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 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.


  1. Hi Erica,
    Wow, what a great way to start the day. Thank you for sharing your delectable Maple 'Bacon' Granola recipe with us at the Plant Based Potluck Party!

  2. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I can't wait to see what you share this week! Its LIVE!

    Cindy from