growing up, I always "assumed" granola was healthy. I would see folks eating it with yogurt... berries... parfaits, etc. and I just thought it was good for you. but when I dug deep and started reading labels- YIKES- I noticed MOST granola is loaded with sugar!!! with all the added sugar, the granola I was getting OFF the shelf should be considered a TREAT and not a daily consumption.
so. I did what I typically do when I learn something is bad for me... I give it up... completely. I'm not good with having temptation in the house... seriously. I can eat a WHOLE bag of tortilla chips if left in the pantry. YIKES, again.
then I started seeing all those yummy PINTEREST recipes... berries, granola, etc. and it got me thinking... "why can't there be a healthier version?" ... hmm... "I bet we can whip one up!"
now. to stay true to our health goals which promote optimal brain and gut health... we try to limit sugar, gluten, grains, legumes, etc.
here's a recipe we whipped up in our household... obviously our little miss LOVED the recipe so much she was LICKING the bowl (always a good sign)!!!
Note: our little Gillies think the dates are actually CHOCOLATE and will pick these out FIRST!!! so I use a full cup of dates :) you may want to use less if dates aren't your favorite, but 1/2 cup should be the least amount!