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Healthy Homemade Granola

Do you like to make delicious treats from your kitchen to give as gifts during the holidays?

If you do, and you are looking for some healthy options, check out this super easy granola recipe. I love snacking on this stuff or adding it to my yogurt or paring it with fruit. It’s fast to make and makes your house smell just as good as Christmas cookies!

Here’s the recipe-

2 cups oatmeal

1/2 cup of uncooked and washed quinoa

1 cup of slivered or chopped almonds

1/2 cup of raw sunflower seeds

1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut

2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1 cup of dried cherries or cranberries

3 tsp. coconut oil

3 tbsp. pure maple syrup (or a touch more if you want it sweeter)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix all dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately. Add wet to dry and combine until well coated. Spread evenly over cookie sheet and cook for 10-15 minutes, mix again and cook for another 10-15 minutes. Allow granola to cool and then store in an airtight container. I like to package it in a mason jar with a ribbon.

Snacking portion - 1/4 of a cup. You can also tie a wooden scoop to the ribbon for a nice presentation.

If you try this, please let me know how it turns out, and if you have a healthy recipe you like to gift at the holidays, please comment below!

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