Have you ever tried to make your own Granola? If not, I promise you, you'll want to make it every week soon! It has such an incredible flavor, is super healthy and "unprocessed" (you decided what goes inside and process it yourself) and it's even super easy to make at home. All you need is a few nuts and seeds (feel free to experiment with your favorite seeds), nut butter, dates and a little bit of coconut oil and maple syrup. That's basically it.
There are three golden rules to follow to end up with a perfect, flavorful Granola that's flavor is incomparable to the supermarket version - I promise.
1. Use high-quality ingredients
I highly recommend you to go with organic high-quality ingredients. You will taste the difference and you do your body a favor at the same time.
2. Combine Dates & Nut Butter separately and use it as a coating
The secret of this recipe is the nut butter-date mix which is prepared separately and then used as a nut and seed coating. This will ensure your Granola turns out super chunky without using too much Maple syrup.
3. Do not save with Spices and add a pinch of salt
I love to use a lot of cinnamon in the recipe as cinnamon is not only healthy - if you use Ceylon cinnamon - but also adds mild sweetness and a delicious flavor to the mix. Feel free to experiment with the amount you use. Another recommendation is using a bit of salt. Salt creates an amazing balance to the nut-seed mix.
Options to use Granola are endless in my opinion. If you enjoy a bowl of morning porridge, I bet you already know that they make the perfect topping. I typically combine my Granola with yoghurt (and lately also Kefir), add seasonal fruits and finish it off with a drizzle of additional nut butter. I am so in love with this combo. Here are my Go-To creations in which I used for the following Super Chunky Granola recipe:
When it comes to Granola, I love to say "The sky is your limit!" Don't stick 100% to my recipe below. Instead use it as a base for a one baking tin batch and get creative with the nuts, seeds and fruits you enjoy the most and which works best in your local ecosystem. I know for example that some ingredients are much easier accessible here in Germany, while there may be others I didn't even list you have access to. So just give it a try and don't feel intimidated by my long ingredient list.
For the ones who are interested where I purchased my seeds and nuts, here is the list:
The list contains affiliate links
I hope you enjoy your this deliciously healthy and super chunky Granola recipe as much as do every time I prep it tried it. Like always, I would love to see your delicious result and repost it on my social channels. So make sure to tag me on Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook. Besides, if you have any feedback for me, questions with regards to the recipe or if you just want to say "hey", comment below or shoot me a personal message through my contact form.
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