Granola for breakfast with honey yogurt is the yummiest, fastest, protein-loaded breakfast you can find. We perfected this homeade granola recipe and are excited to share it with you. It's also cholesterol-free.
• 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
• 2-3 Tablespoons honey (a good squirt)
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 2 cups old fashioned oats
• 1 cup quick 1-minute oats
• 1/8 cup whole wheat flour (a handful)
• 1 cup pecans
• 1 cup coconut
• 1 cup golden raisins
Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit for at least 30 minutes. (This recipe is best made after you've just used your oven to bake something else.)
In a large bowl, microwave coconut oil until melted. Stir in honey, vanilla, and salt. With two rubber scrapers, mix in oats, pecans, and coconut until fully coated.
Line a baking sheet (with edges) with parchment paper. Spread granola into it. Place granola in oven and immediately turn the temperature off. Leave the granola in the oven for 1-3 hours. This method produces a gently baked but also dried granola - so similar to what you buy at the grocery.
Remove from oven. Slide the parchment paper out of the cookie sheet to cool the granola. Then spread raisins over the top. Scoop into an air-tight container when fully cooled.
Serve over the top of plain greek yogurt mixed with a little honey. Add fresh berries, if available.
Instead of coconut oil, use butter or olive oil.
In place of honey, use maple syrup or brown sugar.
Use any nut or seed you like: almonds, walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds, etc. I don't recommend flax seeds because they get so easily stuck in your teeth; ground-up flax seeds work better.
Instead of golden raisins, substitute other dried fruits such as cranberries, cherries, blueberries, chopped dates, chopped apricots, or dark raisins.
Adding cinnamon is always a great option. Cinnamon actually helps control blood sugar levels, too.
Yogurt delivers the biggest protein punch for breakfast.
I ate high fiber cereal for breakfast for years. I decided I needed more protein for breakfast to chase away that mid-morning sluggishness.
Here is what my research on protein found:
Yogurt, 1/2 cup (Chobani brand)
Milk, 1 cup
Oats, 1/2 cup
Peanut Butter, 1 T.
Pecans, 1/8 cup
A bowl of yogurt and granola is the clear winner with about 17 grams of protein. (That's 1/2 cup of yogurt and granola containing oats and pecans.)
I used to eat a really healthy cereal with milk, which was probably 6 grams of protein. An egg would be the same, and I don't like to eat eggs every morning. Peanut butter on toast or a whole wheat bagel is 4.5 grams of protein.
Yogurt and this granola recipe are also cholesterol free.
The results? I do feel full and more alert all morning.
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