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Whole Grain Granola

Though buying granola at the store is certainly convenient, I find great pleasure in making my own and knowing it is free of additives, preservatives, or artificial flavorings. Here is a basic vegan granola recipe that boasts whole grain goodness, dried f

I've been on a granola kick this winter -- stirring it into pancake and quick bread batters, sprinkling it on fruit, or swiping up handfuls as a crunchy, filling snack. Though buying granola at the store is certainly convenient, I find great pleasure in making my own and knowing it is free of additives, preservatives, or artificial flavorings. This is a basic vegan granola recipe that boasts whole grain goodness, dried fruits, nuts, and maple syrup.
I've been on a granola kick this winter -- stirring it into pancake and quick bread batters, sprinkling it on fruit, or swiping up handfuls as a crunchy, filling snack. Though buying granola at the store is certainly convenient, I find great pleasure in making my own and knowing it is free of additives, preservatives, or artificial flavorings. This is a basic vegan granola recipe that boasts whole grain goodness, dried fruits, nuts, and maple syrup.

Whole Grain Granola

Makes 5-1/2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats

  • 1 cup rye flakes

  • 1 cup quinoa flakes

  • 1/3 cup wheat germ

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons black strap molasses

  • 1 cup raw nuts or seeds of your choice

  • 1 cup dried blueberries, cherries, or other dried fruit


Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. and grease a large rimmed baking sheet.

  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, rye, quinoa, wheat germ, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and brown sugar.

  3. In a small bowl, stir together oil, syrup, and molasses. Pour over dry ingredients and stir to coat.

  4. Spread granola onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes.

  5. Add nuts, stirring to combine, and bake another 10 minutes or until granola begins to lightly brown.

  6. Stir in dried fruit and let granola cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


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