Amy’s Amazing Granola

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Good morning lovely! Having a sluggish morning? Can’t get moving? Nothing gets me ready for the day like a healthy, filling, and, most importantly, delicious breakfast. I’m a firm believer that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and needs to be loaded with nutrients to fuel our bodies. This is especially important for growing children.  A yogurt parfait with Greek yogurt, local honey, fresh fruit, and granola gives you protein, whole grains, healthy fats, vitamins, and antioxidants in one yummy bowl! Most store-bought granola is filled with unnecessary sugars, oils, and additives that sabotage all the good you are trying to do by eating something you believe to be healthy. My recipe has none of these and I use all organic ingredients to make it the healthiest I can. And when I say this is yummy, trust me it is!  I haven’t found another granola that compares since I first made this.  My hubby and girls love this too! My granola is adapted from Ellie Krieger’s Nutty Granola recipe from The Food You Crave. I switch out the raisins for cranberries, use cashews instead of pecans, and add orange zest to, well, add a little zest!  The orange zest really makes it sing and makes me sing early in the morning (I’m warning you, I’m a terrible singer)!  Granola can be enjoyed many ways other than in a breakfast parfait- alone as a cereal with your favorite milk, mixed in your pancake batter for granola pancakes, on ice cream for a tasty treat, or by itself for a healthy snack to get you through the day.

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Amy’s Amazing Granola

3 Cups Rolled Oats

½ Cup Chopped Almonds

½ Cup Chopped Walnuts

½ Cup Chopped Cashews

½ Cup Chopped Dried Cranberries

½ Cup Pure Maple Syrup

¼ Teaspoon Cinnamon

Zest from one Orange

Preheat Oven to 300°F

In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together.  Spread evenly onto a baking sheet.  Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway until golden.  Let it cool completely before putting in a storage container.  This will keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Wasn’t that easy? Now enjoy it!

What’s your favorite healthy breakfast treat?  I’d love to know!

10 thoughts on “Amy’s Amazing Granola

  1. Your granola looks very yummy. I never would have thought of putting orange zest into granola. I am sure your house must smell wonderful after cooking it. My favorite breakfast lately has been baked eggs with avocado and tomatoes. My family thinks I’m weird for eating it… they are cereal lovers all the way.

    1. Oh thank you! My home does smell amazing when I make this granola! Toast topped with avocado, tomatoes, and a baked egg- not weird at all! One of my favs is avocado toast with a poached egg! Thanks for sharing.

  2. So glad you posted this recipe! I am heading out tomorrow to get these ingredients! I am an all day snacker, so a Baggie of granola is good for me.

    1. I’m sure you’re going to love this recipe and it will certainly keep you satisfied without the guilt! Let me know what you think after you taste it!

  3. Today I adapted your granola recipe with the nuts I had in my own pantry. The orange zest does give it a sublime kick. Enjoyed it with coconut greek yogurt and fresh rasberries. Delicioso! Keep sharing. XO

    1. That’s a great idea Michelle! I adapt my recipe too, mixing in what I have in the pantry. The coconut yogurt sounds divine!