Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pomegranate-Coconut Granola (Vegan, GF)

You may not know this, but Jenn and I are cereal fiends! We will buy a huge box of cereal and it will literally only last one single day. We just love it! We were inspired by edible perspective's recipes for granola, and decided to make our own! We replaced the applesauce with pomegranate seed puree, if you want a stronger pomegranate flavour you can easily substitute the puree for juice, the seeds just add extra fibre. As well we added a berry tea bag, this made ALL the difference, if you have pomegranate tea, all the better, but we used acai berry. The results were a very berry-licious breakfast cereal :)

1 cup GF oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
3 tbsp ground flaxseed
4 tbsp brown rice syrup, agave, maple syrup, or honey (we used honey)
3 tbsp pomegranate juice (see description above)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp hemp oil
1 tea bag worth of berry tea leaves
Pinch of salt
Varied dried fruit

Preheat oven to 325. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl except for tea. Combine wet ingredients +tea in another bowl. Combine wet into dry. Stir until combined. Spread evenly onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring granola with a spatula every 5 minutes to prevent burning. It will still be soft after 30 minutes, allow to cool and it will harden up. Mix in dried fruit. Makes 3 bowls of cereal.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! This granola looks so fresh and wonderful. Plus, there's no gluten-nice! I wish more people would make themselves granola at home. It's easy, healthy, and blows the stuff at the store away;-)