How to Make The Best Granola Ever

February14

A lot of packaged granola is loaded with sugar and sodium. This one isn't. It's gluten-free and vegan - the best granola ever.

Have you seen how many different kinds of granola you can buy? 

A lot of the granola you see in grocery stores is loaded with too much sugar and sodium… definitely not something you want if you’re trying to eat healthy (and Granola started off as a health food, remember).

Here’s a better idea… make your own. This is a very easy gluten-free, vegan recipe that shows you how to make the best granola ever. I’ve used brown sugar and maple syrup to give it a subtle sweetness and added just a pinch of salt. The almonds and tart cherries bump up the excitement!

Find the printable recipe below the image!

How to Make The Best Granola Ever


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23 thoughts on “How to Make The Best Granola Ever

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  3. nicolthepickle

    This looks wonderful. I like my granola to be nice and chunky. Pinning this for future reference.

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  5. Anna Joy

    Christina, I am back. I made this granola and it is the most amazing granola recipe I have ever tried (and I have tried a few!) But, you told me that if I made a batch of this I would have it for 2-3 weeks. That simply is not true. I had it for four days before my family had completely devoured it. (But it is totally worth it and I will be making this recipe over and over again!) Thank you for this amazing recipe!

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    1. Christina Post author

      You are the sweetest person in the world… Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m sorry it didn’t last… get back in there and teach the family how to make it so they can plenty in the pantry!

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  6. Jessica

    I have always wanted to make my own granola. I would eat it on EVERYTHING!! Thanks for linking up at Totally Terrific Tuesday! I hope you made it back this week, and stop back monday 10pm eastern for the next party! Pinned and Shared!
    Jess

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    1. Christina Post author

      Thanks so much Evelyne. It’s not just the sugar that gets me… it’s the sodium! I know they have to preserve it, but really, this recipe is so easy and you mix and match whatever dried fruit or nuts you like!

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  7. Anna Joy

    This looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing at Frugal Family Link Party. I am looking for healthier, less processed breakfast foods and this looks perfect.

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    1. Christina Post author

      It is so much easier to eat processed food… and so very bad for you. Yes, making your own Granola takes effort… but if you do a batch you’ll have it for 2-3 weeks! Thanks for stopping by…

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    1. Christina Post author

      Thanks Blanca. I like it because my youngest is allergic to nuts… so I just leave them out. Great to add or subtract ingredients and still keep it interesting!

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Hi…
I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: mama@mamashighstrung.com.