Wednesday February 29, 2012
Granola in grocery stores is often percieved to be a healthy option, although there is often so much fat and sugar hidden in it that it is actually not very healthy at all. I have come to the conlcusion that if you want a healthy granola, you have to make it yourself! Lucky for us it isn't very difficult at all and allows you to make it EXACTLY the way you want it.
Another thing you can do for your granola is to make it much lower fat and lower sugar than the grocery store versions. I add little added fat (the majority of the fat comes from the nuts) and little added sugars - in the form of natural sugars ie. honey, maple syrup or agave (this means that the granola doesn't clump and form clusters but you are saving yourself from all that unnecessary added unhealthiness).
Even though I add natural sugars, I also try to limit the amounts of this, becasue in the end, sugar is sugar is sugar. It might be better in terms of being a natural product, but you should still limit your use of these natural sweetneers.
Recipe: Homemade GranolaMakes ~8 cups