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9 Granola Recipes & Health Benefits

Granola is not only easy to make but it’s also super versatile! Whether you’re enjoying a bowl for breakfast or using as a healthy dessert option, you can enjoy many variations in so many different ways!

It’s a type of breakfast cereal that commonly consists of whole grain oats, nuts, and dried fruits. Each variation of granola, depending on the ingredients, will have a slightly different nutritional value. Whole grains and nuts, two main ingredients in granola, contain dietary fibre that help regulate digestion. It may also help control blood sugar levels and promote a feeling of fulness after eating. Soluble fibre found in oats is particularly helpful for lowering bad cholesterol levels.

Granola is also a good source of healthy fats, which come from the nuts, seeds and oils it contains. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids may help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduce inflammation. Omega 3-fatty acids, also found in granola are essential for proper brain function.

Wholegrain foods, such as granola are a good source of vitamins and minerals. Some of these include Vitamin E, thiamin, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium, which are all essential to your health.

Making your own granola from scratch is a great way to know exactly what you are eating and control the amount of added sugar, which can be found in high levels in some store bought granolas. There are many healthy granola recipes that are free of added sugars and lower in fat. We have selected 9 recipes from our website for you to try. What’s great is you can always customize your granola by adding any extra dried fruits, nuts or grains you have in your cupboard!

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1. Protein Granola

This Protein Granola gets a dose of protein & fibre from a secret ingredient. It’s also gluten-free & vegan!

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2. Date Granola [vegan]

Sweet dates mixed in with nuts and seeds. A great breakfast cereal that is bursting with goodness!

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3. Banana Almond Butter Grain Free Granola

This Banana Almond Butter Grain Free Granola is a crunchy and filling snack or breakfast, made without any grains or refined sugars!

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4. Chocolate & Coconut Spelt Granola [vegan]

A delicious chocolatey granola that you can substitute spelt for rolled oats as well as mix in your favourite seeds and fruits!

5. Banana Bread Granola

Sweet bananas, warm cinnamon and oats baked into the most amazing granola. Perfect for breakfast or a healthy dessert option.

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6. Chai Spice Granola

This Chai Spice Granola is a quick and simple granola recipe with tons of chai spice flavor. It’s gluten-free, vegan, and makes the perfect breakfast or snack.

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7. Cashew Quinoa Granola

Deliciously nutty, pleasingly crunchy and protein-packed! Cashew Quinoa Granola is grain free, sugar free and gluten free.

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8. Healthy Dark Chocolate Cherry Cinnamon Granola

Quick, easy, gluten-free and vegan!

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9. Apricot, Walnut & Rosemary Granola – Yogurt Bowl

Delicious and simple breakfast bowl with homemade apricot, walnut and rosemary granola, Greek yogurt, and fresh blackberries. A perfect healthy, well-balanced breakfast.

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