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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Baked oatmeal apple mini muffins

Trust me, you will not be able to get enough of these muffins!

Recipe:

1 cup oat flout

1/2 cup of oats

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

Pinch of salt

1 tbsp cinnamon

2 ripe bananas mashed

2 tbsp melted coconut oil

3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

1 flax egg

1 small apple dices

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl. Add in liquid ingredients and whisk together. Pour into muffin tray. Add apples to top of better. Bake for 20 minutes.

 

*Recipe and photo courtesy of Tone It Up Nutrition 31 Day Plan*