Homemade granola is a healthy and delicious treat. It can be a great alternative as a go-to snack when you are hungry. It packs on a lot of protein and the good kind of carbohydrates to be able to give your energy. Most of the granola you buy on stores is high on sugars and unhealthy fats and oil. Making it is also very easy, quick and since you have control on what goes into your granola, you can control the amount of sugar and quality of ingredients.
You can also switch up ingredients from time to time – from the kinds of nuts and dried fruits to the amount of sugar you add. Just remember that if you add dried fruit, lessen the sweetener by using honey, maple syrup, or agave. Always avoid white, highly processed sugars and artificial sweeteners–read the labels of the maple syrup and honey and make sure the only ingredients in the bottle are maple syrup (no corn syrup) or honey, respectively.
Instead of using other kinds of oil in your homemade granola, use a virgin coconut oil like Skinny Coconut Oil! Not only does it boost the number of health benefits in your granola, it also gives it a warm, nutty flavor to it - a perfect start to your day or an easy, healthy lunch while at work.
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We have listed recipes on the blog but have rounded up recipes that use coconut oil in specific diets. We hope you find them useful resources and encourage you to start or continue using coconut oil in your diet.
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