Homemade granola is a quick, nutrient dense snack that can be enjoyed atop fresh fruit, oatmeal, warm apple slices, or straight out of the container. This sweet, crunchy treat is high in protein, fiber, and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. I like to make a large batch on the weekend that can stay fresh for weeks in an airtight container.
Omega-3 Granola Crunch
- 3 cups organic old-fashioned oats
- 2 ½ cups raw nuts, coarsely chopped (sliced almonds, pistachios, walnuts, pecans, etc)
- ½ cup seeds (pepitas, sunflower, etc)
- ¼ cup flaxseed, ground
- 1 tablespoon chia seed
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 large egg whites*
- ¾ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup local honey
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 ½ cup dried fruit, coarsely chopped (golden raisins, cranberries, cherries, figs, etc)
* If you are avoiding animal products, substitute the egg whites by adding 1 extra tablespoon of ground flax seed mixed well with 3 tablespoons of water.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine oats, nuts, seeds, flax, and chia in a large bowl.
- In another bowl, whisk the egg whites and salt until frothy. Slowly add the honey and olive oil.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until coated.
- Transfer mixture to two rimmed baking sheets and spread flat.
- Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, then gently flip with a spatula, moving granola from outer edges to the center of the sheet.
- Continue to cook until golden, about 10 minutes.
- Allow granola to cool before mixing in dried fruit.
Serving size ¼ cup