Never buy store bought granola again with this easy vegan recipe!
Making the best homemade vegan granola at home is very easy and enjoyable! Alos, it makes your home smell amazing. You only need a handful of whole food ingredients and you are only 20 minutes from crunchy deliciousness.
Many store bought granolas contain a high amount of sugar and corn syrup, and frankly who knows how long the factory has been sitting on those ingredients before they were set into production to make the granola. In my journey to eliminate highly processed foods from my diet I started with all the staples that I eat on a regular basis. I promise to share all my favorites with you because good food should be shared like this recipe for this scrumptious vegan roasted roots side dish
4 cups of whole oats ( to make this recipe gluten free use gluten free oats)
1/2 cup of almonds
1/4 cup of walnuts
1/3cup of pecans
1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp. of cinnamon
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. pink sea salt
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of pure maple syrup
To make this granola preheat the oven to 350. Next mix all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, add in the olive oil and maple syrup. stir well. spread out on a silicone baking mat, or parchment paper if you don’t have one, but I highly recommend getting one because they last forever, are easy to clean, and best of all they are environmentally friendly.
Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Finally, once cool add:
3/4 cup of dried cranberries
mix well. I store mine in this type of glass mason jars for freshness, in fact this is how I, as a professional chef, store all of my dry goods in the pantry.
This granola will last up to 6 months stored this way.
Make a healthy batch for yourself, or to gift to friends & family. Furthermore I enjoy mine with fresh almond milk, but any vegan plant based milk is delicious. If you want a little protein boost use hemp or soy milk.
In addition feel free to switch up the dried fruit. On occasion i’ve used currants, apricots, raisins, and a mix of dried berries. I also sometimes add coconut chips because like to keep things interesting. I have a problem making the same thing twice…..It’s all so delicious and mixing it up insures that you don’t get bored.
cheers to your good health my friend!!
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