Granola is one thing I never ate before I went vegan. I always had the same old chocolate muesli and never switched it up. I mean chocolate muesli is good (vegan chocolate muesli of course) but changing up your food every now and again is even better.
But in the last few years I have tested a bunch of different granolas. Many store-bought and just as many homemade ones.
They both have their pros and cons. Store-bought are very much appreciated during busy times or if I want something a little sweeter since they tend to have loads more sugar than my homemade ones. I know, I know, sugar is bad for you but when you come from a past of restriction and developed fears of certain food groups it’s necessary to confront yourself with them over and over again. At least I need to do that otherwise I develop those fears again.
That’s why this recipe also contains some coconut oil and maple syrup. But if you’re up for a super clean granola recipe, I’ve got your back on that as well.
I’m currently staying at my parents for a while and since they have no idea about good (vegan) food they, of course, didn’t have any granola here and there is also no DM (drugstore) nearby where I could buy my favorite granola, so I had to make my own.
The good thing about granola is you can just add whatever you want and it will turn out yummy. But I’ve jotted down the recipe for you anyway, so if you’re new to the concept of homemade granola you can just stick to it or mix it up completely and just take it as an inspiration.
This granola has lots of great ingredients that are really good for you. Since I’m trying to up my fat intake (hormonal problem, let me know if you wanna read more about that topic) I’ve added lots of differents nuts and seeds. But they don’t just up the fat they also add a long list of good for you vitamins and minerals.
I love adding my granola to basically all my breakfasts. I eat them on top of my oatmeal, coconut or soy yogurt even on waffles or pancakes. And I also love adding it to a bowl with lots of fruit and plant milk. Or just snack it by the handful while working on my laptop.