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Homemade Granola- Heart-Healthy Valentine Treat

Homemade Granola- A Heart-Healthy Valentine Treat

Valentine’s Day shares the month of February with American Heart Awareness Month.  Although chocolate would be divine this Valentine’s Day, what tasty treat could we give that combines aesthetic sweetness with being heart-healthy?

How about something containing heart-healthy ingredients like flaxseed, almonds and cinnamon?  Something like, let’s say- homemade granola!  I’ll call this recipe, “I Heart Homemade Granola”, and instead of giving candy for Valentine treats this year, I’m giving a little “heart” instead.

Homemade Granola


I Heart Homemade Granola Recipe


Homemade granola ingredients

I Heart Homemade Granola Ingredients

  1. 5 cups rolled oats
  2. 1/2 cup flaxseed
  3. 2 cups sliced almonds
  4. 1 cup brown sugar
  5. 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  6. 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  9. 1 cup honey
  10. 1/2 cup apple juice
  11. 2 cups dried cranberries


  1. mix together oats, flaxseed, almonds, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt
  2. in another bowl mix together oil, honey and apple juice
  3. pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well
  4. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  5. spread mixture out onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet
  6. bake for 40 minutes
  7. add cranberries and let cool

mix together dry and wet ingredients

bake at 300 degrees for 40 minutes

Homemade Granola Heart-Healthy Valentine's Day Treat

my supplies: heart papercraft from Reflection, scrapbook paper, ribbon all from Michaels


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