I absolutely LOVE granola. It’s one of my favorite treats. When I make a fresh homemade batch, I like to put it on everything like:
- Bananas with peanut butter
- Dessert bread (like this Tahini Chocolate Chip Banana Bread)
- Toast with almond butter
How do you make homemade granola?
To make homemade granola, you will need these essentials:
- Oil (I prefer coconut oil for granola)
- Seeds or nuts
- Sweetener (maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, etc)
- Flavoring (cinnamon, sea salt, etc.)
I almost always add a nut or seed butter (tahini, peanut butter, almond butter, etc.) to give it extra flavor and texture. Once you mix everything together, you just bake it on a lower temperature until it’s crispy and starting to brown.
How long does homemade granola last?
I have found that mine usually stays good and crunchy for about 3 weeks in an airtight container like a mason jar. It’s honestly so good that it’s pretty hard to make it last longer than it will stay good 🙂
When I first started to re-learn intuitive eating, I had a hard time figuring out the right snacks for me. Some snacks would make me too full and I would be sad when I wasn’t hungry to have dinner with friends. Some snacks would leave me feeling hungry again 45 minutes later. Sometimes, I just wouldn’t know what to snack on so I’d end up not having a snack then feeling anxious and hangry. Granola was one of the snacks I discovered that was super easy and versatile to incorporate. One of my favorite snacks now is a banana with nut butter and granola. This is just what works for me though. I’d encourage you to listen to YOUR body when experimenting with what snacks feel right for you.
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- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
- Spread granola out on a large sheet pan and bake for 45-50 minutes (stir after 20 minutes).
- Do not stir the granola for an hour after removing from oven to allow clumps to form.
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