Crunchy Clean Granola
I created this crunchy clean granola today because I was in the mood for some crunchy yummy granola with yogurt!
Today I had a hot second to breathe, finally. since I ended up taking the day off from the gym, I decided to make some delicious granola. I didn’t make the kind I usually sell, I made the kind I can share the recipe with you all!
Granola in the stores can be loaded with sugar, oils, and other preservatives. I have read all of the granola labels in store for years. The ingredients alone have led me to create my own.
For this granola, I did not add any dried fruit or vegan chocolate chips. I kept this one higher in protein and fat. The protein and fat will keep you satiated longer. Don’t forget that oats are low glycemic and will also keep you filled up because of the fiber content.
I do not add any oils to my granola recipes. I have tried to in the past but then realized that in order for my granola to be crunchy, it doesn’t require oil. Adding oils to granolas takes away from the “clean” and “healthy” part simply because those oils add up in addition to the fat calories in the nuts. I know coconut oil and olive oil are two very healthy fats and I LOVE them, but in my opinion, it’s overkill.
Okay so here it is. It doesn’t get any more basic or simple than this.
Crunchy Clean Granola
Makes 15 servings
serving = 1/2 cup
- 3 C – Bob’s Red Mills Old Fashioned Oats – Dry
- 1.33 C. Sliced Almonds
- .75 C -chopped pecans
- 1C -chopped walnuts
- 4 T -Maple Syrup
- 3 T. -unsweetened coconut flakes
- 4 -Eggwhites
- T0 your liking- cardamom + cinnamon
Preheat oven to 325. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Make sure mixture is coated well. Spread onto the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Take it out and mix around so it cooks evenly. Bake for 10 more minutes. Allow the granola to cool completely. I store mine in a large zip lock baggie in the freezer.
As you can see here, I was having a dairy craving! Usually about once a month, I crave Siggi’s Full fat Yogurt. Hey! for 8oz. you get 25 grams of protein, so I usually do 4-8 oz. Today I did 4 oz. since I didn’t workout.
I love storing mine in the freezer. It doesn’t freeze, but stays fresher longer! This recipe will last me about three weeks! I hope you’ll try it. Have it as a cereal with almond milk on top, have it on top of a smoothie bowl, or over yogurt, or sometimes I will just eat it out of the bag! YUM!