My favorite vegan granola

If you are buying granola from the store STOP now! Whether you are vegan or not store brought granola is absolutely loaded with sugar.

To avoid the high sugar intake start making your own granola. It seriously cuts the amount of sugar in half.

This granola that I am loving is 100% vegan and can be paired with unsweetened almond milk or just eaten plain.

Recipe:

2 1/2 cups of rolled oats

1 cup unsweetened toasted coconut flakes

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup almond butter

1/4 cup agave or maple syrup

3 Tbsp sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 340 degrees. In a large bowl mix oats, coconut flakes, sugar, and salt in large bowl.

In a small saucepan heat almond butter, coconut oil, agave, and vanilla extract. Mix until almond butter is melted.

Pour heated mixture over oat mixture and stir until the oats are evenly coated.

Lay wax paper on a cookie sheet and spread granola evenly. Cook for 20-25 minutes.

Remove granola from cookie sheet and mix into a bowl with chocolate chips ( I use Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels. These have the least chalky taste to me).

Enjoy! ❀

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Stir fry zoodles

I have been really experimenting with recipes this week. This stir fry recipe has been a household favorite, even with my boyfriend who has been begrudgingly trying my plant based recipes. πŸ˜‰

 

Recipe:

4 zucchinis spiralized
1 cup broccoli
1 cup mushrooms
1 cup bok choy chopped
1 cup snap peas
2 red peppers chopped
2 yellow peppers chopped
1/2 yellow onion chopped

Sauce:

1 cup soy sauce
1 garlic clove chopped
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp ginger
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp sesame oil

In large pan or wok cook broccoli, mushrooms, bok choy, snap peas, peppers, and onion in sesame oil until soft. Add in zoodles with sauce cook for about 3-5 minutes. Can garnish with red pepper flakes and sesame seeds to taste!

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Enjoy!!!