Granola that’s better than a cinnamon bun
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.
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.
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
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.