Saturday, February 25, 2017

Honey Nut Steel Cut Oat Granola

Why buy it when you can make it better at home.... 

When I was doing my meal plan for this week I decided I wanted to do some yogurt parfaits to switch it up. I decided on strawberry peach. The recipe called for gluten free granola. I put it on the grocery list then decided to scratch that idea and just make it on my own. Believe it or not I have been eating clean for three years now and never actually made any granola. I actually rarely use it for some reason was craving it.

I put together this combo and couldn't be more excited with how it turned out. The honey nut flavor is so good! Way better than anything I could have bought in the store. It certainly won't be an all the time kind of treat because of how much honey I used but every once it awhile I have a feeling we will be making a few batches of this.

My only advice would be to double the recipe. I have a feeling this pan of it that I made won't last long.


  • 3 cups of gluten free steel cut oats (or non gluten free if you don't have an issue with gluten) I only had two cups on hand so I did my last cup out of rolled oats. 
  • 2 cups of slivered almonds. I used whole almonds and chopped them in the food processor. I prefer raw organic almonds. 
  • 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt 
  • 1 tsp of ground organic cinnamon 
  • 1/2 of melted extra virgin organic coconut oil 
  • 1/2 cup of organic honey 
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 cup of dried coconut flakes (optional) you could also do any type of dried fruit if you prefer. 

1. Mix together steel cut oats, salt, almonds and cinnamon then set aside. 
2. Mix together wet ingredients and stir (vanilla extract, melted coconut and honey) 
3. Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir well to ensure all of the granola is coated. 
4. Pre-heat the oven to 300 degrees 
5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread granola over it. After I spread it out I drizzled a little more honey over it and cinnamon. 
6. Bake for 20 minutes then remove and flip the granola 
7. Return to baking for another 20. Flip it again 
8. Give it one last flip and bake for about 15 more minutes. 
9. Allow it to cool for about an hour then you can break up the granola and store it in an airtight container. This would be when you would want to add in your coconut flakes or dried fruit. 


1 comment :

  1. Quick question - how much coconut oil? It just say "1/2 of melted coconut oil"