This simple sugar-free granola is addictive and great for meal prep. It is totally vegan, created with inexpensive staple goods, ready in 30 minutes, and easily customisable. Ideal for quick snacks or breakfasts!
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup mixed nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, cashews), chopped
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Optional: dried fruits (e.g., cranberries, raisins) for added sweetness
- Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, mixed nuts, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. Stir well to mix the ingredients evenly.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the applesauce, maple syrup or agave nectar, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and salt.
- Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until everything is well coated.
- Spread the granola mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring once or twice during cooking, until the granola is golden brown and crispy.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the granola to cool completely. It will continue to crisp up as it cools.
- If desired, stir in dried fruits for added sweetness.
- Store the cooled granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
- Calories: 200
- Total Fat: 11g
- Saturated Fat: 5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 75mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 21g
- Dietary Fiber: 4g
- Sugars: 4g
- Protein: 5g