This simple and healthy homemade oat and nuts granola recipe can be a great healthy addition to your morning breakfast parfait or a quick healthy afternoon energy snack. This great recipe was adapted from The Wholesome Dish and slightly modified.
Nutrition Profile and Food rating:
All of our recipes are rated for its healthfulness. This recipe is rated as Yellow Dot, a Health-Promoting recipe in our food rating system ( Food Coach) due to the following healthy qualities.
- Moderate in calories per serving
- A healthy balance of fat, healthy carbohydrates (whole grains), dietary fiber, and protein
- Low in saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars
- Contain zero trans fat.
- No food additives, artificial flavors or colors
Therapeutic Health Benefits:
This food is a great balance of carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, and dietary fibers. One serving of granola meets about 11% of daily grain intake (.65 oz equiv.) and 14% of protein intake (.77 oz equivalent.) of MyPlate on a 2000 calorie diet. These oats and nuts granola come with many health benefits. it’s a good source of B vitamins for quick steady energy and a great source of many other health-promoting vitamins (Vitamin E 17% of DV) and minerals (Manganese (12% DV), Phosphorus (12%) Selenium (19%), and Zinc (10%). Additionally, oats are also high in soluble fiber with full of antioxidants benefits. Many studies have shown that soluble fiber in oats is effective in both lowering total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. Manganese, dietary fiber with healthy whole-grain carbohydrates, proteins, and fats combination will help to regulate blood sugar and weight maintenance if consumed as an overall healthy diet and lifestyle.
Recipe Profile: Vegetarian
Ingredients needed to make this healthy granola:
This is how you make this healthy oat granola:
This granola is very quick and easy to make. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Add the oil, honey, brown sugar, and salt to a large bowl. Whisk until sugar is dissolved and oil is well incorporated. Add oats and nut mixture. Pour the oat mixture into a lightly greased baking pan. Bake for about 30 minutes rotating the pan half the way through baking. Take out the granola pan from the oven and let it cool. Cut it into about 25 pieces. Store in a clean sealed container. Enjoy and eat with confidence!
Dietitian Nutritionist Recommendations:
Granola crumbs can be a great healthy addition to your morning parfait and chunks can be consumed in the afternoon as a quick and steady energy source along with a cup of tea or coffee or any other drink of choice.
Caution: Oats are not commonly allergenic foods but they are classified as a member of gluten grains. So it is recommended to be avoided by gluten-sensitive individuals with celiac disease also known as nontropical sprue.
Note: This page can be only used as general guidance to a healthy and balanced diet to your health and wellness. This is not medical advice. This food does not ensure an adequate or inadequate and safe level of intake for a single person. Please consult your health care provider prior to following any diet plan and or purchase our Medical Nutrition Therapy Plan to ensure your personal medical nutritional needs. Thank you!
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