A super sweet friend of mine came to visit one day and brought me a little bag of granola. My dear friend is from California and very health conscious, so I was curious about the ingredients. There were only five ingredients listed on the bag, one of which was butter. Oats, honey, salt, and cashews were also listed. Here’s my vegan version:
4 C old-fashioned oats
2 C chopped pecans
1/2 C Nutiva butter flavor coconut oil, melted
1/2 C maple syrup
1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. In a mixing bowl combine oats, pecans, and oil. Stir until the oil covers all of the oats and pecans. Add the maple syrup and salt and stir. Dump the mixture on to the cookie sheet and spread it evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the oats are golden brown. This granola smells so great while it’s baking.
It can be stored in the refrigerator for a week or so. Try the granola on some cashew yogurt or with some almond milk. It’s also great to eat by the handful! Sometimes I can’t stop eating it…
The buttery coconut oil isn’t always at the store, so use this link below to get yours!