I love cooking ahead of time to make dishes that not only taste delicious, but also make me feel good. This Super Healthy Granola is just the ticket!

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When it comes to make ahead recipe for breakfast and snacking I reach for all the nutritionally dense ingredients in this Super Healthy Granola. I’ve been making it for years and putting it in glass jars to keep in the pantry to serve with milk, on top of yogurt in parfaits and to grab and go when we’re needing a little something special as a pick-me-up.

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One of my favorite tricks for this Super Healthy Granola is to let it sit for an hour or so until it’s totally cool after baking so you can break it into big chunks that turn out almost like granola bars. Each bite has a nutty taste with just enough spice to make it addictive to adults and kids.

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When you’re trying to figure out what to make to get you on the right path to health this year you’ll be glad you made a big sheet pan of Super Healthy Granola!

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Super Healthy Granola

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Servings: 8
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Total Time 2 hours

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup flax seed meal
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw walnut pieces
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons canola, vegetable or coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Spread onto one large (or 2 small) cookie sheets lined with parchment paper and bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to fully cool before stirring and transfer to a storage container.

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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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