Healthy apple cinnamon granola

Healthy apple cinnamon granola

Most store-bought granola mixes or granola bars contain excess sugar, additives, chemicals, and artificial ingredients. However, when made with the right ingredients, granola can be very healthy. This healthy apple cinnamon granola is easy to make, and is free from any artificial sweeteners and chemicals.

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in this healthy apple cinnamon granola recipe.

Apples:
They are packed with antioxidants, which are important for our overall health. Apples have shown benefits in heart health, blood sugar regulation and they may even help prevent strokes.

Don’t forget to eat one a day to keep the doctor away!

Chia seeds:

They are high in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, which help reduce disease-causing inflammation. Chia seeds have also shown benefits in lowering cholesterol and boosting energy levels.

Cinnamon:
It is armed with antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. It boosts the immune system, and fights germs and pathogens that cause colds and flu.

Coconuts:
Coconuts are packed with healthy fats. They are also great for skin and hair health because of their high levels of the antioxidant vitamin E.

Nutmeg:
It has been used since ancient times for its ability to boost brain function, relieve pain and indigestion, and detox the liver and kidneys.

Mix the following dry ingredients in a bowl:

2 cups of steel-cut oats
1/2 cup of chia seeds
1/4 cup of quinoa
2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of nutmeg
1 1/2 cup of chopped almonds
1/2 cup of dried coconut, shredded

In another bowl, mix the following wet ingredients:

2 apples, chopped
3 tbsp of coconut oil
2 tbsp of coconut nectar or raw honey

Directions:

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well to ensure that all ingredients are evenly coated
On a cooking sheet, spread the mixture evenly
Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 320 degrees Fahrenheit
Stir while baking to avoid clusters and check often for burning
Store in a BPA-free airtight container
Keeps for 1 week

Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this healthy apple cinnamon granola!

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REFERENCES:
1. “Cinnamon & Apple Granola (Recipe).” Food Matters. Food Matters, 1 Dec. 2014. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.
2. “Apples And Pears Can Reduce Stroke Risk By 52%.” Medical News Today. MediLexicon International, 18 Sept. 2011. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.
3. “9 Chia Seed Benefits + Side Effects.” DrAxe.com. DrAxe.com, 01 Oct. 2014. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.
4. “What Are the Health Benefits of Cinnamon?Medical News Today. MediLexicon International, n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.

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