Homemade granola is a fun recipe with so many different variations, the possibilities are endless. Since it is citrus season, adding a bit of orange zest will brighten up any granola recipe. Using orange liqueur will enhance the orange flavor, and give the recipe another dimension of citrus flavor. This citrus granola recipe has minimal sugar, and will provide loads of energy from every ingredient.
A few weeks ago I shared a recipe for Flourless Six Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies, and my new diet changes. Well another curveball was thrown my way this last week. I will not only be on the Diabetic diet, I will be on the DASH diet also. Here is a link to share about the DASH diet. This young body is not very happy these days, so I am on the DASH diet to help lower my blood pressure. So there will be a lot of whole foods used in recipes, and I will have to avoid sodium as much as I can. So my food adventures continue!
This recipe does include a small amount of honey to help bind the ingredients together. You could use agave nectar instead of honey. This recipe is easy to make, and easy to change up to include your favorite nuts, or dried fruit.
The granola is perfect topped on yogurt, or enjoyed with delicious unsweetened almond milk!
10 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover large sheet pan with parchment paper.
On sheet pan, add unsweetened coconut, wheat bran, oats, and pecans. Toast in oven about 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Turn ingredients once after 5 minutes to evenly toast all sides.
In large bowl, add toasted coconut, wheat bran, oats, pecans, with chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, palm sugar, dried cherries, orange zest, orange liqueur, and honey. Mix ingredients together well, then spread out ingredients on sheet pan with same parchment paper. Bake granola for 10 minutes, turn ingredients once with spatula to evenly bake all sides. Let cool and place in an air tight container.