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Granola Recipe with Super Food Ingredients

This mama has been on a granola kick recently.  We shared a picture on our Instagram feed not too long ago about a yummy pregnancy craving involving granola, peanut butter, and apples.  When the granola ran out, there was nothing to do but make a batch from scratch!
 
This granola recipe has some major super food ingredients and is one of the many batches I've been experimenting with.  I wanted to share this recipe because it is SO good, and the kids have been gobbling it up.  Every mom wants Healthy snacks for kids and this one hits the mark! They've even choosing it over all of the boxed cereals we've got for breakfast choices.
 
Granola recipe with super foods

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This granola recipe includes super foods like almonds.
 
Almonds!  These little buggers were chopped up and one of the super foods in this recipe.  
 
I went with ingredients we had on hand.  The cool thing about granola recipes is that you can adjust so many ingredients based on what you've got handy or individual tastes, and you get totally different (YUMMY) results.
 
Kids will want to eat this granol recipe before it's even done!

There was some stealing happening.

Very healthy granola recipe you can make at home
 
Spread 2 cups of uncooked Oats (another super food!) on a large cookie sheet.  Mix in 3/4 cup almonds, 1/2 cup cranberries (super food!), 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa (super food!), 2 tablespoons. dark brown sugar, 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon,  and 1/2 teaspoons. Ground Nutmeg.
 
This granola recipe has healthy ingredients like bran and flax seed.
 
Now for the super super food part...I added 1/2 cup ground flax seed (super food!) and 1/2 cup wheat germ (super food!) to the mix.  How pretty does this look?  The flax seed will give your granola a nutty taste, but it's not overpowering and goes well with the almonds. 
 
Toss all of these super foods together and drizzle 3 teaspoons of vanilla, 2 teaspoons of olive oil (super food!), and 1/2 cup honey (...super food on some lists, although not the link I shared above...).  Mix it all up and throw into the pre-heated oven set at 250 degrees F for 45 min.  Keep an eye on your granola and stir it all up at least 3 times.  Watch it towards the end of the 45 minutes. 

Easy homemade granola recipe

Yumminess.  Try not to eat it while it's still hot.  Let the goodness sit on the cookie sheet until cooled and then scoop it up with a spatula into a container.

 
The kids gobbled up this banana-peanut butter-granola snack! 
 
We've been loving our granola over Greek yogurt, with apples and peanut butter, and with milk as cereal.  I love all of the healthy foods that the kids are getting with this snack/breakfast. 
 
What other alternatives can you think of to add or substitute to your granola recipe?
 
We've also done some of these substitutes and are definitely going to try some others:
raisins
chopped walnuts
without quinoa
without brown sugar
coconut oil
maple syrup
agave syrup
puffed rice
sunflower seeds
chopped pecans
peanut butter
chocolate chips
white chocolate chips
dark chocolate chips
dried fruit
 
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