Oh my granola! GLUTEN FREE-OIL FREE- NO REFINED SUGARS
Updated: Sep 10, 2018
Granola usually is a breakfast food and is really common in English countries. Many people still call Granola, muesli, the only difference is that the Granola is baked and sweetened while the muesli is traditionally unsweetened and not baked. Granola's original recipe consist in rolled oats, honey or sugar and nuts but nowadays we can find many different recipes with dry fruit, chocolate or other versions with other whole grains such as buckwheat or amaranth.
How many times have you wanted to indulge in some crunchy and sweet granola to only find out that even if considered an healthier option to cereal, most brands are full of refined sugars, oils and also animal products?
If like me you follow a whole food plant based diet and you can't tollerate gluten you will love this simple recipe. This version of the granola is simply made with gluten free oats, nuts and sweetened with date syrup that you can make blending dates and water.
Here the full recipe
150 gr gluten free oats
100 gr chopped almonds
100 gr sunflower seeds
100 gr pumpkin seeds
20 chopped dates
1 tbs of peanut butter or any nut butter
1/2 cup of water
1 tbs of cinnamon
1 tsp of ginger
1 tsp of nutmeg
Pre heat the oven to 150 c .
Chop dates and nuts and mix everything in a bowl leaving aside 10 dates and the other wet ingredients.
In a blender or food processor blend dates, water and nut butter. You should get a tick sauce. Add to the dry ingredients and mix homogeneously with a wooden spoon.
Spread the granola on a oven tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. For prevent from burning and for a better crunchiness on all side, mix the granola in the oven while is cooking, every 5-7 minutes.
When the granola is this colour it is ready!!
A simple tip for be sure that the granola it is really crunchy is to wait that cools down before to mix it once outside the oven.
Store in glass jars and keep it in a dry and cool place, your cupboard works just perfect. It can last up to three weeks or even a month if stored well, but trust me it will finish way before than.
This granola it not only taste good, it is reach of vitamin and minerals thanks to all the natural goodness of almonds, seeds, dates and oats.
You can enjoy it in smoothies, with plant based milk or just on their own as a quick snack for some energy, perfect before work out or if you are out for a long walk or hiking.
This is a quick recipe but you can be creative adding different nuts, such as walnuts, hazelnuts or changing the flavour adding some dark chocolate or using buckwheat as oats substitute.
Cooking is an art form and eating has to be a pleasure especially when is about healthy food, so try this way but don't be afraid to experiment and change it as you like it 🙂