Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
As far as I'm concerned, it's ALWAYS granola weather. I love this recipe and make it in bulk all the time! I don't get tired of it because I mix up how I eat it - sometimes with almond milk, sometimes with vegan yogurt, sometimes with fresh fruit, sometimes with dried fruit. Honestly, what can't you do with good old granola?
I love making my own granola as I usually find the store-bought options to be a little too sweet for my liking. I typically cut back the maple syrup in this particular recipe but the great thing is that you can customize it to suit your own taste buds. If you do make your granola less sweet, you can always add a little sugar the healthy way by serving it with some delicious fresh seasonal fruit such as berries, banana, or stone fruits like peaches and apricots. Make sure you store your granola in an airtight container so it stays fresh and crunchy.
3 cups oats
1 ½ cup chopped almonds
½ cup coconut flakes
¼ cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
Pinch salt (to taste)
½ cup coconut oil (melted)
½ cup maple syrup (can be reduced if desired)
Almond milk (to serve)
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine melted coconut oil and maple syrup, pour over dry ingredients and stir well. Once the mixture is combined, pour onto an unlined baking sheet and spread into a single layer.
Bake for 40 minutes at 300F, stirring halfway through. When done, remove from oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. Serve with almond milk or your favorite vegan yogurt and fresh fruit if desired - and enjoy!
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