Granola is one of those tasty and nutritious foods that you can enjoy for breakfast or as an anytime snack. We’re excited to share a few of our favorite healthy granola recipes with you today. Made from all-natural ingredients, each of these granola treats is wholesome and satisfying.
1) Sugar-Free Granola Bars
These soft and chewy sugar-free granola bars developed by Angela of Oh She Glows aren’t just any ordinary granola bars you’ll find at the supermarket. For the base, Angela combines a mixture of gluten-free rolled oats, water, and pitted dates into a blender. The pitted dates add a natural sweetness to the recipe. She then adds chia seeds, sunflower seeds, and other healthy ingredients to the oat flour and date mixture for additional flavors and textures. The end result is a delectable batch of granola treats, rich in dietary fiber, protein, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants.
2) Chocolate Bottomed Fig & Oat Bars
Tiffany of The Gracious Pantry inspires clean eating and develops her own recipes from scratch, using whole food ingredients. Her chocolate bottomed fig and oat bars are delectable as a snack or special treat when you have a sweet tooth. Figs and honey give these granola treats a pure sweetness, while raw almonds add texture and a touch of nuttiness. Perhaps our favorite part about these oat bars is that the bottom is coated in chocolate, which makes them just as wonderful for dessert as they are as a snack.
3) Skinny Pumpkin Granola
This fun and tasty skinny pumpkin granola from Skinnytaste is delicious to munch on plain as a snack, or served with milk or yogurt for breakfast. We love how this recipe incorporates a satisfying crunch and nutritional boost from ingredients like uncooked quinoa. It provides a good source of omega-3 fatty acids from ground flaxseed, as well as antioxidants and fruitiness from dried cranberries. The combination of pepitas, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice makes this granola pop with interesting flavors. Skinnytaste suggests adding fresh fruit for a truly delicious experience.
This recipe for coco-nutty granola on MindBodyGreen was developed by Wellness Coach Sarah Wilson. Sarah uses this recipe as a “foolproof craving-buster” for people trying to quit sugar. It gets its name from heart-healthy ingredients like coconut oil and coconut flakes and a crunchy combination of mixed nuts. This granola is a cinch to make; just mix all the ingredients together, spread them out on a tray, and bake. There are many ways to enjoy this coco-nutty granola, but one of the ways Sarah recommends is layering it with berries and yogurt for a parfait!
Which of these granola recipes would you like to try?