Easy Granola with Coconut Sugar
This Easy Granola with Coconut Sugar is made with a few simple ingredients that is nutty, crunchy, a little sweet and the delicious flavor of the coconut sugar really makes it so good.
Homemade granola is just better than packaged, it just is. Especially when still a little warm right out of the oven. For this recipe, I used my favorite nuts, almonds and pecans and favorite dried fruit, cranberries.
I’ve been cooking and baking with coconut sugar lately and I am really loving it. If you’ve never tried it, it looks like brown sugar and smells like caramel but has more nutrients than granulated or brown sugar.
The coconut sugar I use is claimed to be lower on the glycemic index by the manufacturers, but that is still up for debate. What does this mean? They say it doesn’t give you a sugar spike the way the cane sugar does. This is not the reason I eat it, I eat it because I love how it tastes.
I prefer eating granola as a snack, right out of the container and also sprinkled over Greek yogurt because I need a good, flavorful crunch in my yogurt and on its own, it is not very exciting.
This Easy Granola is low calorie, just 134 calories per ¼ cup serving. Paired with a light yogurt and fresh fruit, you have a low calorie, healthy breakfast.
This recipe can be gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats.
Unsweetened coconut, any dried fruit you like, any nuts that you like, sunflower seeds, vanilla.
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