The Perfect Granola

The Perfect Granola
Staff Writer
The Perfect Granola
Ritual Wellness

The Perfect Granola

Eating granola may help lower your cholesterol and prevent certain chronic diseases. This healthy breakfast is loaded with dried cranberries, chia, and hemp seeds, and sweetened with maple syrup and a touch of vanilla extract.

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4
Servings
469
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups rolled oats
  • 1 Cup buckwheat oats
  • ½ Cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ Cup hemp seed
  • ¼ Cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ Cup pecans
  • ½ Cup raw chopped almonds
  • ¼ Cup chia seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ Teaspoon cardamom
  • ½ Cup creamy raw almond butter, unsalted
  • ½ Cup grade B maple syrup
  • ⅓ Cup coconut oil
  • 2 Teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ Teaspoon sea salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix together the oats, buckwheat, cranberries, almonds, chia, hemp, cinnamon. and cardamom.

Melt the almond butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and sea salt over low heat for about 3 minutes, until ingredients are blended together. Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients, coating well.

Line a large pan with parchment paper and spread the granola evenly over the pan.

Bake for 15 minutes and then flip the granola over to the other side. Bake until it begins to turn golden brown, another 8 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow it to completely cool before storing in an airtight container.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
34%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
78mg
26%
Carbohydrate, by difference
37g
28%
Protein
28g
61%
Vitamin A, RAE
14µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
137mg
43%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
358mg
51%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
62mg
4%
Water
63g
2%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

Granola Shopping Tip

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Granola Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.