Friday, August 13, 2010

Hazelnut-Hemp Granola (GF)

Ok I made a batch of this stuff yesterday and I totally burnt it because I forgot to stir it! And when Jac found out she stopped talking to me. Until today! Because we made a perfect batch to golden brown perfection! I literally opened the oven every five minutes to make sure it wasn't burning. Gah!

4 cups large flake oats (For gluten-free: make sure they are pure/GF oats)
2 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut
1 cup whole hazelnuts
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1 cup honey
3/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
1/2 cup raisins
    It's pretty simple; just mix all the ingredients in a big bowl and empty onto a baking sheet. Bake in a 325 F oven and mix around the granola every 10 minutes for 40 minutes. Just make sure it's a deep golden brown. When it's done, stir it up one final time and compress it so when it cools you can break it up and have clusters cause that's clearly the best part.
    Fields of Granola
    The original recipe came from Barefoot Contessa. We replaced the sweetened coconut with unsweetened and added more honey to make up for sweetness. We used safflower oil instead of canola because it's the only baking oil left that supposedly, isn't genetically modified (buy organic!) :o. I asked Jac what hemp seeds tasted like and she said hemp...but it was really subtle and made the granola taste kind of earthy but in a good way. Definitely something a hippie would eat.

    And the best part is...we put it on coconut ice cream! :) Yumyum

    "Coconut Bliss" Naked Coconut Ice Cream: best vegan ice cream of life.


    1. found this in the new recipe queue on vegweb... sorry girls, but honey is not vegan. you should use agave nectar or brown rice syrup or something.

    2. yes, I realize honey is not vegan, please excuse that lol I consider myself vegan only generally, I do eat raw honey because of its "superfood" benefits and add to granola such as this.
      I am not vegan to avoid all animal products, I am vegan to avoid genetically modified and hormone ridden foods which are commonly animal products. The honey I use is safe and local, unlike the conventional milk or eggs found in a near supermarket.

    3. Great recipe girls! We just posted on our facebook page here:

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