Today – Homemade Vegan Granola
Look no further for the best homemade vegan granola recipe. All you need are Quaker oats, Maple syrup or honey ( I know some Vegans do not eat honey so do check out how to make your own vegan honey from dandelions here) and a few household ingredients, and you can make a healthy snack for kids.
If you want a healthy snack for kids, or for adults for that matter, you should try the best homemade vegan granola recipe out there. You can benefit by making homemade granola by avoiding preservatives and other high-calorie and fattening ingredients that make up the granola bars you will find in the grocery store. This is also helpful if you’re a student on a budget.
How to Make Homemade Vegan Granola
Try this homemade granola recipe to supplement your healthy lifestyle.
Homemade Vegan Granola Ingredients
4 cups of rolled oats
¼ cup of brown sugar
¼ cup of honey (dandelion)
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 ½ tsp of vanilla extract
1 cup of coconut (optional)
1 cup of raisins (optional)
Homemade vegan Granola Baking Directions
1. Use a large mixing bowl to combine the oats and raisins then set it aside.
2. Use a saucepan to combine the brown sugar, vegetable oil honey, and cinnamon. Bring it to a boil and then remove it from heat. Stir in the vanilla extract.
3. Pour the saucepan’s contents over the oat mixture and then stir to coat it.
4. Take a cookie sheet, cover the surface with tin foil, and pour the mixture onto it.
5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
6. Remove the cookie sheet and let the granola cool.
Homemade Vegan Granola is a Healthy Snack for Kids
When you’ve finished baking and cooling the granola, you can cut it into bars. Some prefer to crumble the granola and enjoy it with breakfast. In any case, you will want to store the finished granola in an airtight container. One perk of making granola is that you can tinker with it to suit your tastes. Some may or may not want to use coconut or raisins. Others might prefer to add flax seeds. Some might also add chocolate chips, though that would reduce the healthfulness of the food.
Another advantage of making homemade vegan granola is one of economics. Crunch some numbers when you make this recipe. You might find that buying the ingredients, and the finished granola itself is cheaper than what you will find at the grocery store. The only expensive ingredient is honey, which you might consider stocking up on when it’s on sale. Raisins and oats are generally inexpensive, but you might consider buying them at the bulk store if you only plan to use this recipe once.
Don’t be afraid to be creative with this recipe. And, if you’re feeling ambitious, consider making other healthy snack recipes like banana bread and zucchini bread. They all make for sweet and nutritious treats!