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Vegan Coconut Oil Quinoa Granola

Vegan Coconut Oil Quinoa Granola
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Vegan Coconut Oil Quinoa Granola

Created by Simply Quinoa for the 2015 Blogger Ambassador Program Vegan Coconut Oil Quinoa Granola is a delicious dish made with Ancient Harvest Products. For Quinoa Flakes cooking instructions and recipe ideas, visit our How To Use Quinoa Flakes page.

Prep Time: 10
Total Time: 45

Ingredients

  • 3 cups oats, divided
  • 1 cup Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flakes
  • 1 cup crispy brown rice cereal
  • 1 cup puffed millet cereal
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (or nuts of choice)
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds (or seeds of choice)
  • 8 – 10 dates
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla powder (or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons creamy nut butter (anything will work)
  • ¼ cup water

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Add 2 cups oats, quinoa flakes, cereals, nuts and seeds to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Remove pits from dates and add them to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse 8  to 10 times to break them apart, then add remaining 1 cup of oats and process until oats are ground and dates are cut into even pieces, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add date-oat mixture to the bowl, followed by cinnamon, vanilla (unless you’re using extract) and salt. Toss to combine.
  5. In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil, syrup, nut butter and water together. If you’re using vanilla extract, add that to the pan as well. Whisk until smooth.
  6. Pour wet ingredients over dry and mix until everything is evenly coated. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake on the center rack for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring the granola around a few times so as not to burn it.
  7. Once golden brown, remove from oven and let cool completely before storing.
Servings: 10-12