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Healthy Maple Granola Recipe

Go ahead and cross granola off of your grocery list. This healthier version is so easy to make! Maple flavors paired with warm spices create a comforting but healthy granola. I love this as an evening snack with my tea but it’s also great on any of my smoothies.

Recipe inspired by WomanCode, Alisa Vitti. To see a list of all the healthy recipes this book has urged me to creative cook, click here.


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Healthy Maple Granola

This granola is so tasty that it's hard to believe that it's a fairly healthy snack and incredibly easy to make. I definitely will be making more of this in the future and crossing store bought granola off the grocery list!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apricot, cashews, granola, pistachios
Servings: 16 .5 cup servings
Calories: 243kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup raw cashews chopped
  • 1 cup raw pistachios chopped
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds ground
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 cup dried apricots chopped
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate optional

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350
  • Combine all ingredients except the apricots and chocolate. If using roasted nuts, add those later as well.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Let cool completely before adding apricots and chocolate. Enjoy!!

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg

I created this granola out of a list of recommended iron rich foods. Women have a higher iron goal than men: we need 14.8mg a day while men only need 8.7mg. Alisa Vitti recommends eating iron and vitamin B rich foods to support blood loss and energy during the menstrual phase of our cycles which is why I’m grouping this recipe under this phase.


Flavors

Add raisins, dark chocolate or other nuts to tailor this granola to your own tastes!


Pairings

Try this granola on top of any of my smoothies for a healthy morning breakfast!

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Berry Nutty Pineapple Smoothie



Have you tried making this recipe? Are you cycle syncing? I’d love to hear your feedback. Please comment and rate! Peace & love, jenni

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Hi friends!! I’m Jenni, The Nerdy Gourmet. I love books and I love food. Combining the two with a splash of travel has become my passion. I am a self taught cook/baker and I believe that everyone can cook from scratch! I’m here with recipes and Nerdy Tips to help along the way.  
I review books, mostly ‘read’ via audio, and I create recipes inspired by the story lines. Sometimes if I am deeply moved by a story, I will travel and try my best to experience the book- and bring you along via my blog! I provide all the photographs and content for the Nerdy Gourmet (unless otherwise noted). 

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