Healthy Vegan Energy Boost Granola


These past days I have just been obsessed with granola. I have made a large batch almost every single day, because apparently I am not the only one in the house that enjoys this. In fact, almost every time I see any one of my family members in the kitchen, they are always chomping down on a handful of granola. So far I have made somewhat different granola versions every time, by alternating what kind of nuts I use, and I have only uploaded one specific granola recipe here before. So the main difference between this granola and the Crunchy Hazelnut Granola recipe I uploaded a little while back, is that this one contains no nuts just delicious seeds and raisins, and even though they contain a lot of the basic ingredients in common, they taste completely different.

When it comes to any kind of granola I love having it plain, as a snack. I just pour it into a small container and have it as my school lunch along with an apple. It really does not need to be eaten with milk (plant-based of course), though it tastes amazing with that as well. I also mentioned in my recipe for the Spinach and Pear Green Smoothie that I like to top it with a tablespoon of this granola, just for added taste and texture.


Ingredients, makes 1 medium jar:
  • 3 cups oats
  • 2 cups dates
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup mixed seeds (I used equal amounts of sesame, flax, pumpkin and sunflower seeds)
  • 1/2-1 cup raisins
Directions:
  1. In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients, and mix this roughly. Measure out the water, vanilla essence and dates, and blend this until completely smooth in a food processor. Pour this into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until all the liquid has been absorbed, and you have a chunky batter (save the raisins for later).
  2. Spread the uncooked granola out on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 150 degrees Celcius/280 degrees Fahrenheit for 45-60 minutes. Stir well every 10-15 minutes to get the most even result as possible. When the granola is golden brown let it sit in the oven turned off for 20 minutes (open door if they are a bit well cooked). After that let it chill completely before mixing in the raisins, and store this in an airtight jar.

You can absolutely tailor this recipe to your liking, by adding different seeds that you prefer and using whatever dried fruit you want. You can even try and add in some chopped Homemade Dried Apple Rings and cinnamon, instead of the raisins.

Let me know if you liked this recipe, and enjoy!

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