Healthy Homemade Vegan Granola
Why not make your own? Its not hard at all and that way you can control everything you want in your granola, customize it, and get a big amount. This recipe shows you how to simply make your own customizeable granola. Whether you want the vitamins, high protein, low sugar, high fiber, and/or low in calories you are going to get it in this granola. Packed full of everything you are looking for in a great granola but without that pricey store bought tag and enough to last. You are sure to never want to buy it again. Serve this granola however you like, perfect by itself or put over vegan yogurt. Pairs great with fresh fruit and makes a great gift for someone you love. Anyway you decide to make it or use it, you will feel a lot better about making it rather than buying it ever again. Enjoy!
3 cups organic old-fashioned oats
2 cups whole nuts (such as unsalted almonds, raw cashews, pistachios, pecans, or walnuts)
1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 to 1 cup whole dried dates
1/2 cup maple, agave, brown rice, etc. (your favorite)
1/4 to 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds (powdered)
2 Tablespoons (packed) light brown sugar
1 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Heat oven to 300 Degrees.
In a food processor, pulse to chunk your 2 cups of nuts (I used cashews & almonds) down to desired texture. Once your nuts are processed, remove from machine and add in whole dates to process as well.
*If you do not want to process the ingredients, you can buy sliced nuts and minced dried dates from the store.
In a large bowl, put in the oats.
Then put in your remaining dry ingredients, including the nuts and dates.
Once everything is Combine in a large bowl; toss to combine. Then add in your wet ingredients like the oil, vanilla, and liquid sweeteners.
Once every piece has been tossed and coated, spread out on a rimmed baking sheet evenly.
- Once its cooled and crisp, you can mix in 1 cup dried cherries, raisins, and/or cranberries. You can also add in vegan chocolate chips or anything else you would enjoy in this granola. Store in an airtight at room temperature. Serve the granola by itself of for a protein boost, serve over vegan yogurt. Pairs with plenty of fruits and great as a in between snack. You can't go wrong with this sweet and crunchy treat. Enjoy!