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Healthy Homemade Granola

This is a healthy homemade granola recipe that is perfect for healthy breakfast or snack made in air fryer or oven. I have shared vegan and gluten-free alternatives as well. Do try.
Course Breakfast | Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy granola recipe, homemade granola
recipe healthy granola recipe, homemade granola recipe
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 215kcal
Author Rachna Parmar

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup almonds slivered
  • ¼ cup pepitas or raw pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon or pumpkin spice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract optional
  • ½ cup dried berries chopped if large (I used dried strawberries and cranberries)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips optional

Instructions

  • Mix together oats, nuts, seeds, salt and pumpkin spice or cinnamon. Pour in the oil and maple syrup or honey. Mix well till everything is well coated.

In Oven

  • Preheat oven at 350 F or 160 C for 10 minutes. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Spread out the granola mix in one layer and press down with a spoon. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or till done.

In Air Fryer

  • Preheat air fryer at 350 F or 160 C for 5 minutes. Line a Borosil or oven safe container with parchment paper. Spread out the granola mix in one layer and press down with a spoon.
  • Do mix around halfway to ensure even cooking.
  • Air fry for 12-15 minutes till golden brown. Every 5 minutes move the granola around to ensure even cooking.
  • Once done, keep it out till completely cooled. It clumps to form large clusters.
  • Break the granola which clumps together or leave big clusters as per your choice. Add in the dried fruit and optional add ins and mix well. Store in an air tight container.

Notes

  1. Use rolled oats and not the steel cut or instant oats. 2. You can store the granola at room temperature in an airtight container for upto 2 weeks. 3. You could vary the nuts, seeds and dry fruit as per your taste. 

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg