Have you looked at the label of any granola at the grocery store? Usually the 3rd ingredient is sugar and a 1/2 cup of granola has anywhere between 12-18 grams of sugar! Searching online, most recipes are high in sugar content as well. I love Alton Brown and I love granola, so I adapted Alton Brown's granola recipe to create a recipe with minimal sugar.
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup pepitas
- ½ cup flaxseeds
- ½ chia seeds
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dry fruit (unsweetened cranberries, or any unsweetened dried fruit)- OPTIONAL
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit
- In a large bowl, combine, oats, nuts, coconut, seeds, and brown sugar. Mix well.
- In a separate small bowl, combine maple syrup, vegetable oil and salt. Whisk well.
- Combine liquid mixture into dry ingredient large bowl. Pour and spread onto 2 jelly pans evenly.
- Cook in oven for 1 hour. Stir mixture 30 minutes later to achieve even color and cooking.
- Turn oven off after 1 hour and oven door ajar with granola in oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven, add optional dried fruit and mix until evenly distributed.
- Then let granola cool complete and then store in air-tight jar.
Top your yogurt, smoothie bowl or berries with your new batch of homemade granola!