Granola 3 Ways

Granola 3 Ways

Joy McCarthy's home-made granola not only tastes great but it's better for you than store bought granola. Store granola has tons of added sugar which will give you that sugar crash in the middle of the day. Joy's granola will help you avoid that and you'll save some money too!

Banana Nut Granola 

Joy McCarthy's banana nut granola uses the natural sugar in bananas to give the granola a sweet taste.

If you like the taste of banana bread, you will love this granola! With natural sugars from the banana and a small amount of coconut sugar the granola brings a light sweetness to satisfy any picky eater. It also has tons of fiber, plenty of minerals including iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamin B and plenty of good fat and plant-based protein. 

Perfect Paleo Granola 

This paleo granola is a great way to eat clean for your digestion.

Grains and gluten can be hard for many people to digest so here's an option that is super tasty and nourishing! 

Chocolate Coconut Granola 

Tell the kids to forget the chocolate-flavoured cereal and introduce them to Joy McCarthy's Chocolate Coconut Granola.

This one is great for kids and chocolate lovers alike! The combo of coconut and chocolate makes it like a nutty chocolate bar, only way healthier!

Ingredients

Banana Nut Granola
5 (cups) oats, not quick cooking
1 (cup) raw walnuts
1/2 (cup) raw cashews
2 (tbsp) ground cinnamon
1 (tsp) ground nutmeg
2 (tbsp) coconut sugar
2 bananas, very ripe
1/3 (cup) maple syrup
1/4 (cup) coconut oil, melted
pinch kosher salt
Perfect Paleo Granola
4 (cups) mixed raw nuts: pecans, cashews, walnuts
1 (cup) pumpkin seeds , raw
1 (cup) shredded coconut , unsweetened
1 (cup) blueberries or dried cranberries , dried
1 egg white, lightly beaten
2 (tbsp) water
3 (tbsp) coconut oil , melted
1/3 (cup) maple syrup, real
1 (tsp) pure vanilla extract
1/2 (tsp) ground cinnamon
1/2 (tsp) salt
Chocolate Coconut Granola
4 (cups) rolled oats
1 (cup) shredded coconut
1/2 (cup) chia seeds
1 (cup) walnuts or pumpkin seeds
1/4 (cup) raw cacao powder
1/3 (cup) coconut oil , melted
1/2 (tsp) vanilla extract
1/3 (cup) maple syrup
1/4 (cup) coconut sugar
1/4 (cup) raw cacao nibs

Preparation

Banana Nut Granola 

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl, toss oats, walnuts, cashews, cinnamon and coconut sugar together and set aside. In another small bowl mash bananas and stir in maple syrup & coconut oil until thoroughly mixed. Pour wet mixture over the oat-nut mixture and stir until oats are well saturated. Spread the oats on a parchment lined baking sheet and cook for 30 minutes, stirring mixture every 10 minutes until oats are nice & golden. Let granola cool and transfer to an airtight container, preferably a glass mason jar.

Perfect Paleo Granola 

Preheat the oven to 300F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Add the first 2 ingredients to a blender or food processor. Pulse a few times to chop the nuts, but don't grind them into a fine meal. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg white with the water until bubbly and slightly foamy. Add the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt to the egg white/water mixture and whisk together well. Pour the chopped nut mixture into the mixing bowl, along with the dried berries and shredded coconut. Stir everything well to make sure it is all coated. Spread the granola mixture evenly on the parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, stirring once after 20 minutes, and again after 30 minutes. Remove granola from the oven and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Let granola cool and transfer to an airtight container, preferably a glass mason jar or a bowl.

Chocolate Coconut Granola 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a large bowl, stir together the oats, coconut, chia seeds, and nuts. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocao, coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, and coconut sugar until smooth. Pour chocolate mixture over the oat mixture in the large bowl and stir until all the oats are coated. With a little coconut oil, grease a large baking sheet. Distribute evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven, then stir and bake another 15 minutes.
Remove from oven again and allow granola to cool completely in the pan without stirring.
Once cooled completely, add in raw cacao nibs and transfer to an airtight container, preferably a glass mason jar. 

 

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