HEALTHY GRANOLA RECIPE

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I could die for granola but I never order for breakfast even if the menu says it’s homemade because mostly they put so much honey or maple syrup in it that they turn out to be the most caloric breakfasts ever! I did some research and came up with a healthy version that uses the absolute minimum oil and sugar. It’s very easy to prepare and it is not only a perfect breakfast-to-go but also a delicious pre-workout snack if you prepare it in bar form.

These are the INGREDIENTS you need:

2 Cups Oatmeal

1 Cup sliced Hazelnuts

1 Cup shredded Almonds

1/2 Cup Wheat Germ

2/3 Cup Agave Syrup

3 Table Spoons Coconut Oil

1 Pinch of Salt

3/4 Cup dried Cranberries

3/4 Cup dried Apricots

Bake the oatmeal, the hazelnuts and almonds in the preheated oven at 220° for 10 minutes until lightly brown. Transfer to bowl and stir in the wheat germ. Reduce the oven temperature to 180°.

Put the syrup, coconut oil and salt into a little pan and bring it to boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 1 minute and then pour it over the oatmeal mixture.

Pour the mixture into a baking pan, gently pressing it into form. Bake for 30-45 minutes until lightly brown. Slice the apricots and add them to the baked mixture together with the cranberries. Serve at room temperature and store the ones you didn’t eat in the fridge so they stay fresh and crispy. Don’t share this recipe with your friends so that they will come over to eat your famous granola all the time!

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