Gluten Free, WFPB, Refined Sugar Free and Oil Free
Granola really should be its own food group. Don’t you agree? For my loyal followers (yes, mom and Darcy, I’m talking to you), I believe I have FINALLY found the crispiest, crunchiest version of my beloved granola. I am here to share it with you and every granola lover out there. My super secret ingredient (aquafaba) gives it the crunch that we all crave.
This version starts with a base of both rolled oats, millet and (optional) walnuts. For a nut free option, you could certainly switch to sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. I sweetened this with a date puree made with medjool dates. I prefer the sweetness and the texture of the medjool dates, but if you are unable to find them, try deglet noor dates. You will need to double the amount of deglet if you go that route.
I made this batch with the standard raisins, but I have experimented with dried blueberries and some lemon zest and that makes a wonderful alternative.
This granola is great for just snacking on its own or added to some plant based yogurt and fruit for a breakfast sundae. It is delicious combined with hot steel cut oats or try decorating your smoothie bowl with a few handfuls. There are no wrong ways to enjoy this treat!
I hope you give this a try. Tag me @heidicooksplants with your photo and leave me a comment!
Looking for a super easy dish to share for the holidays? This vegan 7 layer Mexican dip comes together in just a few minutes with ingredients that you’ve probably already got. This plant based, vegan dip is ALWAYS a crowd-pleaser when I bring it to a party. It’s so good that all the non-vegans will be asking you for the recipe!
This Mexican dip is so simple to put together, I even make this for dinner when I want an easy (almost) no-cook night. The directions are pretty forgiving. Once you layer in the refried beans, salsa and lettuce, all the other ingredients can be added in any order. You can get as plain or fancy as you like!
Crispy, crunchy, salty and sweet granola. It’s the perfect balance of everything you want in a granola with the added benefit that it is plant based, vegan and oil free. This granola is everything you need in one stop shopping.
If you’ve seen the popular recipes for tahini chocolate chip cookie recipes like I have, this will satisfy that craving with a lot less work than making cookies! This crunchy granola is sweetened with date paste–so it is free of refined sugars and the let me tell you….the crunch is real!! See for yourself.
My easy recipe is one bowl—couldn’t be any easier! The hardest part is waiting for the granola to cool before you dig in! I hope you enjoy it.