Golden Grain Granola


Granola is such a versatile food, whether you enjoy it by the handful (tell me i'm not alone), as a cereal with homemade almond milk, sprinkled on top of yogurt, or perfectly arranged to create a stunning smoothie bowl! This recipes uses what I consider pantry staples (hello convenience) & takes minutes to prep with virtually no clean up (you're welcome)! Double up the batch & store in the freezer for a quick nourishing snack when life gets busy!  

In honour of national walnut day, here are some wellthy walnut facts:

  • Walnuts are exceptionally rich in antioxidants, which are concentrated in the thin, brown skin.

  • Walnuts are made up of 65% fat and only about 15% protein.

  • Walnuts are low in carbs, most of which consist of fibre.

  • Most of the energy in walnuts comes from fat. This makes them an energy-dense, high-calorie food.

  • Walnuts contain a relatively high percentage of a healthy omega-3 fat called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which is considered to be especially beneficial for heart health & helps reduce inflammation. 

what you'll need:

  • 2 cups quick oats

  • 1/2 cup almond butter

  • 1/4 cup raw honey

  • 1/4 cup walnuts

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (room temp)

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

  • pinch sea salt 

the steps:

  1. preheat oven to 350.

  2. combine all ingredients into a medium sized mixing bowl & stir until well incorporated.

  3. Arrange on a large baking sheet and spread into an even layer.

  4. To achieve a cluster consistency, don't stir the granola after you've put it into the oven.

  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the granola becomes a beautiful golden colour. 

  6. Let cool completely before enjoying. 

  7. Store in a glass container at room temperature or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

spread the wellth