Honey, it's time you take your breakfast game to the next level! Look no further than Honey Nut Granola: a delicious, nutritious treat that can be enjoyed as cereal in the morning or tossed with yogurt and fruit for an easy snack. The sweet taste of honey combined with nuts and oats creates an irresistible blend of flavors; plus, it's super simple to make at home. Make this crunchy granola ahead of time and store it in air-tight containers for quick access anytime you need a healthy boost throughout your day. Let your taste buds tantalize as they savor the delicate sweetness from honey while snacking on clusters of nutty goodness - after all, who doesn't love bite-sized morsels packed with flavor?
Benefits of Eating Honey Nut Granola for Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s essential to start it off right with a balanced meal packed with the right nutrients. One meal that has been taking the limelight in recent years is granola, particularly honey nut granola. Naturally, many of us want to dive into a meal that tastes incredible, but did you also know that granola can be very healthy? Here are a few reasons why you should start incorporating honey nut granola in your breakfast routine.
High in Fiber: Honey nut granola is typically fiber-rich because it’s packed with whole grains like oats, nuts, and seeds. This increases the efficiency of your digestive system, maintaining a healthy gut, and may also help control cholesterol and keep blood sugar levels stable. Fiber is also great for maintaining a healthy weight.
Energy Boost for Your Day: When you need a quick pick-me-up in the morning, honey nut granola could be your answer. It is a good source of carbohydrates and protein, giving you the energy boost to start your day right. Besides, the healthy nuts found in honey nut granola, like almonds and walnuts, contain healthy fats and a high concentration of omega-3s that are essential in brain development and mood regulation.
Convenience: Honey nut granola is not only a nutritious breakfast, but it is also a convenient option. It is easy to make and can be mixed with other healthy additions like fresh fruit, yogurt, or milk to create a complete meal. You can even pack honey nut granola in a mason jar or small container and munch on your commute or at your desk.
Versatility: Honey nut granola is not just limited to breakfast. It can be used as a topping for various foods like smoothie bowls, oatmeal or enjoy it as a snack throughout the day. You can make it your go-to ingredient when you’re looking for a healthy meal choice packed with flavor and texture.
Customizable: The incredible thing about honey nut granola is its versatility, not just in taste, but you can customize it to your liking. Typically, most honey nut granola recipes are sweetened with honey or maple syrup. However, you can use healthier alternative sweeteners like stevia, monk fruit, or dates. Additionally, you can add other ingredients to make it your own, like coconut flakes, dried fruits, or chocolate chips.
Tips for Making the Perfect Bowl of Honey Nut Granola Every Time
Do you own a dehydrator? Eastern Shore Honey Nut Granola is relatively easy to make and keeps for weeks in an airtight container. It comes in handy for so many tasks. I have used it to dry flowers, like lavender and other edible flowers, for salads and candy-making. In addition, it's great for drying fruit and herbs for eating or using in recipes. If you are new to dehydrating, this beginner's guide may help.
What is the Raw Food Diet?
The raw food diet comprises mostly or entirely raw and unprocessed foods. A food is considered raw if it has never been heated over 118°F. It is not refined, pasteurized, treated with pesticides, or processed in any way. Raw food, above all, is just plain good for you. This raw honey nut granola may be eaten right out of the bag or served with homemade almond milk or any nut milk of your choice.
When you use a dehydrator for cooking, the food does not reach temperatures higher than 118°F. If you are short on space or prefer not to invest in a free-standing dehydrator, you can use other techniques. Food that you dehydrate is considered "Raw." There is a movement in raw cooking today that is worth exploring.
This simple Granola aims to please nut lovers everywhere; it's rich, nutty, sweet, and loaded with good fat. When you eat enough good fats, it leads to satiety, and that means fewer cravings.
Granola Shopping List
It's always about the quality of ingredients that you use that dictate how delicious your meals are. We encourage you to use all organic and fresh-picked ingredients whenever possible. For this granola recipe, you will need the following:
- Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- Raw Almonds
- Raw Pumpkin Seeds
- Ground Flax
- Kosher salt
- Ground Cinnamon and Ginger
- Bee Inspired Honey
- Coconut Sugar
- Peanut Butter
- Almond Butter
- Coconut Oil
How to Make Delicious Homemade Honey Nut Granola
One: Combine Dry Ingredients
Combine oats, nuts, seeds, flax, salt, cinnamon, and ginger in a large bowl.
Two: Combine wet ingredients.
In a small saucepan, mix the honey and sugar. Bring to a light simmer over low heat, stirring constantly. Turn off the heat and stir in the nut butter and vanilla until smooth.
Three: Mix Dry and Wet Ingredients
Pour over the oat mixture, add oil, and stir thoroughly. You may need to use your hands.
Four: Dehydrate the Granola
Spread the oat mixture evenly on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, stirring twice while baking. Transfer to a large bowl and add the dates. Toss Well. Serve.
Add-Ons to Take Your Honey Nut Granola to the Next Level
A recipe is not perfect until you’ve added your touch. That’s why we encourage you to play with your food. Let your inner chef come out and play! Change up this recipe! Here are some ideas –
- Try adding some dehydrated ginger for a little kick
- Consider adding unsweetened raw shredded coconut before baking
- Dried banana or strawberry chips make a lovely addition (after baking)
- Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
- For a taste of fall, add one tbsp. of orange rind and some ground cloves
- Feeling fruity? Throw 1/2 cup of dried cranberries or raisins
- Mix up the nuts, swap raw cashews with the almonds, but make sure to soak overnight to activate those enzymes
Honey nut granola is an excellent choice for your breakfast routine, packed with nutrients that will keep you sustained throughout the day. Remember that it’s essential to make homemade granola when possible, so you can control the sugar and fat content. With all the health benefits discussed here, it’s clear why it’s an excellent meal option, even when you’re tight on time. Incorporating healthy habits, one dish at a time, will undoubtedly lead to a better quality of life. So go ahead and indulge in this sweet life with honey nut granola.
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Honey Nut Granola
This simple granola aims to please nut lovers everywhere; it’s rich, nutty, and sweet, so we cover all the food groups!
- 3 c old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 c raw almonds roasted
- 1 c raw pumpkin seeds hulled
- 1 c ground flax
- 1 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 c Bee Inspired Honey
- 1/2 c coconut sugar
- 1 c organic peanut butter smooth or chunky
- 1/2 c organic almond butter
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 2/3 c coconut oil melted
- 3/4 cup chopped dates dried
Heat the oven to 118°F.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts, seeds, flax, salt, cinnamon, and ginger.
- In a small saucepan, mix the honey and sugar.
- Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly.
- Turn off heat and stir in the nut butters and vanilla until smooth.
- Pour over the oat mixture, add oil, and stir thoroughly.
- You may need to use your hands.
- Spread the oat mixture evenly on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, stirring twice while baking.
- Transfer to a large bowl and add the dates.
- Toss well.
- per serving
- 20 grams
- 7 grams
- 18 grams
- Saturated Fat
- 5 grams
- 119 milligrams
- 254 milligrams
- 4 grams
- 9 grams
- Vitamin C
- 0.1 milligrams
- 61 milligrams
- 4.5 milligrams