I came across this recipe from one of our incredible JWFNS Team Members, Sara – she’s incredibly knowledgeable in both fitness and nutrition. I was never a huge fan of granola until I had this recipe and could literally eat the entire pan in one sitting. From the amazing aroma that fills the room while you bake it to the salty & sweet taste – I’d say the only bad thing about this recipe is that you will definitely want much more than the appropriate serving size! Leave it out as a snack to nosh on, add to your favorite Greek yogurt, or sprinkle on top of your salad to add a crunch full of flavor. Plus, the cranberries add a festive touch this holiday season!
Jim White’s Healthy Stamp of Approval"Overall, this snack is full of dietary fiber, protein, and micro-nutrients! Cranberries contain phytochemicals that promote urinary tract health (it works to decrease the amount of bacteria that can adhere and cause a UTI). They have also been said to play a role in preventing cancer, more specifically breast, colon, prostate, lung, and esophageal tumor cells. Walnuts contain Omega 3 ALA which is anti-inflammatory and can help to prevent blood clot formation. They also contain a high amount of unique antioxidants which fight free radicals. And for the almonds? Those are high in antioxidants, vitamin E and magnesium - which is good for diabetics as they are often low in magnesium. What's not to love about this snack?!" - Jim
Makes 25 servings, Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
Calories 92 per serving | Fat 3 g | Carbohydrates 12 g | Sugar 5 g | Protein 2 g
- 2 and 1/2 cups Rolled Oats
- 1 cup Walnuts, raw
- 1 cup Almonds, raw
- 1 cup Dried Cranberries (unsweetened)
- 1 tablespoon Coconut oil (heat before mixing)
- 1/2 teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup, Pure or Reduced Calorie version
- 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract, Pure
- 1/4 cup Egg Whites
- Preheat oven 350 Degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place parchment paper on 2 baking sheets and spritz with cooking spray.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a large spoon until oatmeal has soaked up the liquids. Place the mixture evenly on the baking sheets, somewhat spaced to avoid piling and uneven cooking.
- Place in oven. Every 10-15 minutes remove from the oven and flip with spatula. Cook for a total of 30-45 minutes, depending on desired crunch!
Tip: Switch the oven to convection when baking to allow granola to bake evenly.
xx – K & J