Healthy Snacks are totally a thing! From Healthy Granola Bars to all sorts of Seed and Nut mixtures, having a trusty bag of snacks within reach is ideal for satisfying the hunger that is right around the corner waiting for you. Forget the chocolate bars and potato chips packed with artificial ingredients that do the exact opposite of nourish the body. Instead, start creating your very own mixture of healthy and nourishing snacks to fuel the day! Keep them in your bag during the day, add them to your yogurt parfaits in the morning, let them fuel you during a day in the woods hiking or simply in a bowl on you work desk, Healthy Planet has the perfect recipe for your Healthy Granola Mix.
1 cup whole raw almonds
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
⅔ mixed dried fruit
¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
½ cup raw pepita seeds
¾ cup gluten free rolled oats
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoons fine grain sea salt
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
¼ cup melted coconut oil
Bring your oven to temp at 275F. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add ½ cup of almonds into a food processor and process for roughly 10 seconds. This should leave you with a fine meal, transfer the almond meal to a large mixing bowl. In the same processor, combine the rest of the almonds and the walnuts and process for roughly 5 seconds or until finely chopped. You will be looking for some larger pieces and some powder meal. Add the mixture to the bowl with the almond meal. Add the oats, buckwheat groats, dried fruit, seeds, coconut, cinnamon and salt to the mixing bowl. Sir thoroughly.
Add the Maple Syrup, melted oil and vanilla to the mixture in the bowl and mix thoroughly. Try and evenly mix everything completely. Spread granola into a ½ inch layer on the baking sheet and gently press down with a spatula. Bake for 20 minutes then rotate the pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the granola is lightly golden on the bottom and firm to the tough. Once this has been reached, cool the granola on the pan for at least 1 hour before breaking into clusters! Great for adding to morning parfaits, hiking fuel or alone as a healthy snack!
Take it on the road or enjoy it at home, This Healthy Planet Granola Clusters recipe will have you living your best life! #livelifehealthy Enjoy!