It can be very difficult to find a store-bought granola that doesn’t have any added refined sugars or additives – so why not make your own? Enjoy this delicious granola with some Greek yogurt and berries, on its own as a cereal or as an on-the-go snack! This granola offers up fibre, iron, protein and essential vitamins and minerals to help you get through your busy weeks.
2 cups large flake oats
¼ cup ground flaxseed
½ cup pecans, chopped
½ cup pumpkin seeds
3 tbsp pure maple syrup
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
⅓ cup dried cranberries, chopped
- Preheat oven to 325º F. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, other than the dried fruit. Use your hands to mix well and toss to coat.
- Spread the mixture in a thin layer on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through. Mix in the dried fruit once the granola has cooled.
- The granola can be stored in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place for up to 2 weeks.