Homemade Granola// Vegan & Gluten Free

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I am so excited to share this gluten free and vegan granola. What I am most stoked about is that it only has 1 tablespoon of added sugar, and its not even refined white or brown sugar. Its coconut sugar!!

Why I even wanted to wanted to create my own version of V & GF granola is because I have been experiencing symptoms of gluten intolerance and even noticed since my daughter has been slightly bloated since we have been giving her our bread.  I had cut out all our gluten from our breads, crackers, cookies etc. but I didn’t even think to cut out our granola that was store bought, mostly because it was basically oats and other yummy crunchy-ness and I didn’t think about it.  We eat granola all the time and I couldnt figure out why I was so bloated still…well it was because our Kashi Granola was full of wheat! The I also noticed its full or sugar…cane sugar.  This is the case of most granola and health cereals.

So I wanted to create my own version, in bulk!! For way cheaper and healthier!

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Directions //

  • Oven is set to 300 degrees
  • line a bake sheet with parchment paper
  • Add all of your dry ingredients to a bowl and mix!
  • melt coconut oil and mix with your maple syrup into your dry ingredients
  • pour onto your sheet, press down firmly and make it 1/2 inch thick
  • split down the middle so air can pass through the oats
  • bake for 15 minutes then rotate the pan and bake for another 15 minutes, DO NOT TOUCH THE GRANOLA! It will be mushy still and delicate.
  • remove from oven and let cool/stand and get crunchy for 30 minutes

Ingredients //

  • 2 C Oats
  • 1 1/2 Cup nuts/seeds chopped (pepitas, peanuts, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, walnuts)
  • 1/2 C Dried Fruit chopped
  • 1/4 C Flaxseed meal/flour
  • 1 teas Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teas Nutmeg
  • 1 Tbl Coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbl Coconut oil
  • 1/4 C Maple Syrup
  • (not vegan) You can add some sustainably sourced honey! We love to support the Bees!

Leave a comment if you are going to try this or if you did and loved it!

 

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