(gentle music) – Hi, friends, welcome back to my channel. If you're new here, my name is Alyssa. Today I have got a recipe video for you that includes two of my
absolute favorite recipes. We are making healthy
granola two different ways. One is my mom's granola recipe,
which is tried and true. She's been making it for years. It's so good. And then the second is
a chocolate granola, which is more on the decadent side, but still really healthy. Kind of like Cocoa Krispies, but better. So if you guys are interested in trying any of these recipes, they are up on the blog for you. Links are right down below this video. And before we dive in,
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that is right below this video. Without further ado, let's
go ahead and dive in. First up is my mom's granola. This is such a good recipe.
So we're gonna start by adding
our oats into a large bowl. And then she also does a blend of pecans, sunflower seeds, sliced
almonds, and coconut flakes, gives it a quick stir, and we add in our
seasonings, which is salt, cardamom, which is the secret
ingredient and is so good, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. And again, give that a
stir until it's combined, set it aside, and we'll
use our wet ingredients. (gentle music) So for the wet ingredients, we're adding coconut oil into a pan, along with some peanut butter,
maple syrup, and honey. If you are vegan, you can just sub the honey
for pure maple syrup. (gentle music) Then just let this all melt together. And once it's smooth, you can
pour it over your oat mixture and stir it all together until everything is coated and combined. (gentle music) From there, we are going
to transfer our granola onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and just spread it out in an even layer.
And then you'll just bake it up until it is golden brown and crispy and fragrant and delicious. So once you pull it out of the
oven, we are actually going to sprinkle on some chopped Medjool dates. This is my favorite part of her recipe, aside from the cardamom. So good. I feel like I've said that
already a hundred times, but literally chewy
little bites of sweetness and, ugh, it's absolutely delicious. So you can stir your Medjool
dates into the mixture and then just serve your granola
up any which way you like. I love it on top of smoothie bowls. I love it with almond milk.
And you just can't go wrong. (gentle music) Recipe number two is my
oil-free chocolate granola. We're gonna start by melting
together some almond butter, along with our maple syrup
and a splash of water into a, again, small saucepan. (gentle music) Melt it together until
everything is smooth. Set that aside. We're going to add our oats, as well as chopped up almonds
or whatever nut you want, and some raw cacao powder,
sprinkle of sea salt. Stir that together. And once it's combined, you can pour your almond
butter mixture on top. (gentle music) And just like the last one, we are going to fold this all together until the oats are covered
in the almond butter mixture. Once you've got that, we are going to transfer
it to our baking sheet. Again, just spread it
out into an even layer.
Bake it up until it is
golden brown and crispy. (gentle music) The add-ins for this one
are optional, but delicious. I like to do coconut flakes
and dark chocolate chips. Gotta have a little decadence
with your granola sometimes. So again, you can mix that
all together if you want, or you can leave that out if
you don't wanna add it in. And just store this in a sealed container, and this will keep for a
couple weeks in your cupboard. For serving, again,
any which way you like, but I did it with almond milk, raspberry, sliced banana, and cacao
nibs, and it was perfect. This is similar to my
banana bread granola, oil-free, gluten-free, vegan.
So if you like that one, you should definitely
give this one a try too.
(gentle music) And there you have it, my friends. I hope you enjoyed our healthy
gluten-free granola recipes. As you can see, these
granolas are so easy to make. They have tons of flavor. And if you do wanna make my
mom's vegan, it's really easy. So I hope you guys enjoyed it. If you did, please give it a thumbs up. And if you do end up wanting
to make any of these recipes, they are linked down in the
description box for you. The recipes are on the blog, so you can just find
them right down below. If you have any questions,
comments, anything like that, let me know in the comments. Don't forget to subscribe before you go. And thank you guys so much for being here.
I really appreciate you tuning in today. Thank you for taking
the time out of your day to watch my videos. It means the world to me. I hope you enjoyed it, and
I'll see you in the next one. Bye! (gentle music).