Granola. There is something so satisying and versitle about a good granola mixture. Granola can be a healthy breakfast option in a bowl with milk and fruit, sprinkled ontop of greek yogurt, or even as a baked topping on your breakfast muffins. Granola can also be a high protein, high energy snack that you can take on a hike with you or as a 3pm snack. Granola can even eleveate your dessert by adding a crunchy topping to your roasted stone-fruit and whipped cream. Clearly, I am a fan of yogurt.
However, not all yogurt is equal. Much of the store-bought brands are loaded with sugar, preservatives, and shelf stabilizing ingredients we just don’t want in our granola for ourselves or our kids. Also, if you or your kids have nut allergies it can feel like an impossible task finding a nut-free granola recipe. THEN… what if you are trying to follow a Paleo or Keto lifestyle? The high carb and sugar grams in most of the packaged options means you need to say goodbye to granola while following those diets. Or do you….?
When I counsel my nutrition clients and they are following a gluten-free, sugar-free, nut-free, keto, paleo, or even a plant-based option I want to provide them a whole-foods, simple, and easy solution to the foods that they love while supporting their health goals. It took a few rounds of recipe creation but when I busted my kids going to the fridge and pouring themselves handfuls of this granola to just eat, well, I knew I hit the granola recipe jackpot! I also felt great about the nutritional density of this recipe, it used affordable ingredients, and it met all the dietary checkmarks requested by my clients. I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we do and see the simple “How To Make” video below.