Healthy Granola

Lately, I've been on the quest to find healthy, tasty, and quick breakfasts. I was leafing through The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger (fantastic book) and I found a...

Lately, I’ve been on the quest to find healthy, tasty, and quick breakfasts. I was leafing through The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger (fantastic book) and I found a recipe for Nutty Granola. I thought homemade healthy granola would be great in the morning with some yogurt and fresh berries. So far I’ve made the granola twice and I’ve been loving it! The aroma that fills the kitchen while its cooking is amazing.

How to make
Healthy Granola

Recipe By Tessa Arias, Handle the Heat


  • Cooking Spray
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw, unsalted walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped unsalted almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped unsalted pecans
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins, optional (I used dried cranberries)


Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl combine the oats, nuts, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon and the raisins, if using. Spread the mixture onto the baking sheet and bake until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Transfer the sheet to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Adapted from The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger

About Tessa...

Tessa is a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. She loves to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. She's on a mission to make the world a more unapologetically DELICIOUS place. Tessa lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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3 Responses to “Healthy Granola”

  1. #
    Sara — April 30, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    I love love this granola. I made this for the first time when it was chosen as the recipe for craving ellie in my belly. I would like to try it with some tart cherries next time I make it. If you like Ellie’s recipes, you should join our group. Check it out here:

  2. #
    Tessa — May 1, 2009 at 1:18 am

    Oh I definitely will! Thanks for letting me know about it

  3. #
    Amy — April 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    This looks fabulous but should this actually be 20 rolls and 10 servings? I can't quite tell since in step 3, there's a mistyping on how many pieces to divide the dough into . Seriously looking forward to making this though – one of my favorite types of bread!

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