Crunchy Chewy Vegan Granola
I absolutely love making my own granola. You save a ton of money, you can customize it to fit what you like, and it tastes so much better.
When I say customize what I mean is you can pick what kind of nuts you mix in there and decide if you want raisins or dried cranberries or other dried fruit. You can also pick the spices you add like cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice is yummy too. You can even get creative with adding different extracts instead of vanilla like almond or coconut.
I made this recipe vegan by swapping honey for maple syrup which changes the flavor a little, for the better as far as I'm concerned.
Once you make your own granola you won't go back, it tastes so much better, it's so fresh, and it's personalized!
Use this recipe as a base and customize it to make it yours!
Preheat oven to 350°
What You Will Need
4 Cups of old fashioned rolled oats.
1 Cup of pecans, chopped. Or nuts of your choice.
½ Cup of pepitas (pumpkin seeds).
1 Tsp. Of sea salt.
1 Tsp. Of cinnamon or spice of your choice.
1 Tsp. Of vanilla.
½ Cup coconut oil, melted.
½ Cup pure maple syrup.
½ Cup unsweetened coconut flakes. Optional.
What You Need To Do
Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix ingredients I a large bowl until completely combined. Place on baking sheet and spread out into an even layer.
Bake for 21-24 minutes or until slightly golden. Stir once after 10 minutes.
The mixture will continue to get crunchy while it cools.
Enjoy your granola by itself, as a topping on yogurt, or drenched in some almond milk with fresh blueberries!
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