4 Homemade Granola Recipes for Back To School September 6, 2018

by Amanda Li Eat

We know that back to school means loading up on quick and easy breakfast and snack ideas. Granola is perfect for both! Why settle for sugary, store-bought granola mixes when we’ve got 4 homemade granola recipes that will rock your world?

Whether enjoyed with yogurt, milk, fresh fruit, or by the handful (we don’t judge), homemade granola is a breakfast or snack that’ll have you going absolutely nuts!

Keep reading to get the recipes for our 4 favourite homemade granolas, because you’ll obviously want to try them all.

Chocolate & Sea Salt Granola

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven 170°C.
  2. In a food processor (or mixing bowl), add the oats, nuts, coconut, coconut sugar, salt and cocoa powder. Combine.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the coconut oil and maple syrup until melted and combined. Pour over the dry ingredients and stir well. If using a food processor, this step is optional as it breaks down the oats and nuts to be a finer texture.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly onto a baking sheet and bake for 17-24 minutes (or until fragrant and deep golden brown), stir near the halfway point to ensure even baking.
  5. Let cool completely. Then add chocolate chunks (optional).
  6. Place in an air-tight container, and it should keep for up to 3 weeks, or store in the freezer for longer.

Cranberry & Orange Granola

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  3. Place the nuts and oats in a large bowl and toss to combine.
  4. Place the honey, vanilla, orange zest, cinnamon and oil in a medium-size saucepan over low to medium heat.  Stir to combine.
  5. Heat the mixture bringing it up to a slow boil. Let it boil a minute or two, it will thicken slightly and coat the oats better in the next step.
  6. Pour the mixture over the oats in the bowl and stir to combine.
  7. Spread the mixture out in a single layer onto the baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes or until toasted. Stir once, halfway through baking.
  8. Place the sheet on a wire rack to cool. When cooled, add the dried cranberries or any dried fruit(optional) stir to combine.
  9. Place in an air-tight container, and it should keep for up to 3 weeks, or store in the freezer for longer.

Pistachio & Olive Oil Granola

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 ½ cups raw pistachios, hulled
  • 1 cup coconut chips/flakes
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 150°C.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, pistachios, coconut chips, maple syrup, olive oil, salt, cinnamon and cardamom.
  3. Spread mixture on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in an even layer and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown and well toasted.
  4. Let the mixture cool completely and place in an air-tight container, and it should keep for up to 3 weeks, or store in the freezer for longer.

Maple & Macadamia Granola

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Ingredients:

  • 8 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 2/3 cup macadamia nuts
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 150°C degrees.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Spread the mixture onto a parchment paper-lined baking tray and bake for about 25 minutes or until golden.
  4. Let mixture cool completely and place in an air-tight container, and it should keep for up to 3 weeks, or store in the freezer for longer.

There you have it! You’ll really be feeling your oats after chowing down on all of these homemade granola recipes. Or should that be rolling your oats? Maybe both! For more healthy snack ideas, check out these Easy On-The-Go Snack Ideas.

Craving more than a snack? Try these delicious 20 minute Salmon Tacos.

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