Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Healthiest Granola Ever: No Sugar: No Butter: No Apple Sauce

Having a healthy breakfast is a necessity for us. All unhealthy breakfast like Aloo Parathas or Aloo Puri we keep for our cheat days which is once a month. For other days we stick to healthy options like Bombay Kanda Poha, ­­­­Masala Veggies OmeletteSprouts Dosa -Indian items. But there are days infact weeks when I have no time in hands and that’s when I look for muesli, granola or cornflakes. I mean what can be quicker then these cereals, right?? Just mix in fruits, yogurt or milk and there you have a healthy and filling breakfast ready.

I did try many brands of granola but I never checked the label, the calories, the sugar that goes in the so called ‘low fat’ granola packs. 2 months back I started repenting my mistake and begin making my own homemade granola. This is the best and the healthiest granola/muesli recipe ever. It is no sugar, no apple sauce, no butter and no candied dry fruits granola recipe. It consists of rolled oats, lots of nuts, raw honey, coconut oil and my favorite flax meal.

Flax meal is so important and every one must have it in some form, for ideas see my post on How to include flax seeds in your diet. I used sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and cashews, but feel free to use any nuts that you like. Anyone who loves to eat healthy, this recipe is a keeper-period. Forget market ones and make your own healthy granola, so as to have guilt free breakfast or evening snack.

1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup cashews
2 tablespoon flax seeds powder
2 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon coconut oil

Preheat the oven 175C
In a large mixing bowl add oats, flax seeds powder, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and cashews. Mix everything together.
Heat raw honey and coconut oil in microwave for 10 seconds. Mix them in the granola and nuts mix.
Toss everything together well.
Line a sheet with baking/parchment or grease proof paper. Grease with little oil if needed.
Spread a very thin layer of the granola on it. Bake for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes give granola a mix and spread again. Bake for 12 minutes or till granola turns golden brown.
Let the granola cool down completely. Store in Ziploc or airtight container.

I used this raw honey. If you want you can replace it with any honey.
Good quality coconut oil is what you are looking for, I used this one. Feel free to use butter instead.
As said above, use any nuts or seeds of your choice.
You can also use dried berries or fruits.
Stays well in airtight container for 3 weeks.

Serving suggestions:
I love with cold milk and lots of fruits.
Can be served with yogurt-both plain and flavored.
For a heavier snack serve with sweetened whipped cream.
For some crunch top it on cake or pudding.


  1. healthy breakfast ..Just good for those lazy days.

  2. Homemade granola is the best! :) I love this recipe Shweta!!

  3. yummy yummy.this is so healthy one and love the clicks

  4. I just made my first batch of granola day before and absolutely loved it. Yes, it did have some butter and honey, but no complaints... love your healthy version, will try it out...

  5. Very healthy and a delicious breakfast.... :)


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