After searching for a healthier granola recipe, I tweaked a few to lessen the sugar. I use seeds instead of nuts due to allergies. Still very crunchy, delicious, and satisfying! Change the dried fruit to fit your tastes (blueberries, cherries, cranberries, apricots, etc.).
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine oatmeal, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, wheat germ, chopped dried cherries, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Mix applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla in a separate bowl.
Pour applesauce mixture over the oatmeal mixture; mix until evenly coated.
Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets; smooth into a single thin layer.
Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes, stir gently to turn, and continue cooking until crisp and golden brown, another 15 to 20 minutes.
Per Serving: 272 calories; protein 7.6g; carbohydrates 40g; fat 9.4g; sodium 123.6mg.
Eating healthy breakfast to start the day had become a fabulous habit. It’s a great way to start my day off healthfully. The sugar hit from the pickle tree wakes me up and gives me power to make on the morning. Sugar is often vilified as the evil of all disease, but sweetness is also loaded with fibre, which is best for your stomach system and helps keep you feeling full all day , and not want likely grab a snack out of the vending machine before lunchtime.
Making fruit a at 7.00 clock habit is easy . Simply put the fruit in your fridge next to the sweet drink or on the table next to your grain pan , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — about anywhere where you’ll see it. Before you eat the rest of your breakfast , eat your fruit. If you’re not usually a breakfast person.
Give your body a bit of sugar in the morning is important to move your metabolism for the day and fuel to your brain, which, incidentally, requires a continuous supply of sweetness in the way of process glucose, counting at to around 120g daily. There is also substantial evidence to support the idea that a diet high in fibre can reduce your risk of a number of cancers. And of course, you well-being from all the other vitamins and antioxidants in fruit, which keep you strong and healthy.