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granola muffins recipe

How about getting back on a healthy path with these no bake granola muffins recipe?! I mean after the Holidays, hint-hint. Made with only 4 ingredients using Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax and Coconut Chia granolas as the main ingredient. Yes, I couldn’t decide which is best, so tried both and loved both. Full of healthy fats, fibre and Omegas, these 10 minute muffins are filled with all the goodness to nourish you and your family.

I originally was thinking to make granola bars but having gone through total failures with rice krispie bars, I knew granola bars just wouldn’t hold together without a lot of liquid sugar. Which I am not interested in right now plus I can buy organic granola bars no problem. Just some common sense. I definitely pick my battles in the kitchen. 

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Then I was thinking about making snack bites in a ball shape…And then it hit me – I swear my kids will eat anything muffin shape. Plus muffins are so easy to serve in liners and you keep them frozen for quite a while. Much more economical than refrigerated bites.

granola muffins recipe

Nature’s Path organic granola is perfectly sweet enough for me on its own. We love it with yogurt but having it as a snack on the go hasn’t been done in my house yet. It is full of whole grain rolled oats, Omega rich chia seeds and coconut flakes and is high in fibre.

granola muffins recipe

I mixed granola with more healthy fats: melted coconut oil and peanut butter. And mixed in more healthy fats and Omegas in a form of ground flax seeds. Smoothies and no bake treats are a few ways I can sneak in raw flax seeds into my children’s diet. Kids couldn’t taste flax in this granola muffins recipe and it also acted as a binder.

granola muffins recipe

And optionally you can drizzle granola muffins with melted chocolate chips. Now, that we are talking about our/your healthy path I remember being so restrictive with my diet and exercising like crazy few years back. I was a bit leaner but it felt like a job. It took me a few years to realize that everyone has their own healthy path whatever it is. Just like everyone has her/his own understanding of “healthy” and that is OK.

granola muffins recipe

The other day, I came to pick my little one from daycare and he was polishing off this granola muffin at the table. Doesn’t it warm your heart to see your child enjoying food that is good for him/her?! Definitely melts this mom’s 💚. And at 300 calories, over 20 grams of healthy fats, 5 g fibre and only 5 g sugar this granola muffin is one filling snack! I was surprised when my 5 year old ate it all and I didn’t hear back from him about food for quite some time. You could send it with a small freeze pack in a baggie with your child to school. My oldest one’s snack has to be on-the-go because he eats it outside during a recess.

If you live in the US, use this store locator to find Nature’s Path organic products near you. In Canada, use this list of retailers or find granola in Costco, Loblaws, Whole Foods, and most other major grocery and natural food retailers

Enjoy!

No Bake Granola Muffins

No Bake Granola Muffins

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Line muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.
  2. In a small sauce pan over low heat, melt nut/seed butter and coconut oil, whisking continuously. Remove form the stove and add granola and flaxseed. Mix until well combined.
  3. Divide mixture among muffin cups evenly pressing a bit with the back of a spoon. Drizzle with melted chocolate (optional) and freeze for 1 hour. Serve from frozen.
  4. Storage Instructions: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
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Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 12

Amount Per Serving = 1 muffin:
Calories: 355.6
Total Fat: 25.3 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 50.0 mg
Total Carbs: 22.4 g
Sugars: 5 g
Dietary Fiber: 4.9 g
Protein: 9.7 g
WW Points+: 9

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Now, onto the giveaway. In order to celebrate New Year and your own path to health and well being, Nature’s Path was kind enough to offer a Giveaway to iFOODreal’s readers:

Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents and runs until February 8th, 2016.

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PLUS there is a grand prize: WIN ORGANIC GRANOLA FOR A YEAR* 

How to enter: Getting back on a healthy path? Going back to school? Starting a new business? Getting back into yoga? Trying a plant-based diet? We want to know! Tell us what’s on your path for 2016 by posting on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using both hashtags: #OnMyPath and #GranolaForAYear.

Prize includes everything you need to get back on a healthy path including:

  • Nature’s Path granola and organic breakfast foods for a year
  • DIY Vegan, by Nicole Axworthy & Lisa Pitman – recipe book including more than 100 ways to create an awesome plant-based pantry
  • Un-Junk Your Diet by Desiree Nielsen, R.D. – how to shop, cook and eat to feel better forever

*Prize will ship on or after March 1, 2016. Grand prize contest closes February 28, 2016.

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96 Comments

    • Olena

      Let me know the results. They reminded me of a Russian cake we had: grated cookies “glued” with condensed milk. Um,something I wouldn’t eat now.:) And my husband said these muffins remind him of halva – traditional Middle Eastern treat with tahini and sunflower seeds.

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  1. Javier

    No social media so leaving a comment:
    I’m an ultra marathon runner and Nature’s Path Granola is my go to staple to fuel my runs and recover from them. Looking forward to fueling my 2016 training for my first 100 mile race.

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  2. Kitterbugg

    Oh boy! I am too afraid to make these! This is exactly the treat I go for and seem to not be able to limit myself with. At all! Like until my belly hurts. Skipping all meals, waiting till the pain subsides, then having more, rinse, repeat. not a huge chocahaulic but on these it’s juuust right!

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    • Olena

      These are high in fats and are very filling. Also very low in sugar. You won’t be able to eat more than 1 because you will be so full! So, nothing to be afraid of.:)

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  3. Tracey

    I don’t share social media either but would like to enter this draw. I’ve started doing Shred classes at Goodlife and want to continue in 2016!

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  4. Lyn

    Looking to eating and living healthier in 2016 ‪#‎OnMyPath‬ and ‪#‎GranolaForAYear‬

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  5. Kitterbugg

    So good! I am slowly making my way through your recipes Olena! Learning so much and having fun too! I didn’t have that brand of granola..so sad:( but I had some that made, all organic and the rest ingredients I did have!

    You were right. I worried I’d eat too many but no… Very satisfying and actually, one was lunch today, and I was easily able to stop there. Good for me because often I can’t stop with anything that seems like a treat. I read that the medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil are used right away for energy! Not stored as fat. I am always tired. I’m going to use more and less olive.

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    • Olena

      Glad you liked these! I use olive oil only for salads and raw cooking. Everything else is coconut oil or avocado oil.

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  6. Kitterbugg

    I will be making a big change, thank you for the the tip! I was pretty much using extra virgin cold pressed olive oil for everything even if it didn’t taste the best because I because I was always believing it is THE healthiest one. And avocado oil? I know nothing of and haven’t even see it in any store. I love avocados though. Maybe Amazon.

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