Colleen Ogilvie: Healthy Homemade Granola

Hello from Winnipeg! I get a lot of requests for my granola recipe. I actually have several granola recipes I like to play around with. This one is pretty basic, but once you have tried it you can change around the ingredients to find a combination you like!

You’ll usually find a variety of nuts and dried fruit in a granola recipe and it is entirely up to you to pick your favorites! Today I chose to use almonds, which provide monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, as well as Vitamin E, which fights inflammation.  Almonds are also a source of magnesium, calcium and iron, which are all pretty important for a female athlete like myself!

Happy Breakfasting! :)


2 cups oats

¼ cup whole wheat flour

¼ cup brown sugar

¼ cup apple juice

2 tbsp canola oil

1 tsp cinnamon

2-3 tbsp maple syrup

¼ cup chopped almonds

¼ cup dried chopped dates (or other fruit)

¼ cup dried chopped cranberries

20140110_143052Handy Tip: Don’t put the dried fruit and the nuts in the same bowl like I did. You’ll need them separated!
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients except dried fruit in a large bowl. Line a cookie sheet with tinfoil and grease.
  3. Spread mixture over cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, turning once.
  4. Let cool and mix in fruit.



Colleen Ogilvie
Canadian and Professional Volleyball Player
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