My perfect morning starts with a smoothie or with a granola bowl and almond milk! It’s super filling and in the same time vegan and gluten free!
This is my granola base. You can add many toppings like goji berries (add them at the end of the cooking time because they’ll burn easily and became very sweet and bitter…), cacao nibs, any nuts, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, chia seeds, hemp seeds… Be creative!
You can easily find gluten free oats. Even if you don’t have any sensibility to gluten and it doesn’t give you stomach pain or bloating, eating gluten free can be useful if you want to loose weight. Gluten free whole grains are healthier than regular grains and I highly recommend to eat whole grains especially the gluten free ones like oats, quinoa and rice..Print
DATES & NUTS GRANOLA
- 4 cups of gluten free oats
- 1/3 cup of honey
- 1/3 cup of walnut or almond or coconut oil
- 2 cups of pitted dates
- 2 cups of nuts
- 1/2 cup of water
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Dispose parchment paper in a large baking pan.
- Blend dates until smooth.
- Mix all the ingredients together except nuts.
- When homogenous, add the nuts.
- Add to baking pan.
- Bake for 45 minutes until slightly golden brown.
- Let cool completely and refrigerate for 2 hours before cutting or storing in a jar.
- Granola can be store in the fridge for about a week and in the freezer for two months!
Nicoletta @sugarlovespices says
I’ve recently made my own granola, and now I can’t go back buying the store bought one! Love yours with dates and nuts. I have to refill my jar, going to make this one!
Julia (@imagelicious) says
This is one delicious looking granola! I bet coconut oil gives it a nice tropical flavour! I love the addition of dates, never thought of adding them to granola, I usually use cranberries
Kelly Ohnona says
Dattes are actually a really good natural sweetener 😉 the coconut flavor is very delicate and not strong so super nice contrast with the rest of ingredients 🙂
I make granola relatively often, but I’ve never used pureed dates as the sweetener (generally I use a glob of honey or maple syrup)- I’ll have to give that a try next time!
Kelly Ohnona says
honey is the best but I tried pureed dattes to change and it’s so delicious!! hope you’ll like it!
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