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5 Tested Granola Recipes Worth Making

chunky homemade granola

Granola has a big name in the health space. But not all granola is created equal. And the best forms are the ones you make at home.
The good news is, granola lasts, whether that is homemade or store-bought. But if you want to save a few dollars at the grocery store and make granola suitable to your diet preference – making homemade is the way to go.

Granola has a big name in the health space. But not all granola is created equal. And the best forms are the ones you make at home.
The good news is, granola lasts, whether that is homemade or store-bought. But if you want to save a few dollars at the grocery store and make granola suitable to your diet preference – making homemade is the way to go.
Just make sure you store the granola in an airtight container like these mason jars with plastic lids.
Topped on a homemade parfait with a drizzle of honey, and you’ll be glad you tried one of these out.

Make sure you store the granola in an airtight container like mason jars with plastic lids.

1. Our Favorite Go-To Recipe

chunky homemade granola

You can mix and match this recipe to meet your own taste preferences.

  • ⅓ cup quinoa
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup oats seeds
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup finely shredded coconut flakes
  • ½ cup flax meal
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  1. Preheat oven 275 degrees
  2. In a large bowl add all of the dry ingredients, quinoa, chia seeds, oats, pumpkin seeds, coconut, flax meal, and spices.
  3. In a separate small bowl add applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla, and olive oil. Mix well.
  4. Pour over dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Pour onto a baking sheet and place in the oven.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, remove, and stir. Repeat 2 more times.
  7. Remove from the oven and let sit.
  8. Once cooled, break into clusters and store in an airtight glass container with a lid.

2. Traditional Oat-Based Granola

chunky homemade granola
Image from Cookie and Kate

3. Coconut Lovers Granola

chunky homemade granola
Imagine from Eating Bird Food

4. The Ultimate Chocolate Granola

chunky homemade granola
Imagine From Pinch of Yum

5. Grain Free Granola

Healthy Store-Bought Brands

Time is always a consideration. If it’s not on your side, don’t worry there are plenty of healthy brands we trust. Here are a few great granola brands you can find at your local grocery store.

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