The problem with buying granola is it’s high in sugar and when you make it at home, you decide the quality and quantity of your sweetener.

I love the smell of freshly baked home made granola and that is this week’s recipe – an easy  vegan granola that you can make at home.

Have you tried making your own granola?

When making your own granola you know exactly what’s gone into it and you use the best ingredients too.  It has no added oil, preservatives or refined sugars.  The recipe uses real foods and uses natural sweeteners.

I store it in an air tight container and it keeps for up to 2 weeks but it never lasts that long as is always so popular in our home.

Home Made Vegan Granola

Dry Ingredients
5 cups rolled oats
2 cups chopped nuts (your choice of cashews, walnuts, almonds, etc)
2 cups pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
1 cup shredded coconut
¾ tsp cinnamon powder
½ tsp sea salt
¾ cup cut dried fruit (cherries, dates, plums, etc)

Wet Ingredients:
1/2 cup nut butter
¾ cup maple syrup 
½ cup coconut oil
Preheat the oven to 150°c. Line a baking dish with parchment paper.

In a large bowl combine together all the dry ingredients. 
Add all the wet ingredients in a pan and heat on a low heat.  Pour this over the dry ingredients ensuring all dry ingredients are fully coated.   
Spread the granola evenly onto a baking dish lined with baking paper.  Bake for 25-30 minutes, and turning over once. 
Remove from the oven and allow it to cool. Store in an airtight glass container for up to two weeks.