A handy guide to making your own healthier granola


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Now that temperatures are starting to drop, turning on the oven doesn’t feel like torture. That's good news for those who want to try their hand at making their own granola. Why should you? Well, for starters, buying the ingredients to make your own is cheaper than buying ready-made granola.

Even more importantly, however, is that by making your own you control the sugar and sodium levels. Hey, if you're going to pass on the chocolate bar to have something healthier, it should never be in vain.

We love this guide by Recipe Tin Eats. It gives you a nice list of ingredients to consider using and how much of them to use. Don't like raisins? Use cranberries. Allergic to nuts? Leave them out. Swap out the coconut for a little bit of dark chocolate. Straightforward and customizable, this handy blueprint is perfect to keep on the fridge door for quick reference. What are you waiting for? Fire up those ovens and bake a healthier, tastier snack that will hit the spot when the 3 or 4 p.m. slump tries to get you.

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