Healthy Granola Recipe: Nutty Low Sugar Granola

This healthy granola recipe is very low in added sugar with only 2 grams of added sugar from maple syrup per 1/4-cup serving – this is much lower than most varieties of granola. It has a variety of  nuts and seeds which provide healthy fats, and the orange peel makes this granola taste like an especially delicious treat. Have on its own for a snack, or pair with plain yogurt or milk for a quick breakfast.

3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup hemp seeds
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
2 tablespoons grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine oats, walnuts, pecans, almonds, coconut, hemp seeds, flaxseed, orange peel, and salt in a large bowl, and mix until evenly distributed. Melt coconut oil in the microwave and add to oat and nut mixture along with maple syrup. Mix well with a wooden spoon until oats and nuts are well-moistened and start to stick together. Spread evenly onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until lightly golden brown. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition info per 1/4 cup: 162 calories, 4 grams protein, 12 grams fat, 12 grams of carbs, 3 grams fiber, 2 grams added sugar.

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