February 20, 2018

Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Sugar Free.

and SO good!

Anybody else have spouses or children who devour granola? It's great when you can find foods that your family loves to eat (you feel like a hero every time you walk in the house with that particular item and the crowd goes WILD!) There is, unfortunately, one downside to granola. It can be very unhealthy. Most of the prepackaged stuff is full of syrups, starches, lots of butter, sugar, processed foods... yikes!

There is good news... YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN AT HOME! When you make it yourself, you can use real, whole (raw) foods without sacrificing flavor ;)

A friend of ours sent us her delicious recipe to share with all of you! One main ingredient you'll need is Dignity Coconut Oil - to bind the oats & nuts together. And as we stated before, this recipe is friendly for vegans (no butter or eggs), people sensitive to dairy and gluten (substitute normal oats for your favorite gf oats), and those cutting out processed sugar (this recipe does use honey & maple syrup, but make sure to use raw and/or 100% organic products to eliminate eating any added sugars).


Healthy Homemade Honey Granola

Ingredients:
4 cups rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup pecans
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 Tablespoon ground flax seeds
1/3 cup Dignity's Raw Coconut Oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup real maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Heat oven to 300 degrees
Combine oats, nuts, salt, cinnamon, and flax in large bowl.
Combine coconut oil, honey, and vanilla in another, smaller bowl.
Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Large wooden spoon works best.
Spread the mixture onto two regular size cookie sheets lined with parchment.
Bake 10 minutes. Then remove from oven and stir.
Place back into the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until slightly golden.
Remove from oven, stir granola, and allow to cool.
Store in airtight container. Enjoy!
(Note: Granola will crisp up while it is cooling)

Savers tip: Some of these ingredients (like nuts) can add up, so try to find a grocery store that sells them in bulk. This is definitely a cheaper option, as you usually pay less per pound than a package. Then you'll be able to make a larger batch of the granola or get more than one use out of your purchase.




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Additional Blog Posts

Trending: How To Use Coconut Oil As A Beard Oil
Trending: How To Use Coconut Oil As A Beard Oil

June 12, 2024

Goodbye scruffy and scratchy beard! The secret to your beard looking sharp and feeling great may already be in your kitchen cabinet: coconut oil! This 1-ingredient natural wonder is trending right now, and for good reason. Here’s everything you need to know about using coconut oil for a healthier, softer, and better-looking beard. 

Continue Reading

The Power of Raw Coconut Oil for Natural After-Sun Care
The Power of Raw Coconut Oil for Natural After-Sun Care

May 28, 2024

Don’t let the fear of sun damage hold you back. Although sun exposure can lead to dryness, irritation, and sometimes painful sunburns - there's a solution! Explore the magic of raw coconut oil, packed with vital nutrients and anti-inflammatory properties to soothe, heal, and restore your skin's natural glow after a day in the sun.

Continue Reading

Nature's Gatorade: How To Make Your Own Electrolyte Drink
Nature's Gatorade: How To Make Your Own Electrolyte Drink

March 20, 2024

Why eat your vitamins and nutrients when you can pack them in a tasty drink? Make your own good-for-you drink with this recipe for Nature's Gatorade.

Continue Reading