Actually Healthy Granola

This granola has no added sugar, but plenty of added flavor! Sweetened with banana, dates and apples, you won't even miss the refined sugar. Then add in the vitamin E, good fats and protein from the nuts and seeds and you're off to a great start to your morning! Eat it with yogurt (just look out for added sugar) or milk and some fresh fruit for a deliciously balanced breakfast.



1/2 cup coconut oil

3 cups dates

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla

pinch of salt

6 cups rolled oats

2 cups crushed/sliced nuts

1 cup sunflower seeds

2 Tbsp chia seeds

2 Tbsp Ground flaxseed

2 apples

1 banana (slightly brown)

  1. Melt the coconut oil in a large pot on a low heat

  2. Stir in salt, vanilla and cinnamon

  3. Finely chop dates (or use a food processor)

  4. Add dates to melted coconut oil and turn off the heat

  5. Chop apples into small pieces

  6. Add oats, nuts, seeds, and apple pieces to the pot of coconut oil

  7. Mix together with clean hands, breaking up the pieces of date that get clumped together

  8. Grate in 1 banana and continue to mix until everything is evenly distributed

  9. Put parchment paper down on two baking sheets and pour the granola from the pot, making an even layer on the baking sheets

  10. Bake at 325° F for 15-20 minutes or until it starts to look slightly golden

Hand Mixing Granola




#Breakfast #GlutenFree #Vegetarian #NoAddedSugar #DairyFree

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Hi! I'm Felicia. I believe that food should be simple and the ingredients should be just that: ingredients. I also believe that balance and moderation are essential. So come to my kitchen, and let's make everyday family foods healthier. Or click here to learn more about me.