Healthy Snacks: Granola

Perfect to nibble on in the morning or as a portable snack when you’re out and about, granola really goes a long way.

Granola All the Ways!
Oats, nuts, fruit, and perhaps some honey or brown sugar to sweeten the deal–all the makings of a healthy snack that kids will love.

And with so many ways to serve it, granola can make several appearances yet never get boring: cereal-style with milk, mixed with yogurt and fresh fruit, or even in bar form.

Try one of the top-rated recipes below for traditional granola (then check out the granola bars a little further down):

Honey Nut Granola

Photo by Holiday Baker

Top-rated Granola Bars:

Granola Bars III

Photo by sandbeech

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Storing Granola
Granola can be stored in an airtight container, in a cool, dry spot for six months (sometimes longer). You can also freeze granola and granola bars just as you would cookies or other treats–wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and/or in resealable freezer bag.

Good to know: If recipe calls for nuts, be sure they are fresh–the high concentration of fat in nuts can cause them to go rancid. (Nuts will stay fresh several weeks at room temperature, up to four months in the fridge, and eight months in the freezer.)