Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Granola is a breakfast food consisting of various grains (mainly oats) and nuts, served with yogurt or milk. I've been making my own homemade version for a long while now, so that I know exactly what's gone into it rather than getting the store-bought types, which contain preservatives, refined sugars, and too much fat. The result is so delicious that my family and friends are now fully addicted to it and to the aroma that fills the house while preparing it. And last but not least, my granola is more economical than the store-bought products.

36 servings (12 cups)
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 35 min

140 calories per serving 
Cooking dish: 30x38 cm


Ingredients

  vegetable oil spray, for the baking sheet    
8 cups oats, organic, gluten-free   800 g
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes   100 g
1 3/4 cup hazelnuts, shelled, coarsely chopped   180 g
1/4 cup canola oil   65 mL
1/3 cup maple syrup   85 mL

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F. Lightly oil a large baking sheet (about 30 x 38 cm).
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Pour the oil and syrup over the dry ingredients then toss well. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 30 to 40 min or until golden brown and crispy. Stir every 10 min to brown evenly and avoid burning the mixture.
  4. Let the granola cool down: It will become crispier and dry as it cools. Make sure to break up any large clumps of granola while the mixture is still warm. Once it has completely cooled, transfer it to an airtight container or plastic bag.

Remarks

The granola will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator; up to 3 months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (30g)

Amount

% DV*

* DV = Daily Value

Calories

140

Fat

6 g

10 %

Saturated 2 g
+ Trans 0 g

11 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

2 mg

0 %

Carbohydrate

18 g

6 %

Fibre

3 g

12 %

Sugars

3 g

Protein

4 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

0 %

Calcium

2 %

Iron

8 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: 1 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¼ serving

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Claims

Free :
Sodium
Source of :
Fibre, Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E

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This recipe is in the following categories: Nuts | Rice/Grain | Breakfasts | Snacks | Halal | Kosher | Low Sodium | Vegan | Vegetarian

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