I try to make my own granola whenever I can because it’s easier to make it healthy and it’s way less expensive. Have you noticed how much those gourmet brands cost in the store? And many of them are filled with way too much sugar, and a bunch of oil. I will say that a little sugar (in syrup form) is what will give your granola that crunchy cluster texture. And it tastes better with a little bit of oil. But if you pick these 2 ingredients carefully, you can still make a yummy granola. In my Peacan Pie granola, I’ve added a couple of special ingredients to dial up the health factor:
Hulled hemp seeds to give it a boost of clean plant-based protein and omegas
Chaga Powder, which is boosts your energy and immune system, and is truly an amazing superfood. (But obviously totally optional in this recipe).
Pecans have the highest antioxidant profile of ANY nut, which is why you wanna go nuts with them in this recipe!!!
*If you are diabetic, I recommend not using any syrup and add 2 cups of chopped pitted dates to the recipe after cooking.
Tip: Pour into pretty Mason jars and give as hostess or Holiday gifts!