Sweet, satisfying, protein packed granola with no refined sugars added!
This crunchy, sweet, and filling granola has almonds, cashews, hemp, chia, oats, and dried cranberries, and is flavored with cinnamon, vanilla butternut, and honey, for a sweet way to start a day, or a satisfying snack between meals.
Do you guys ever just have one of those days where you desperately want to dig into a
pint quart of ice cream, doused with caramel and chocolate sauce, oh and whipped cream? Ya…me neither. Ha! Basically, we all know sugar is addicting, but also addicting-ly good. So I have been trying to find really satisfying ways to eat less sugar. And it is HARD. Really hard guys. And uh, my kids are eating too much sugar too. And I fully believe if we want our kids to do something (or not do something) we better be the example. You feel me? I guess the point I am getting at is I know I won’t eat less sugar if I don’t find stuff I like to replace it. And this I like!!!
Yum! Yum! Yum! This granola I love actually. It is just the right amount of sweet, and doesn’t have added refined sugar. Plus it has fiber, antioxidants, protein, and so much more! It is basically perfect. And versatile. Take it hiking, eat it for breakfast like a cereal. Make an energy bite ball and roll it in this granola. Add it to some yogurt. Make a parfait with it. Make it, and you will love it!
So here is the recipe. Don’t let the ingredient list overwhelm you because it is easy to make, you just mix it all together and bake.
Vanilla Butternut Granola
- 1/3 cup chia seed
- 1/3 cup hemp seed
- 3 cups oats
- 1 cup cranberries
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1 cup almond slivers
- 1/2 cup Sante Nuts Cardamom Cashews
- 2 tsp cinnamon optional
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp vanilla butternut flavor extract I used LorAnn oils
- Preheat oven to 375
- Mix together all dry ingredients in a large bowl
- In a small bowl, mix together wet ingredients
- Pour wet ingredients over dry and mix together really well
- Pour onto a baking sheet and cook for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes
- Let cool and enjoy
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
This granola keeps pretty well too! I often make a batch and put it in an airtight container for as long as a month. So you can have all the granola deliciousness made in one day to last you the whole month!
And if you like oats, try these Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Squares
Or these Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins
If you want a way to use this granola, try this awesome Yogurt Berry Parfait with Agave Lime Sauce