well that's a gift giving!

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Chewy Granola Bars with Oatmeal and Fruit

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Toasting oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, and flaxseeds give these granola bars a rich, nutty flavor. A much healthier, gluten-free alternative to store-bought bars, these homemade treats are a wonderful addition to any lunch box. You can store them in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Wrap them individually in parchment paper and tie with string for a nice touch.

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Maple Crisp Granola

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Think of this granola as a dip instead of a granola. Instead of putting your kids in a bowl full (it's packed with delicious maple syrup), sprinkle it over yogurt with fresh blueberries or raspberries. You still get the wonderful taste of granola and the health benefits of oats with no added sugar.

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Walnut, Maple, and Cranberry Granola Parfaits

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Blueberries and maple pecan granola make this a sweet morning treat. Whether at home, in a carpool, or at the office, you won't regret making time for our breakfast parfait.

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Sunflower Granola Breakfast Parfaits

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To make this on-the-go breakfast a breeze, make the granola ahead of time and store it in an airtight container. Be sure to keep a close eye on the grill to avoid burning the cereal. You can also substitute the fresh pitted cherries for the raspberries or any ripe berry.

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Granola with oranges, pumpkin seeds and smoked almonds

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Make a double batch and divide in two. Serve it with yogurt and you have a super easy Sunday breakfast. Even better, Monday morning breakfast is good to go.

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Chocolate Chip Quinoa Granola Cookies

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Use a ready made batch of oursWhole grain granola with walnutsto conjure up these delicious cookies.

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Granola with honey-scented yogurt and baked figs

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The granola itself is a star, but the yogurt and figs take it to a whole new level of deliciousness.

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Whole grain granola with walnuts

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See recipe: Whole Wheat Granola with Walnuts

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This granola is fantastic on its own, but it also gives ours the perfect bite.Chocolate Chip Quinoa Granola Cookies.

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Toasted Barley Berry Granola

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Although rolled barley flakes look almost identical to oats, they contain more fiber. Look for them in herbalists or supermarkets. Serve over low-fat plain yogurt.

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homemade granola

Prepare the granola up to 2 days in advance and store in an airtight container. Serve with low-fat yogurt and fruit. If you like super crunchy granola, put the yogurt and fruit in a plastic container and wrap the granola in a ziplock bag. Mix when you are ready to dig.

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healthy granola in the morning

"I use fruit juices and other natural sweeteners to sweeten this granola. It tastes wonderful with warm milk on cold mornings."
–Meg Wilson, Anderson, South Carolina

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Power-Granola

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This recipe leaves a lot of room for creativity. Other reviewers suggest pairing it with yogurt, replacing the cranberries with dried cranberries, or adding wheat germ and dried currants.

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