Today, I'm sharing the Earthbound Farms Famous Maple Almond Granola recipe with you.
This recipe is simply amazing.
It's amazing for your health, amazing for fat loss, amazing for building muscle, and amazing for nutrition.
If you couldn't already tell, it's one of my favorite recipes.
It's very easy to make and can be stored for some time. Just get it out and eat it whenever needed.
Granola is a perfect snack.
So here's how you put this amazing granola together:
Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
The below ingredients make 8 huge servings:
4 1/2 cups Old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
3/4 cup Raw sunflower seeds
1 1/2 cups Coarsely chopped raw almonds
2 tablespoons Ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cups Pure maple syrup (preferably Grade A dark amber)
1/3 cup Canola oil (try even healthier oil to improve this recipe)
1 cup Raisins
A serving size is 1 cup and the nutrition facts below are for 1 serving:
Protein 13 grams
Carbohydrate 116 grams
Fat 28 grams
If you're trying to build lean muscle and need some extra calories in the morning, have about 1 cup of this with a cup or two of milk.
I actually highly recommend this as a breakfast meal. It's a little low on protein so add some milk or a whey protein shake along with your granola.
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees F.
Place the oats, sunflower seeds, almonds and cinnamon in a large bowl and stir to combine. Add the maple syrup and oil, and stir until all the dry ingredients are moistened.
Spread the granola on a 17 x 12 x 1-inch rimmed baking sheet.
Bake until the granola begins to brown, about 25 minutes. Stir the granola with a flat spatula and continue to cook until it's light golden brown, dry and fragrant, about 15 to 20 minutes more. Stir the granola at least once more, and watch it carefully during the final minutes because it can burn quickly.
WARNING: Pay attention to the above step as this can burn the granola very quickly and easily.
Place the baking sheet on a cooling rack. Add the raisins and stir to combine, then allow the granola to cool completely.
Transfer the granola to an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 1 month, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Other Options And Changes You Can Make:
One of my favorite things to do is to have this granola as a very healthy cereal for breakfast in the morning.
It also works well as the first whole food meal after a tough weight lifting workout.
I love to add cut up strawberries to the granola and pour milk over.
Bananas are also awesome in the granola with milk.
Any berries are good: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries.
Even apples are amazingly awesome cut up with the granola. This granola is very versatile and can fit many needs in your diet.
One WARNING: do not over eat this granola and go over your calorie intake for the day. It's very easy to do so make sure you track how much you eat and adjust if over eating.
More Recipes From Earthbound Farms!!!
The recipe on this page came straight from the book titled “Food to Live By.”
I highly recommend this book as some of my favorite recipes come from this book.
Many of the recipes are very easy to make while some others are more difficult.
I have other recipe books, though, that are next to impossible to make. This recipe book keeps most of the recipes practical and much easier to make.
Another one of my favorite recipes in this book is “Mexican Albondigas Soup” and it's a must try once you get your copy of the book.
I LOVE this book and you'll see see how great REAL FOOD can taste when you try the recipes in this book.
That's all I can say about this recipe book.