Store-bought granola often packs a lot of fat and calories. Making your own healthier version is a smart way to amp up the nutrients. Remember that when it comes to granola, portion control is important, no matter how healthy the ingredients.

Here are some granola recipes to get the snacking inspiration flowing.

Crunchy-Quinoa-Granola1) Clean-eating granola

Unsweetened applesauce and honey provide natural sweetness to this homemade granola. Walnut chunks are a source of healthy fats.

2) Crunchy quinoa granola

This granola is definitely a crowd-pleaser with a bit of everything thrown in.

3) Healthy pumpkin granola

Quinoa, pumpkin and sesame seeds make this granola a power-packed breakfast or snacking option.

4) Buckwheat granola1-IMG_3233-1

People often think buckwheat is a cereal grain when it’s actually a fruit seed (related to rhubarb). This makes buckwheat a hearty gluten-free wheat alternative.

5) Homemade sugar free granola

homemade-sugar-free-granola-recipeThis recipe is packed with healthy nuts and seeds, with ginger for flavouring. You won’t miss the added sugar.

6) Chai spiced granola

Any other chai tea fans out there? Chai tea is one of my favourite afternoon pick-me-ups and my guess is that this granola will serve as a great energy boost as well.

7) Chocolate quinoa granolacloseup-chocolate-quinoa-granola-recipe

Need a healthier dose of chocolatey goodness? Look no further.

8) Granola toasted muesli

Goji berries add a pop of colour to this tasty granola recipe.

9) Carrot cake granola

Even though I grew up in a family where eating carrot cake for breakfast the morning after a birthday was considered acceptable, this granola packs the carrot cake flavour and can be indulged in on an granola4everyday basis.

10) Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Granola

Almond butter makes this recipe creamy and decadent. A 1/4 cup of chocolate chips is just enough to add a little sweetness without overwhelming.

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