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Easy vegan granola

Easy vegan granola recipe. Made with rolled oats, peanut butter, nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Naturally sweetened with maple syrup, oil and gluten free. Healthy breakfast full of fiber.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cereal, granola
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 431kcal
Author: Maria

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats (use certified gluten free if making this for someone with celiac disease. )
  • ¾ cups peanut butter (runny peanut butter works best. Read notes for substitution)
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup nuts and seeds of choice (pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, pistachios)
  • 1 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries or dates)

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the rolled oats, peanut butter, maple syrup, salt, vanilla, cinnamon and nuts and seeds. Mix well until the peanut butter and maple syrup are evenly distributed.
    3 cups rolled oats, ¾ cups peanut butter, ½ cup maple syrup, ¼ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, 1 cup nuts and seeds of choice, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pour the oatmeal mixture on a lined baking sheet and spread out evenly. If you want your granola to have nice clumps, press the granola down into the pan with the back of a spatula.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring halfway. If you want clumpy granola, press the granola into the pan again after stirring. Take out of the oven and let it cool completely on the pan, without stirring it. Once it cools, break it apart to your desired consistency and add dried fruit, or chocolate chips if you'd like.
    1 cup dried fruit
  • Store in an airtight container in your pantry, in the fridge or even in the freezer. If you freeze the granola, make sure to let it come to room temperature before eating.

Notes

Don't add the dried fruit or chocolate chips until after the granola cools. Baking the dried fruit makes it too chewy and makes the chocolate chips melt. 
If you're allergic to peanuts, you can substitute the peanut butter for any other kind of nut butter. Or ⅓ cup of neutral tasting oil. 
If making this recipe for someone with celiac disease make sure all ingredients are gluten free. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy vegan granola
Amount per Serving
Calories
431
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
23
g
35
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
12
g
Sodium
 
190
mg
8
%
Potassium
 
454
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
47
g
16
%
Fiber
 
7
g
29
%
Sugar
 
17
g
19
%
Protein
 
13
g
26
%
Vitamin A
 
4
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
70
mg
7
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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