Healthy Vegan Granola

I had actually stopped eating cereals and granola when I went plant-based to avoid processed foods and added sugars. With homemade granola, I can combine all the things I already eat and can control the sweetness. All ingredients are from Costco so super cost-efficient over time!

Ingredients

  • 2 c old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 c slivered almonds
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 c chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 c coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup or honey if you eat honey (not necessarily needed)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c chopped dates or other dried fruit

Steps

  1. To a mixing bowl, add the first seven ingredients:
    • 2 c old-fashioned rolled oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill 5-Grain Cereal)
    • 1/2 c slivered almonds
    • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
    • 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
    • 1/4 c chopped pecans
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp sea salt (adjust to taste) – my pumpkin seeds are salted so I only use 1/4 tsp
  2. Mix these dry ingredients together so well-combined
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together wet ingredients:
    • 1/4 c coconut oil
    • 1 Tbsp maple syrup or honey if you eat honey (not necessarily needed especially if you add sweetened milk, sugar, or chocolate chips to your serving of granola)
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  4. Stir together the wet ingredients so all are well incorporated
  5. Drizzle the wet mix over the mixing bowl dry mix
  6. Spread over a baking pan lined with parchment paper (this prevents the granola from sticking to the pan)
  7. Bake at 325ºF for 10 minutes.
  8. Mix again and bake another 3-5 minutes. Check on it every 2 minutes to avoid burning!
  9. Allow to cool for few hours or even overnight.
  10. Add the chopped dried fruit
  11. I eat this in some oat milk and topped with fresh fruit (bananas and berries are best) and drizzle of blackstrap molasses

Published by Maditative Vegan

Physician. Yogi. Lover of all animals, especially my dog (who also loves fruits and vegetables as much as I do)

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