This low gi granola recipe is a perfectly crunchy and low glycemic granola that is great for anyone looking for easy low glycemic index breakfast recipes.
The gluten-free low gi granola is made with gluten-free oats, coconut flakes, cinnamon, and a combination of nuts and seeds to offset the high carbohydrate content of oats.
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It is then slightly sweetened with rice malt syrup, which is combined with coconut oil and vanilla extract before being baked for a delicious crunchy low glycemic granola recipe.
Hemp seeds are an excellent source of plant-based protein and walnuts are a fantastic source of the essential omega 3 fats which are great for weight loss. The nuts and seeds provide protein and fats to help sustain long-lasting energy levels.
Ingredients for the Healthy Low Gi Granola Recipe
2 cups gluten-free oats
1 cup coconut flakes
1 cup walnuts chopped
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup goji berries or cranberries (optional)
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup rice malt syrup
How to make healthy homemade granola
*In a large bowl, mix the oats, coconut flakes, chopped walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, cranberries, and cinnamon to start making this simple healthy granola recipe.
*In a small pot, melt cold-pressed coconut oil with the rice bran syrup and vanilla extract till warmed, then drizzle over the oats and mixed nuts until thoroughly mixed
*line a baking tray with baking paper, then evenly spread the granola onto the sheet and place in the oven
*Bake at 175 degrees celsius for 20 mins. Halfway through baking, pull out the tray, and give a good stir. Place back in the oven for an evenly baked granola. Be sure to set a timer for the 10-minute stir reminder and again for the 20-minute reminder as you do not want to overcook this homemade granola.
Ways to enjoy this low GI granola recipe
Enjoy this healthy homemade granola with your favorite nut milk, add the granola to smoothie bowls for a delicious textured crunch or mix with your favorite fruit with coconut or greek yogurt!
This low gi granola recipe has a much lower glycemic index than commercial or store-bought granola due to the addition of healthy fats in the coconut flakes, nuts, and seeds. The healthy homemade granola is a filling and satisfying healthy breakfast. If you need some low glycemic index breakfast recipes this homemade granola is for you!
I love to have this homemade granola on top of smoothie bowls such as this blueberry acai bowl and turmeric mango smoothie bowl. So yummy!
It is so easy to make a quick and healthy breakfast by serving the granola with some frozen anti-oxidant rich blueberries and plain yogurt.
I also love the combo of apple and banana with this healthy homemade granola with yogurt. If peaches and nectarines are in season, they are the bomb when mixed with banana, yogurt, and granola!
Having homemade granola in the cupboards at all times with some fruit and plain yogurt is an easy way to ensure your breakfast is covered or you can easily whip up a healthy afternoon snack. This creamy vegan sesame seed milk also tastes great with this granola.
For more delicious granola recipes you may also like this chocolate granola recipe.
This sugar-free sprouted buckwheat granola is the ultimate low gi granola recipe as it is activated, naturally sweetened with dates and apples then dehydrated to ensure the live enzymes remain intact.
Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe
- Baking tray
- 2 cups gluten-free oats
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- ¼ cup goji berries or cranberries
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup rice malt syrup
- Combine the oats with the nuts and seeds in a mixing bowl with cinnamon.
- Melt coconut oil, rice malt syrup and vanilla in a pot and stir. Pour over top of the dry granola mix.
- Line a bkaing tray with baking paper and spread the granola evenly on top of the baking tray.
- Bake the granola for 20 minutes @ 175° Celcius. be sure to stir the granola half way through to cook the granola evenly and prevent the edges from burning.
Can I use chia seeds instead of hemp seeds? 😊
Yes, you can definitely use chia seeds instead of hemp seeds. You might get a little bit of a different texture to your granola but they are a great source of plant protein and essential omega 3 fats like hemp seeds so they would be a great substitute 🙂
I have made it twice already!! The first time the goji berries burned, so the 2nd I was more careful with the time in the oven. It is delicious for my to go breakfast at school. How long can I store it?
So glad you enjoy it! And yes the goji berries do burn easily. YOu could always try adding them after baking the granola as well. I store my granola in a large glass jar, where it should easily store for months… although I find that it is usually eaten within a few weeks:)
I make granola with jaggery on stove top….roast oats, nuts, seeds at least for 20 mints on med flame
Melt jaggery n add oats mix
Problem is oats gets clustered n not separate grain…
Can u pls solve my query
Hmm I have never made it that way… it is a crunchy granola though and can sometimes cluster together. Stir it frequently and while it is cooling so that it doesn’t cool into one large clump maybe?
Do you have an estimate of how much protein, carbs and fiber are in this? We’re really enjoying it!