Granola that’s better than a cinnamon bun

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We go through a lot of granola, and even if you buy a good quality one, it’s an expensive habit that will add a lot of sugar and vegetable oil to your breakfast routine.

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This vegan, gluten and refined sugar free granola will be the best smelling thing you’ve ever made in your house. It’s that good. You can also use this recipe as a jumping off point and vary the nuts, add dried fruit, chia seeds or whatever else you happen to have in your cupboards.

You can use gluten-free oats, I like to use local oats from Adagio Acres.

And it’s easy too.

Prepped dry ingredients

Prepped dry ingredients

Dry ingredients
4 cups oats
1 cup buckwheat groats
1 cup chopped raw almonds
1 cup unsulphured shredded coconut
4 Tbsp organic cinnamon
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Wet ingredients
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup pitted dates
5 Tbsp melted coconut oil
4 Tbsp water
4 tsp vanilla extract

Note: Organic cinnamon (available at Vita Health) is essential for this recipe. Conventional cinnamon will make your granola a very dusty, dark brown and it won’t have the gorgeous aroma or great flavour.

Combine all your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Then put all your wet ingredients in a blender and blend into a sauce. Pour the sauce over the dry ingredients and mix to combine.

Spread a thin layer on a baking sheet and pop into a 300 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes. Mix every 10 minutes.

Allow to cool then store in an airtight container or in your fridge.