If you are anything like me then you love a nice bowl of pick-me-up granola in the morning. The only thing I don’t like is store bought granola that is waaaayyy too sweet and filled with all kinds of junk my body does not need. Especially first thing in the morning.
This Raspberry Granola is made with the finest whole food ingredients to help you start the day right!
Ready, set, let’s GO make homemade granola…
Do you remember the Raspberry Applesauce I posted a few weeks ago? Well this granola is made with that!
It is not too sweet ~ but plenty sweet enough. It is also vegan and gluten free.
It gets us going on our hikes with the kids…
What enhances this homemade granola even more are my Maple Roasted Pecans (These pecans have altered my life in the most splendid way!)
Enough crunch and chew to suit everyone!
Add a few dried dates, some raisins, freeze dried raspberries or any dried fruit you wish.
Don’t forget some fresh raspberries to top it all off.
Also don’t forget to pick up pretty wildflowers from your hike…and give them to your mom.
There have been so many amazing moments with our kids this summer ~ I want each day to last forever.
Lots of discoveries everywhere we turn…
Do you ever make homemade granola? What ingredients do you like to add to yours?
- 4 cups (445 grams) Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 1 cup (255 grams) Raspberry Applesauce
- 2 tablespoons melted Butter, Ghee or Unrefined Coconut OIl (vegan choice)
- pinch of fine Sea Salt
- 1/4 cup pure Maple Syrup (I like grade B)
- chopped Dried Fruit such as figs, freeze dried raspberries, raisins
- Maple Citrus Roasted Pecans
- Homemade Vegan Whipped Cream
- Homemade Traditional Whipped Cream
- Thick Greek Yogurt
- Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Mix together the wet ingredients. Combine with the oats, make sure they are well coated. Spread the granola mixture on a prepared sheet pan in a single layer. Bake for about 50 minutes, toss with a long pair of tongs every 15 minutes. Granola will crisp up when cool. Store in a cool, dry place in an airtight container.
- Serve with greek yogurt, milk or enjoy by the handful!
- Do not use quick cooking oats for this recipe.
- Look for dried fruits with no refined sugar added.
- When it comes to pure maple syrup I love the richer color and flavor of grade B. It has a dark amber color and is infused with more maple flavor due to the fact that it is produced later in the season than the grade A. For a great post on the A, B, C's of it all check out this post by Healthy, Happy, Life
Homemade Granola Recipe Links
- Chocolate Crunch Dessert Granola Oh She Glows
- Coconut Granola Two Peas and Their Pod
- Dark Molasses Cranberry Granola Nourished Network
- Double Strawberry Granola Brave Tart
- Granola Deconstructed Gourmande in the Kitchen
- How to Make Granola Pham Fatale
- Tropical Granola Family Fresh Cooking