Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Maple 'Bacon' Granola (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
Oh yes, I did. I dreamed up this tasty little granola treat that is beyond belief. I knew it would be magnificent so I munched up the rest of my Gingerbread Granola so I could cook up a new batch. All I have to say is OMG!!
This was my first time making coconut bacon and it was as easy as it is delicious.
And is there any flavour more fall-like than maple? Perfect for the gorgeous autumn weather we're having...my very favorite (18 Celsius and sunny).
The girls, unfortunately, are not fans. I don't blame them though, as a kid I hated anything that tasted remotely 'smokey'. But the good news is, I get all this granola to myself...unless the husband dares to share.
Maple 'Bacon' Granola
1.5 cups coconut bacon (homemade like this or purchased)
1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup pure maple syrup (the darker the better!)
2 tbls coconut oil, melted
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
1/2 tsp sea salt
6 cups unsweetened, puffed brown rice or millet cereal
4 cups large flake oats (gluten-free, if necessary)
1 cup uncooked millet
Optional add-ins: 1/2 cup raisins, chopped dates or figs, dried apricots, etc.
Whisk together wet ingredients in a large bowl. Pour dry ingredients into bowl and mix well until completely coated. Spread onto 2 large baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, switching position of pans and stirring half way through. Let cool and then toss with coconut bacon and 1/2 cup of desired dried fruit.
Keep in air tight container for up to 3 months.
This recipe was brought to Urban Naturale's Plant-Based Pot-Luck Party Blog Hop and Vegetarian Mamma's Gluten-Free Friday.