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White bowl filled with plain greek yogurt and topped with homemade lightly sweetened granola.
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How to Make the Best Granola Recipe Ever

This homemade and healthy granola recipe is a great way to start the day. Packed with vitamins and minerals, it's made with simple ingredients like rolled oats, buckwheat flour, and lightly sweetened with maple syrup and agave. Enjoy for breakfast or as a light snack with yogurt, milk, or even by the handful!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 493kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups instant rolled oats
  • 1.25 cup thick cut rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 6 tablespoon coconut oil melted
  • 4 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 3 tablespoon water
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix together the oats and buckwheat flour. In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, agave syrup, water, sea salt, and vanilla extract. Whisk well until fully combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the oats. Use your hands to mix the wet and dry ingredients until they are fully combined. If you like little granola clusters, use your fingers to squeeze little clumps together (note: due to the minimal sugar and fat added to this granola, the clusters will be small and crumbly)
  • Transfer the granola to the lined baking sheet and spread it in an even layer over the surface. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 4 hours, checking after the first couple hours to make sure it is baking evenly and not burning (it shouldn't, but all ovens cook differently). At this low oven temperature, there is no need to stir.
  • After approximately 4-5 hours, turn off the heat. Allow the granola to cool slowly inside the oven (time permitting - I do not always have time for this last step and the granola still tastes delicious).
  • Carefully transfer the granola to an airtight container or jar and store it at room temperature for up to 1-2 months.

Notes

I like to use a rimmed baking sheet or jelly roll pan whenever I make homemade granola.
Since this granola recipe has less added sugar and fat, the "granola clusters" will be smaller and more crumbly. 
Originally posted Match 23, 2017

Nutrition

Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 16g | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3mg
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