Natural, Simple, Homemade Granola

Hello, fellow granola lovers. You’ve made your way here today in search of a truly wonderful granola recipe, and dang it–you’re going to get one.

Shout out to my fantastic mom for being the mastermind behind this creation. Not only is it nutritionally dense, it is crazy delicious and easy on the wallet. Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve hit the trifecta.

So, what ingredients make up this little batch of heaven? Behold:

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1.5 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup raw honey

Preheat the oven to 325. Combine all of the above ingredients in a large bowl. Lay a sheet of parchment paper over a baking sheet, and cook 20-25 minutes depending on how crunchy you like your granola. Stir the granola every 5 minutes or so to ensure it cooks evenly. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let it cool for 5-10 minutes. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!

TIP: For chewy granola, add more honey as desired. For crunchier granola, use less honey.

Now that you’ve made your granola and understand just how delicious it is, let’s dive into the incredible benefits of your new snack. Each of the benefits listed have been proven in various studies, but I encourage you to do your own research on any and all ingredients you choose to cook with!

Old Fashioned Oats

  • Curbs bad cholesterol (LDL)
  • Highly satiating
  • Eases constipation
  • Helps control blood sugar levels

Raisins

  • Lowers blood glucose levels
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Highly satiating
  • Boosts energy

Cinnamon

  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • Strong anti-inflammatory
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • Helps fight infection

Raw Honey

  • Boosts energy
  • Maintains blood sugar levels
  • Helps improve athletic performance
  • Varying amounts of vitamins and minerals (Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, etc.)

Whatever reason you choose to cook your own granola at home, relax, kick up your feet, and toss back some crunchy (or chewy!) goodness knowing that you’re saving money and nourishing your body!

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