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9 Healthy Granola Recipes Dietitians Actually Approve

  • Christy Brissette, MS, RD, of 80 Twenty Nutrition

    Paleo Granola with Turmeric and Hemp Hearts

    This paleo granola is vegan, gluten-free, and rich in omega-3 fatty acids thanks to the walnuts and hemp hearts. It can be made in a slow cooker or in the oven, and it's delicious with coconut milk or nut milk.

    As a convenient snack or nourishing breakfast, this paleo granola will give you the protein and energy you need to rev up your metabolism and keep your body fueled for success! Plus the addition of turmeric means you're boosting antioxidants.

    Get the recipe: Paleo Granola with Turmeric and Hemp Hearts

  • Kaleigh McMordie, RDN, of Lively Table

    Savory Tamari Granola

    This savory granola has no added sugar, and you can flavor it with different herbs and spices without adding a bunch of fat or calories. It's extra delish on veggie-based dishes like salads, veggie soups, and savory parfaits.

    Get the recipe: Savory Tamari Granola

  • Liz Weiss, MS, RD, of Meal Makeover Moms' Kitchen

    Granola with Wheat Germ, Sunflower Seeds, and Raisins

    This homemade granola calls for just 1/4 cup of brown sugar for 12 servings. It's packed with filling fiber from superfoods such as whole-grain oats, wheat germ, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and raisins.

    Get the recipe: Healthy Homemade Granola

  • Christy Brissette, MS, RD, of 80 Twenty Nutrition

    Slow Cooker Vegan Granola with Chia and Figs

    With no added sugar and plenty of fiber and protein, this vegan granola will be your new go-to breakfast. Oats contain a type of fiber called beta-glucan that keeps you full longer, and can help you lose weight and keep it off. Plus, beta-glucan has been shown to lower "lousy" LDL cholesterol levels, lowering the risk of heart disease. Bonus: Eating oats every day is linked to an average LDL reduction of 7 percent.

    Get the recipe: Vegan Gluten-Free Granola

  • Kelli Shallal, MPH, RD, of Hungry Hobby

    Maple Almond Quinoa Granola

    This quinoa granola packs extra crunch with its yummy maple almond clumps. It's low in sugar and full of healthy fats like coconut oil and almond butter, not to mention it's more satisfying and has less sugar than many store-bought versions.

    Get the recipe: Maple Almond Quinoa Granola

  • Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, of Shaw's Simple Swaps

    Chocolate Chip Amaranth Granola

    This granola is packed full of fiber and protein, plus it's gluten-free. This recipe has 80 calories per 1/4-cup serving and less than 2 grams of total fat!

    Get the recipe: Chocolate Chip Amaranth Granola

  • Regan Jones, RD, of Healthy Aperture

    Microwave Granola

    This is the ideal recipe for those days when you need a little granola to top your Greek yogurt or to throw in your bag for an afternoon snack. It's prepared in the microwave so it's quick and easy, plus it'll save you from that break-your-teeth crunch of traditional oven-dried granola. It's high in fiber and protein (8g each), both of which keep you feeling fuller longer.

    Get the recipe: Microwave Granola

  • Karman Meyer, RD, of The Nutrition Adventure

    Pumpkin Chia Granola

    This is a healthier alternative to many packaged granolas because it is lightly sweetened with maple syrup. The pumpkin purée, cinnamon, and cardamom give the crunchy snack a wonderful flavor and will make your house smell delicious!

    Get the recipe: Pumpkin Chia Granola

  • Lindsey Pine, MS, RDN, of Tasty Balance Nutrition

    3-Grain Granola

    Most brands of granola on the market are primarily made of oats, nuts, oil, and sugar. This one not only has less added sugar and fat than what's found in commercial varieties, but the quinoa and millet contain extra protein you wouldn't typically find. This granola is also great for those with nut allergies—instead of nuts, it has pumpkin and sunflowers seeds, providing healthy fats and a hefty crunch.

    Get the recipe: 3-Grain Granola


Christy Brissette, RD

Christy Brissette is one of North America’s top dietitians and a leading nutrition and food communications expert. She is the President of 80 Twenty Nutrition, a nutrition and food media company and private practice. Her mission? To end food confusion and dieting once and for all.  More →

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