This 7-ingredient granola is a family favorite and we have to share it with you! This is a staple that goes on yogurt, smoothie bowls, or even ice cream in our house, it’s THAT good!
In this recipe we use chia, hemp seeds, almonds and walnuts, which all have anti-inflammatory properties:
Chia seeds, if you haven’t seen or heard of them before, are amazing! They are tiny black seed that have tons of nutrients. In just two tablespoons, these little guys have 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein and are considered to be one of the most nutritious foods you can have. Chia seeds, when mixed with water, actually form a gel-like substance, making these great for nutritious puddings and even as an egg substitute! Whenever you need a binder, these are great.
By adding almonds and walnuts, we add fiber, protein, and another boost of antioxidants! They may just seem like another common nut, however the things they can help with, such as blood sugar control and lowering cholesterol levels, make these little things very powerful to our health!
Hemp seeds, a great source of vegan/plant-based protein, are another fantastic healthy addition to this recipe. They actually have even more protein than the chia seeds we talked about. Loaded in vitamins, fatty acids, and fiber, hemp seeds aid in digestion, can boost brain and heart health, and reduce inflammation in multiple ways.
By adding these beneficial ingredients, we got a recipe for a healthy body and gut which is ALWAYS important! So many granolas in the supermarkets use so much added sugar and extra ingredients they really don’t need, and this granola proves using simple ingredients taste just as good, if not better!
All-in-all, this granola has lots of nutritional and physiological benefits and tastes even better because you’ve made it!
Cinnamon Spiced GranolaCourse: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
A homemade granola that will beat almost any store-bought version you like. Less sugar, less ingredients, more flavor.
2 1/2 cups gluten-free oats
2 tsp chia seeds
2 tsp hemp
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350′.
- Mix all ingredients together and place on parchment-covered baking sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Let cool and store in an air-tight container.
- If you don’t have, or don’t like, maple syrup, feel free to use another substitute like agave.