Skinny Minnie Clean Granola

Since my Clean Granola Bars were such a hit, it was time to make a new granola treat, but a crunchy munchy granola instead of bar form!

Who doesn’t love granola? It is one of my favorite snacks. I have to limit myself when I eat it though, because I can throw it down like it’s never going to be made again šŸ™‚

Crunchy, sweet, and good for you, it’s a perfect on the go snack! You can eat it plain, add it to yogurts, pour almond milk over it and make it a cereal, or mix it up with some fruit. Really the possibilities are endless.

I have to say that you will definitely love this granola. I’ve had my fair share of brands, and I think mine is better than all of them! Toot Toot šŸ˜‰

Plus it’s CLEAN! No preservatives or chemicals needed. Just whole natural goodness

For this recipe you will need:

-1 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats
-1/4 cup of shredded raw unsweetened coconut
-1/4 cup of currants (unsweetened)
-1/2 cup chopped raw almonds
-2 Tablespoons of stevia in the raw
-1 scoop of natural strawberry protein powder (Jay Robb brand)
– 1 Tablespoon of chia seeds
-1 Tablespoon of coconut oil
-1/3 cup of natural honey
-1 ripe banana
-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
-1 package of freeze dried strawberries (I use the crunchies brand, from Wegman’s, 1.5 oz bags)

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit

Mix together all your dry ingredients in one large mixing bowl (don’t add the freeze dried strawberries)

Everything in a bowl. So simple

Everything in a bowl. So simple

All mixed up, I already want to eat it!

All mixed up, I already want to eat it!

Next, melt the coconut oil in a large pan on medium to high heat

Coconut oil is actually fat burning and speeds up your metabolism!

Coconut oil is actually fat burning and speeds up your metabolism!

Once it has melted, add the ripe banana and mash in the pan

Bananas :)

Bananas šŸ™‚

Add the honey

Mash the bananas a little more with the honey in the pan

Mash the bananas a little more with the honey in the pan

Stir continuously for 3 minutes and add the vanilla extract

It's bubbling and delicious!

It’s bubbling and delicious!

Try to mash down the bananas as much as you can, if little chunks stay, it’s okay!

Now pour into the dry ingredients

The perfect amount!

The perfect amount!

Mix this together and coat all the oats evenly

I had to smack my hand away!

I had to smack my hand away!

Now place on a baking sheet and spread out a little. Leave some clumped for nice clusters šŸ™‚

As Michelle Tanner would say "Yummy in the tummy!"

As Michelle Tanner would say “Yummy in the tummy!”

Cook for 25 minutes

Holy Moly does this look and smell good!

Holy Moly does this look and smell good!

Just look at this little cluster of awesomeness

Sorry you can't grab through the screen! I'd share if I could!

Sorry you can’t grab through the screen! I’d share if I could!

Once the granola has cooled, add the freeze dried strawberries. I crunch them in my hands a little bit first, then toss in

More crunch and sweetness!

More crunch and sweetness!

Place in tupperware or little bags for pre-portioned snacks!

Skinny Minnie Clean Granola

Skinny Minnie Clean Granola

My favorite snack I’ve made so far! And it came together so quickly. I just thought “hey I want some granola, okay I’ll make it!” šŸ™‚

Happy eating…

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Hey, I was wondering if you have the calories, fat, protein, carbs, fiber info. I was trying to figure io out but I couldn’t. Thanks.

  2. About how many servings does this make? Thanks, can’t wait to try it!

  3. Would it be possible to make this into bars instead of granola? As in, make the recipe exactly the same but instead of spreading out, put into a baking dish, bake, and then cut into bars?

  4. sorry to sound dumb, but can you bake freeze-dried strawberries? because I want to make the bars but I don’t want to leave them out because I have made the granola and the strawberries make it taste amazing! xxx (love the recipe!!)

    • I’ve never tried baking them before, I would imagine they might turn out SUPER hard. You might just want to stick with dried fruit or a nut, it’ll be slightly higher in calorie content though

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