Healthy Steel Cut Oats Granola Recipe delivers a nutritionally balanced, chewy textured granola. I added dark chocolate chunks, dried figs, cherries, and coconut flakes. This is a High-Fiber, Low-Sodium, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Granola.
By now, you must know what a granola junkie I am. I love to grab a bite of granola for breakfast, lunch and dessert! I eat it all by itself sometimes. I usually top my homemade Greek Yogurt with homemade granola and a bit of maple syrup or honey on top. Granola makes a lovely parfait with your favorite fruit and greek yogurt. Yogurt and granola parfaits are so good! Dessert can be a healthy part of your day
Healthy Steel Cut Oats Granola Recipe with yummy Toblerone Dark Chocolate!
I used my basic granola recipe for years and years. The whole family had standing orders for it. I take a gallon bag down to Westport when I visit my sister. My mom always enjoys my granola recipe and sneaks off with a bag whenever I’ll let her. ALL seven of the grandkids love that granola. After a few years, I’ve become adventurous! You’ll see several granola recipes that are definite departures from my basic granola. Healthy Steel Cut Oats Granola Recipe gets up and walks out of the room!
Yes, that is a candy bar. A Dark Chocolate Toblerone bar I picked up at the store(not a sponsored post). Just for fun, I threw it into the mix. I also used some leftover sweetened coconut shreds from my Christmas baking. That’s the beauty of granola. Use what you have on hand! I’m pleased that this is still a healthy breakfast. If you like, use a higher quality dark chocolate, over 60 percent bar. And unsweetened coconut shreds will be fine. You may need to bump up the honey just a little. Or serve it with Maple syrup at the table. I LOVE maple syrup on my granola and yogurt. Just a little goes a long way!
Healthy Steel Cut Oats Granola Recipe has only 161 calories per serving! That’s a lot of nutritional bang for your calorie buck! You’ll receive the nutrients you need to get started and keep going during your busy day. And it has CANDY! Dark chocolate! This granola needs very little sweetener in it. The natural sweetness of that yummy crunchy chocolate, coconut shreds and the figs sweet chewiness gives this granola its own identity. This recipe has no added sugar. Honey is the sweetener I’ve added and not a lot of that! The steel-cut oats require less sweetener than regular oats. They have their own slightly sweet, nutty flavor.
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Healthy Steel Cut Oats Granola Recipe carries a load of chew value! Steel cut oats are pleasing and chewy. Figs, chocolate, coconut shreds and cherries add texture, flavor, fiber and chewiness. Portion control is so much easier when your hunger is satisfied.
Healthy Steel Cut Oats Granola Recipe:
This is my second steel-cut oat granola recipe. The chewy, almost nutty texture and flavor of steel-cut oats adds a lot to granola. It also is more of a nubby, gravel texture. Steel cut oats, holds up well in the recipe. The steel-cut oats absorb the liquids added to sweeten them, but they don’t get mushy or gloppy. The granola is still pourable and pleasant, springy and flavorful!
Note: I enjoy the chocolate slightly melted into the granola, but not totally blended in. So I add it when the granola is still pretty warm from the oven. This allows the granola to embed itself into the chocolate, in yummy clumps. If you prefer your chocolate pieces alone. Wait to add the chocolate until the granola is completely cooled.
To make this granola:
- Pre heat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Mix together the steel cut oats, flax seed, chia, chopped walnuts and cinnamon.
- Mix together in a microwaveable measuring cup, the water, honey and coconut oil. Heat for one minute to melt the coconut oil.
- Stir the warmed water mixture into the dry oats mixture. Stir until all ingredients are wet.
- Pour this mixture onto a greased, lipped baking sheet.
- Bake 25 minutes or until granola is lightly toasted.
- Meanwhile, chop the chocolate and figs into small 1/4 inch pieces.
- Pour the toasted granola into your large bowl. Add coconut, chocolate, figs and cherries. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Allow to cool.
- Store in an airtight container. Stores well at room temperature for up to two weeks in an airtight container. This will store several weeks, or even months in your freezer.