Homemade Granola is one of my favorite foods on earth!
Who knew that the combination of oats, cinnamon, almonds, and maple syrup can make the most amazing Homemade Granola!
I remember, a few years ago, I started eating store-bought granola and would go through two bags every week— I was the ONLY person eating it in my house. The amount I was consuming was not good for me.
I would eat two to three bowls of granola with milk every day; not cereal and milk. I was addicted to eating granola, and my body craved the sugar. I noticed that I had gained around 6-8 pounds within a few months and thought that it was probably due to the granola. *I’m not complaining or saying that I was overweight, but I realized I was eating too much fattening food for my body.
Already somewhat bored of the same granola flavor every day, I decided to cut it out completely. I did not allow anyone to bring my favorite store-bought granola clusters into the house for weeks. Slowly, I started shedding the pounds and went back to my usual, more normal, body weight.
I’m not saying you should cut something out completely if you love it, but maybe don’t eat your favorite sugary food non-stop, every day, multiple times a day, like I did. It’s not a plan for success.
So, why would I make homemade granola now?
Because I love it so much, and I have way more self-control now when it comes to eating it.
Now, when I make granola, I will measure out 1/4 or 1/3 cup of it with yogurt and just eat that. It is very filling, I love the flavor, and it adds loads of sweet flavor to my unsweetened coconut milk yogurt.
I love this homemade granola most of all because I know exactly what I am putting into it. There is no dextrose, corn syrup, canola oil, or any other weird questionable ingredients.
My homemade granola mainly consists of:
- Rice Crispy Cereal
- Unrefined Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil
- Maple Syrup
I just ate a bowl of my homemade granola and yogurt for brunch today and it was delicious! You should totally make this recipe today. Plus, it is way cheaper than store-bought granola.
I hope you enjoy this granola recipe as much as I do! Also, let me know in the comments which foods you’ve been addicted to. I’d love to hear!Print
Homemade Granola is super healthy, a great breakfast, and extremely easy to make. Enjoy homemade granola with yogurt!
- Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, rice cereal, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and almonds.
- In a smaller bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
- Add the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
- Transfer the granola to the pan and spread into an even layer. Bake for 8 minutes, give the granola mix and then bake for an additional 10 minutes.
- Allow the granola to cool for 10 minutes before mixing or eating.
- Store in a container or ziplock on the counter.