This healthy high-fiber granola is easy to make and so much cheaper and tastier that store-bought granola!
I have a big soft spot for sweet treats, especially when it comes to decadent breakfasts. I like my pancakes stacked high and piled with loads of sugary goodness like whipping cream, syrup, powdered sugar, marshmallows, and chocolate chips. Just take a look at my breakfast archives for evidence of that. (S’mores French Toast anyone?)
But I don’t eat chocolate covered, high sugar breakfasts every day. I strive to keep a bit of balance in my life. Cupcakes and kale chips. Creamy pasta and veggies with hummus. I like to keep thing 80% healthy and 20% insanely delicious. So most days my breakfast (or lunch) features a whole lotta greek yogurt, fruit, and the star of the show: some homemade granola. One of my favorites is this High Fiber Cinnamon Pecan Granola. It’s so easy to make, healthy, and cheaper to make than it is to buy the store-bought stuff.
My first encounter with Fiber One cereal (which I am not being paid to endorse, I just happen to love it) was when I overheard my brother in law saying he thought it tasted like cardboard. Now I wouldn’t just eat a handful of Fiber One just for the fun of it but I love to use it as a filler. In my cereal, my muffins, and especially my granola. It adds so much fiber to your diet which helps promote healthy digestion and heart health, who can complain about that?? This particular recipe features earthy pecans and oats sweetened with honey and a touch of tartness from dried cranberries, it’s SO good. My husband loves it almost as much as I do. Winner winner!
High Fiber Cinnamon Pecan Granola
- 1 1/2 cups pecans
- 1 1/2 cups fiber one original cereal
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 4 tablespoons oil
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 325. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine pecans, fiber one cereal, and oats. Whisk to combine. Add remaining ingredients (except for dried cranberries) and stir to combine and coat all ingredients. Spread mixture evenly onto prepared baking sheet.
- Bake 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Break up the granola. Mix in the dried cranberries. Store in airtight container up to 3 weeks. Enjoy!