Have you ever looked at how much added sugar is in your store-bought granola? It might surprise you. Granola is frequently on nutritionists’ lists of “fake healthy foods to avoid.” So, instead of reaching for the store-bought brand, try making it yourself at home so you can control the amount and sources of the sugar you’re using.
We love this clean, simple recipe by our friend Brittni, a nutrition student and the blogger behind the @bwhitesides feed on Instagram. Brittni uses maple syrup to sweeten her granola, and she adds an extra touch of sweetness with shredded coconut and cacao powder. Here’s the recipe for you to try yourself!
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 Heaping tbsp. unsweetened cacao
1 Cup oats
1 Tbsp. The Natural Citizen Organic Protein
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1/4 Cup unsweetened coconut
1/4 Cup chopped raw almonds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small saucepan, warm together the coconut oil, maple syrup and unsweetened cacao, stir until fully mixed. Then cool. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, combine the oats, Organic Protein, chia seeds, coconut and raw almonds. Once the liquid mixture has cooled, add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and stir until well combined. Then, spread on baking sheet and bake for 10 – 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir. Put it back in the oven for another 5 – 10 minutes or until toasted. Let cool and enjoy!
We are big fans of Brittni on Instagram, you can follow snag more of her delicious recipes by following her @bwhitesides. Happy baking!