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We’ve learned by now that optimizing our health requires limiting white flour and sugar. 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.

We’ve learned by now that optimizing our health requires limiting white flour and sugar. 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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