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We’ve learned by now that optimizing our health requires limiting white flour and sugar. But, why can’t there be a healthier alternative that tastes good? Allow me to introduce you to a Maple Walnut Granola Recipe that satisfies the sweet tooth and curbs carb cravings, too.

Maple Walnut Granola Recipe

MIX DRY INGREDIENTS

Rolled Oats – 6 cups

Chopped Walnuts – 1 cup

Flax/Chia Seeds – 1/4 cup

Ceylon Cinnamon – 1 tsp.

Sea Salt – 1/2 tsp.

MIX WET INGREDIENTS

Maple Syrup – 1/2 cup

Coconut Oil – 1/2 cup

Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp.

 

COMBINE DRY AND WET INGREDIENTS

Press into cookie sheet

Bake at 275º for 50 minutes

Servings – 10

Full Disclosure: I tweaked the granola recipe of Radhi Conscious Cooking to accomodate my food sensitivities. I recommend you try both versions to determine which suits you. And try some of her other recipes. She does not disappoint.

Maple Walnut Granola Recipe Quote, Mike Adams

Health Benefits – Maple Walnut Granola Recipe

This recipe includes so many good-for-you ingredients. Oats are rich in antioxidants and fiber. Walnuts are rich in antioxidants and omega-3s. Flax and Chia are great sources of protein, omega-3s and fiber. Ceylon Cinnamon provides antioxidant and antimicrobial benefits. Sea Salt contains potassium, iron and calcium. Maple Syrup provides antioxidant compounds with anti-diabetic, anti-cancer and anti-bacterial properties. And coconut oil contains fatty acids and saturated fats. If you’re craving sugary carbs, these ingredients are the perfect alternatives.

Bonus: Granola Power Bites Recipe

A fun spin-off of the Maple Walnut Granola Recipe is to create Granola Power Bites. All you have to do is reserve one cup of the granola mixture (before baking), add 1/2 cup of almond butter and an extra 1/4 cup of maple syrup. Roll the mixture into individual balls and chill. My boys eat these hand over fist. Hope you and yours do, too! -xo

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