Although I’m definitely a fan of savory breakfast options occasionally I’ll go for something sweet, as long as it’s satisfying and at least a little bit healthy. I came up with this simple homemade granola recipe, and it’s the perfect thing to satisfy my sweet breakfast craving. The dried cranberries and chocolate chips add a sweet, chewy element, while the sliced almonds and coconut chips add a delicious crunch!
I am 100% a morning person, always have been and always will be. Funny enough, even when I’m waking up three times in the night to feed my son, I still prefer to get up and get started with my day as early as possible.
I am totally a morning person!
I could never understand or relate to people who claim that they “function better” at night! In fact, I think during the 4 years I attended college, I only pulled TWO all-nighters. It took everything in me to stay up late at night working on an assignment. ALL of that to say, when I lay my head on the pillow at night (at 8pm…) I literally look forward to everything I get to do in the morning.
I went most of my high-school and college years skipping breakfast, or quickly grabbing something quick and non-nutritional. As a result, I suffered with low energy and brain function for the rest of my morning and afternoon. If you’ve ever skipped breakfast before a 7:40am college biology class, you might understand what I’m talking about. If only I would have had this simple granola recipe to tide me over until lunch!
This recipe is the solution to my morning breakfast woes, when I don’t feel like cooking anything. Paired with yogurt or milk, this satisfying yet simple homemade granola is the perfect solution.
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup coconut chips
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 3 tbsp flax seed
- Splash of vanilla
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (add in after baking)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
- Spread the mixture evenly across the parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until browned, stir halfway through.
- Once cooled, add in the chocolate chips.
- Store in an airtight container away from heat.
Serving Size:1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 11.9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 10mg Carbohydrates: 39g Fiber: 5.2g Sugar: 18.9g Protein: 5.8g