Thursday, March 5, 2015
Healthy Start: Morning Granola with Berries | Family Economics
By Alison Lewis
Don’t you just love waking up to breakfast in the mornings? With this healthy granola recipe you’ll start your day on the right foot as it’s made with a number of energizing and healthy ingredients including oats, pecans, walnuts and goji berries. You’ll love the taste while also absorbing many important nutrients – win/win! Serve this granola on its own, or with Greek yogurt or your favorite milk of choice. If you happen to have any leftovers (which may be rare), store leftovers in a Ziploc® brand container.
Morning Granola with Berries
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Yield: 2 1/2 cups per serving
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup dried goji berries
Berries, Greek yogurt, milk optional
Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone-baking mat.
Toss the oats, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk the maple syrup and coconut oil together until combined. Whisk in the almond and vanilla extracts. Pour over the oats and toss to coat. Make sure all of the oats are moistened. Spread onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Allow granola to cool completely. Add goji berries, mixing well. Serve with fresh berries, yogurt and milk, if desired. Store in a Ziploc® brand container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.
What type of fruit do you add to your granola?
Photo courtesy of Alison Lewis.