Sunday, August 17, 2014

Nutty Granola Recipe #SundaySupper

Nutty Granola Recipe | by Life Tastes Good is a healthy mixture of nuts and grains that makes a hearty start to your day, but is also a tasty snack on its own! #SundaySupper #BackToSchool
My Nutty Granola Recipe is a healthy mixture of nuts and grains. This makes a hearty start to your day when served with milk or yogurt, but is also a tasty snack on its own!

You can feel good about packing this in lunch boxes for a tasty treat or having it ready for an after school snack!

This nutty granola is packed full of good-for-you-stuff and it tastes great too! I grab this for a snack and just keep snacking away! It's kind of addicting y'all! The sweet nutty goodness with the hint of maple is a satisfying flavor combo, and it's kind of chewy too so that keeps your mouth happy!

Back to School is the theme for this week's #SundaySupper event hosted by Tammi of Momma's Meals and Gwen of Simply Healthy Family. Be sure to scroll down and visit all the wonderful Back to School ideas the #SundaySupper team is sharing. Enjoy!

Granola makes a great gift too! When I was teaching (back in the day), one of the parents would always bring me a jar of her homemade granola. I loved it so much. It was so thoughtful knowing she went to the trouble of making this for me, and it was a delicious snack to have on hand. This granola recipe reminds me of that sweet parent and those memories always put a smile on my face! 

Nutty Granola Recipe | by Life Tastes Good is a healthy mixture of nuts and grains that makes a hearty start to your day, but is also a tasty snack on its own! #SundaySupper #BackToSchool
Homemade granola is far better than any store bought granola I've tried. It's really easy to make and only takes about 30-40 minutes total. I love knowing all of the ingredients that go into my food. There isn't anything funny to mess up the wholesome flavors in this Nutty Granola recipe!


Nutty Granola Recipe | by Life Tastes Good is a healthy mixture of nuts and grains that makes a hearty start to your day, but is also a tasty snack on its own! #SundaySupper #BackToSchool

Nutty Granola Recipe

Life Tastes Good
Published 08/17/2014
Nutty Granola Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup wheat germ
  • 3/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine 4 cups rolled oats, 3/4 cup wheat germ, 3/4 cup oat bran, 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds, 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios and 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt in a large bowl. Mix it up well and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan combine 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1/3 cup honey, 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon, and 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract. Bring this mixture to a boil over mid-high heat and then pour over dry ingredients. Stir everything together well. You want the dry ingredients to be coated with the syrup mixture. Spread the mixture out evenly on the parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until toasted. This will take about 20-30 minutes. Stir the mixture about 1/2 way through the cooking time. When nice and toasted, remove from the oven and allow to cool. Store in airtight containers and enjoy!
Yield: about 15 Servings
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook time: 20 mins.
Total time: 35 mins.

Tags: Granola, Nuts, Healthy, Wheat Germ, Oat Bran, Pistachios, Almonds, Snack, Appetizer, Back to School, Gift

recipe inspired by allrecipes.com Megan's Granola

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36 comments:

  1. Your students were lucky to have a lady teacher so filled with joie de vivre, Marion...Did they know of your ability to transform ordinary ingredients into heavenly granola?

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    1. Oh you are so completely sweet and wonderful! Thank you for your kind words. I made many things with my little ones, but granola was not one of them. You know the whole nut allergy thing - can't be too careful in a classroom! Thanks so much for stopping by, Kim! Have a wonderful week!

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  2. I love homemade granola and this is so making me crave it! I need to whip up a batch.

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    1. Me too, Laura! I was just snacking on the last little bit of this :) Have a great week!

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  3. Oh, your granola looks perfect! Full of yummy nuts and seeds and lots of delicious chunks! This is the way I want to start my day!!!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! Me too - love it in yogurt!! Have a super week!

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  4. I love granola and have yet to try making it at home. You have convinced me that this is easy to do and the delicious factor of your recipe is through the roof!

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    1. I hope you do make it at home, Betsy! It is so easy and so much better homemade with love :) Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a fabulous week!

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  5. Now if only I were a kid again, I could have this granola in my lunch box. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Oh hey now this isn't just for the kiddos! We moms like it too haha Thanks so much for stopping by, Marlene! Have a super week!

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    1. Me too, but I just finished up the last little bit of it :( Guess I'll have to make more soon... Thanks for stopping by Isabel, and I hope your week is wonderful!

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  7. Mmmm, this is pretty clean and delish!! I can't wait to try it!

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    1. Thanks, Nichole! We really love it. Thanks for stopping by and have a super week!

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  8. Look at all the deliciousness there is in that granola. Love it!!

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    1. Thanks, Tara! I appreciate you coming by today! Have a great week :)

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  9. I love granola, this one looks nutty and fantastic, yum!

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    1. Nutty is my favorite kind of granola! Thanks, Shannon - have a great week!

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  10. Thanks for posting this recipe!I've been looking for a good homemade granola recipe for sometime and seems like I've found one :) Cannot wait to try!

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    1. Great, Soni! I hope you love it like we do! Thanks for stopping by and have a super week!

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  11. Great recipe. I love making homemade granola.

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    1. Me too, Sherron, it's so much better than store bought and super easy to make! Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful week!

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  12. I've always wanted to make my own granola! I have to give this a try!

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    1. I hope you like it as much as we do, Tammi! Thanks so much for stopping by - have a beautiful week! Thanks, again, for hosting!

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  13. I'm a granola on top of my yogurt kind of girl, I love your recipe and your photos are amazing.

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    1. Thanks, Shelby! I love granola with my yogurt too!

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  14. Homemade granola is so much better than the store bought version. Yours looks so delicious! I'd love a bowl for breakfast!

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Sarah! Thanks so much!

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  15. I refuse to buy store-bought granola anymore because making it at home is just so easy, and SO much better. I love all your ingredients!

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    1. I totally agree, Shaina. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  16. You managed to squeeze so much of the good stuff in there, Marion!

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  17. I love homemade granola - there is nothing better! Frequently it is my holiday gift that I give to friends and family. Love your version :)

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    1. Thanks, Christy! It does make such a nice gift!!

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  18. We love homemade granola...can't wait to try this version!

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