A quick and easy homemade granola with no oil and maple syrup as a sweetener. You will often find store-bought granolas are full of hidden oils and sugars. Making your own takes no time at all and you can make it how YOU like it. Don't like mango? Use another dried fruit. Don't like macadamia nuts (what's wrong with you!?) Use another nut. Like most of my recipes you can suit this to your taste.
Having homemade granola in our pantry is a must. It is a staple in our house as we all love it. We use it with our homemade Instant Pot Coconut Milk Yogurt.
Pure energy...lightly sweetened, crunchy, and oh so good!
This is an easy recipe to whip up on the weekend and eat throughout the week. It is great on yogurt or in a bowl with some of your favorite dairy-free milk.
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup buckwheat groats
1 cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
1/4 cup hemp seeds
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 coconut flakes
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp salt (omit if macadamia nuts are salted)
1/2 chopped dried mango, chopped into small pieces - add in after cooked and cooled
Preheat oven to 325˚
Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat baking mat.
Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl except the dried mango. Add in your maple syrup and extracts. Give them a good mix ensuring all of the dry ingredients are coated with the wet ingredients.
Spread evenly on your baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Give a quick mix halfway through to ensure even baking. Watch the edges towards the end so they don't burn.
Once it is done in the oven allow it to cool then stir in the dried mango.
Store it in an airtight container. It will store nicely in the pantry for several weeks.
Be sure your dried fruit has one ingredient - the fruit. You don't want the added oil and sugars that a lot of dried fruits have. Freeze dried fruits are often a good choice.
You could also add in a few tablespoons of chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds
Only have shredded coconut? Use that instead!
Want to give it a different spin - switch up the dried fruits, the nuts, or sub one of the teaspoons of cinnamon for cardamom or pumpkin pie spice.
Eat it with yogurt, in a bowl with some dairy-free milk, on top of ice cream, alone as a snack, anyway you like it!
This also goes well on smoothie bowls. Try my Sunrise Smoothie Bowl.
What fruit or nuts would you use in your granola?