Vegan Flax and Oat Granola

Posted by: on Jun 27, 2012 | 4 Comments

I am super happy with this granola recipe. To be fair, I did use this recipe as a starting point. However, per usual I didn’t have all the ingredients and I don’t like going to the store to get more stuff just to make a new recipe. I like to use what I have.  And I didn’t want to make a whole batch in case I didn’t like it. So, I split it in half and did some tweaking. I would have liked to add nuts of some kind but I didn’t have any soaked and ready to go. So, I left the nuts off. This was so tasty that I’m not even sorry there weren’t any nuts.

P.S. This granola would go really well with my Lemon Greek Yogurt and Blueberry Compote. Although, this morning I had it with plain organic yogurt and cooked sugar plums.

Ingredients

2 cups rolled oats

1/4 cup flax seeds

3/4 t. cinnamon

3/4 t. ground ginger

1/8 t. ground nutmeg (I suggest freshly grated.)

1/4 cup apple juice

1/8-1/4 cup honey (or agave)

1/8-1/4 cup coconut oil

1 t. vanilla

few handfuls mixed dried fruit

Directions

  1. Place oats, flax, and spices in a bowl and mix.
  2. Combine apple juice, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla and add to the dry ingredients.
  3. Mix well until the dry ingredients are coated.
  4. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and spread mixture out evenly (should be a single layer).
  5. Bake at 300 until golden brown, stirring every 20 or so minutes.
  6. Once cool, add a few handfuls of your favorite dried fruit or dried fruit mix.
  7. Enjoy your granola filled breakfast!

4 Comments

  1. jenny
    June 27, 2012

    I can’t wait to try it.

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    • Hali
      June 27, 2012

      Hi Jenny! Let me know how it comes out!!

      Reply
  2. Beth
    June 29, 2012

    I am so excited to try this one. But truthfully, I don’t even know what a nutmeg looks like or where to get one from! Can we just use ground nutmeg that we get at the store and what’s the difference?

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    • Hali
      June 30, 2012

      Yes! You can use ground nutmeg. I got whole nutmeg from a natural foods store that sold bulk spices (in my old town, not sure I’ll be able to find it here). It just means that it’s a little fresher. If the ground nutmeg sits around for awhile it can start to loose it’s flavor. I hope you enjoy the granola. I really like it. :)

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