Love granola, but resist indulging for fear of carbs and sugars? This Maple Walnut Granola recipe is chock full of healthy ingredients, satisfies the sweet tooth, and is ridiculously easy to make.
Don’t eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.-Michael Pollan
Maple Walnut Granola Recipe
Servings: 10 • Bake: 275º for 50 minutes
Rolled Oats – 6 cups
Chopped Walnuts – 1 cup
Flax/Chia Seeds – 1/4 cup
Cinnamon – 1 tsp.
Sea Salt – 1/2 tsp.
Maple Syrup – 1/2 cup
Coconut Oil – 1/2 cup
Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp.
Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients. Combine dry + wet ingredients. Press into cookie sheet. Bake at 275º for 50 minutes.
Maple Walnut Granola Health Benefits
Oats are rich in antioxidants + fiber.
Walnuts are rich in antioxidants and omega-3s.
Flax + Chia are great sources of protein, omega-3s, and fiber.
Ceylon Cinnamon provides antioxidant and antimicrobial benefits.
Sea Salt contains potassium, iron, and calcium.
Maple Syrup provides antioxidant compounds with anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, and anti-bacterial properties.
Coconut Oil contains fatty acids and saturated fats.
Granola Power bites
A fun spin-off of this recipe is to create granola power bites. All you have to do is reserve one cup of the granola (before baking), add 1/2 cup of almond butter and 1/4 cup of maple syrup. Roll the mixture into individual balls and chill. My boys eat these hand over fist!
Full Disclosure: I tweaked the granola recipe of Radhi Conscious Cooking to accomodate my food sensitivities. I recommend you try both versions to determine which suits you. And try some of her other recipes. She does not disappoint.
I think it’s safe to say we all love carbs. While it’s important to limit white flour, oats can be a healthy alternative. The wholesome ingredients in this maple walnut granola recipe are sure to help keep our well-being in check.
*Feature Image – Julia Androshchuk
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