I love granola. I love it a lot.
I could eat a whole bag of it without even thinking about it. I'm actually eating some right now as I type this out. Surprise!
Now I usually navigate toward KIND granola because all KIND products are absolutely fantastic in my opinion. But if you eat as much as I do, it can get pricey!
So I figured that I could get creative and try to make my own granola this past week. It was the best and worst idea I've had.
It was the best idea because it's so delicious, but at the same time it was the worst idea because it makes me want to go on a strict granola only diet. (Yes, I love it that much.)
The best thing about granola recipe's is that you have a lot of freedom with them. You can follow the recipe I give you or you can use it to give yourself some creative ideas of your own. (If you do that, I'd love for you to share them with me!)
The recipe I'm going to share with you is gluten free and vegan. A win win for everyone :)
If you've read my Gluten Sensitivity Post then you already know that I've began a gluten free lifestyle this past week. So this is my first official gluten free recipe. Exciting, right?!
1/2 cup oats (I used Bob's)
1/8 cup dried cranberries
1/8 cup almonds
2 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1/8 cup chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil (liquified)
1 1/2 tablespoon agave
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Add in coconut oil and agave and mix until incorporated. Spread mixture out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes, removing granola at halfway point to mix around a bit.
Remove from oven and let cool completely. (Good luck with that step!) Then enjoy!
This is a great single serving for breakfast served with a glass or you could save it and just use it to top yogurts, ice cream, fruit bowls, etc. Endless possibilities! Mmmm.