11 Healthy Granola Recipes For Winter Snacking

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, not only to bundle up and enjoy the cold weather but also to indulge in some delicious snacks. While sugary sweets are classic winter favorites, a healthier option is homemade granola. It’s an excellent source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats that just so happens to be incredibly yummy too. These eleven granola recipes are perfect as a snack or topping for oatmeal, yogurt, or even ice cream.

1. Maple Cinnamon Granola

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If you are looking for a homemade granola that will instantly make you think of fall, then you need to try this maple cinnamon granola. It’s delicious when eaten by the handful, with milk, and even sprinkled over ice cream! 

2. Pumpkin Granola

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Pumpkin granola is the perfect granola recipe for fall. Bursting with fall-friendly flavors like pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. Making your own granola is so easy, and you are going to love snacking on this tasty granola all season long and well into winter.

3. Low Sugar Granola

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If you are looking for a healthy breakfast that your kids will still devour, then this low sugar granola recipe is for you. Instead of sugar, this granola is sweetened with applesauce, and it’s also flavored with cinnamon, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and almond butter. You are going to love it. 

4. Banana Granola

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This banana granola is a tasty treat that the whole family will enjoy. Sweetened with honey or maple syrup and flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and applesauce. You will love this delicious granola with dehydrated banana chips for extra crunch! 

5. Easy Homemade Granola

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You might think that making homemade granola is time-consuming and too much trouble, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Homemade granola is easy to make, you can flavor it however you like and really make it your own with additional ingredients. Plus, you know exactly what your family is eating.

6. Vegan Gluten-Free Granola

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This vegan gluten-free granola is easy to make and delicious too. It’s made extra crunchy with pecans, almonds, and pumpkin seeds and flavored with maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and coconut. Keep it extra crunchy by storing it in the fridge. 

7. Chocolate Granola Clusters

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These chocolate granola clusters are perfect for breakfast, snacking, and gifting…if you can keep yourself from eating them all. These delicious clusters are full of crunch from pecans, pistachios, almonds, and cashews and all of that nutty flavor pairs perfectly with chocolate.

8. Cranberry Granola

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If you want your granola to be crunchy and full of fall flavor, then this cranberry granola is for you. Dried cranberries, dark chocolate chips, and a lot of seedy, nutty goodness that you are going to love. 

9. Peanut Butter Granola

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Oats, chocolate, peanut butter, chia seeds, and coconut are what you will find in this delicious peanut butter granola. Use this granola as a crunchy topping for your yogurt or oatmeal, or simply grab a handful for snacking. 

10. More Banana Granola

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This banana granola is filled with tasty nuts, dried banana chips, and banana extract for a deep banana flavor. Cinnamon, brown sugar, and shredded coconut also bring out the best taste in this homemade banana granola. If you really want to go all out, add some chocolate chips to it too! 

11. Applesauce Granola

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This Applesauce Granola has a wonderful apple-cinnamon flavor that will remind you of a freshly baked apple pie. Munch on a handful for a quick healthy snack, or sprinkle it over some yogurt, a smoothie bowl, or ice cream.

Love Coffee For Breakfast But Not All The Sugar?

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If you need alternatives for putting processed sugar in your coffee, here are some ideas for making your morning cup of Joe a little healthier.

Do You Love Smoothies For Breakfast?

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Smoothies are great for helping you get more servings of fruits and veggies into your diet. But there are ways to amplify their benefits even further.

Struggling With Trying To Eat Healthier? This Can Help

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We all have good intentions when it comes to eating healthier. But actually doing it can be a hurdle many struggle with. These tips can help get you over the hump and on your way to eating and feeling better.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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