Homemade Healthy Granola

This healthy homemade granola makes a wonderful snack or breakfast (add your milk of choice and maybe some fresh fruit). It also stores beautifully, so it will make a great homemade gift for friends or family.

Once you try this healthy homemade granola you won’t go back to store-bought granola again. It is so much better!

This granola recipe is also a far more healthy granola option since it’s made with whole grains, unrefined oil and naturally sweetened. You just can’t beat freshly baked granola packed with delicious and good-for-you ingredients.

Plus, healthy homemade granola is super easy to make. You’ll only need one bowl and some basic pantry ingredients. Ready to make some?

Now that you have the base recipe, you can play around with the mix-ins and spices to make it your favourite granola.

By the way, you can preserve that freshly baked flavour by storing this granola in the FreezerKeeper. Make sure you let it warm to room temperature for a few minutes and enjoy.

Granola Baking and Storage Tips

Here are a few baking and storage tips to make sure your healthy homemade granola is perfect:

  • Spread your granola out evenly on a parchment-paper-lined baking pan. The parchment makes transferring your granola to a storage container much easier. If your granola is piled high on one pan, use two baking pans or cook it in batches so it cooks evenly.
  • Cook your granola at a lower temperature, around 300°F or so, so the granola has time to crisp up without burning. Your granola will bake for about an hour or so. Stir it around once or twice while it cooks.
  • Your homemade granola can be stored in an airtight container for 2 to 4 weeks. Before transferring it to a storage container, make sure it has cooled completely.

Healthy Homemade Granola

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Recipe by Tupperware NZ Course: Recipes
Servings

7

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes

You just can’t beat freshly baked granola packed with delicious and good-for-you ingredients. Once you try our healthy homemade granola, you won’t go back to store-bought granola. It’s so much better!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats (use certified gluten-free oats for gluten-free granola

  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds or 150g packet, chopped

  • 1 cup  shredded coconut

  • 1/2 cup seeds of your choice (try a mix of pumpkin and sunflower)

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds (optional)

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup maple syrup or honey (use ¾ cup if you prefer less sweet or use the sugar-free option)

  • 2 tbsp melted coconut or olive oil

  • Raisins, sultanas, currants or goji berries or chopped dried dates or figs (optional)

  • TupperTip – You can add 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1 ½ teaspoon optional ground turmeric and finely grated rind of an orange or add 2-3 tablespoons cacao powder and some cacao nibs for chocolate granola.

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 170◦C (150◦C fan). Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  • Combine oats, almonds, coconut, all seeds, cinnamon, maple syrup and oil together in a large bowl. Toss to coat well. Spread out on a tray in an even layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until pale golden and crunchy.
  • Allow cooling on a tray. It will become crunchier as it cools. Stir through the optional choice of dried fruit.
  • Extend granola to make 15 yummy muesli bars:
    2 ½ cups homemade granola
    1 cup peanut or almond butter
    1/3 cup oil½ cup maple syrup
    Melted dark chocolate for drizzling (optional)


    METHOD:
    Preheat oven to 180◦C (160◦C fan). Place TupperChef™ Large Rectangle form onto a baking tray. Mix granola, peanut butter, oil and maple syrup together. Press into form. Bake for 20 minutes, or until pale golden. Cool in form. Drizzle with melted chocolate if desired. Remove carefully and cut into squares. Store in a Slice ‘N Store.

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