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Gut Friendly Recipes: How to Make Healthy Granola

This gut friendly homemade healthy granola recipe is filled with prebiotics and is sure to satisfy your tastebuds as well.
Course: Breakfast, Breakfast/ Snack, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Lactose, Vegetarian
Keyword: prebiotic
Servings: 8 cups
Author: Andrea Hardy

Ingredients

  • 4 cups large whole grain oats
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup ground flax seed
  • ¾ cup currants
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • cup honey
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup crushed up banana chips/dehydrated bananas

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl add whole grain oats, whole-wheat flour, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, ground flax seeds, currants and cinnamon. Stir well and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil, brown sugar and honey together on medium-low until it is a thick liquid. It is ok if it does not mix together.
  • Slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients in small amounts stirring in between each addition.
  • Add water to the granola and stir until it has been mixed evenly. You may notice that your granola forms small clumps, don’t worry about breaking them up, as they add some volume and taste delicious!
  • Press the granola mixture onto a large baking sheet and place in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
  • After 30 minutes, remove from the oven and stir well so that the under layer is exposed well and place back in oven for 15 minutes.
  • Let cool, and serve with plain greek yogurt and your favourite fruit.

Notes

Recipe Tips and Tricks
  • Granola has endless possibilities! Feel free to change up which grains, seeds, and fruit you use!