Sips, Sweets & Snacks

Goji Berry Granola with Golden Raisins

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Making granola is seriously one of the easiest and most rewarding recipes I’ve ever come across, and I honestly don’t know why people don’t make it at home more often! I’ve experimented with all sorts of delicious combinations of fruit, nuts, and seeds, and so far I’ve come up with a great tropical pineapple recipe (coming soon!), a simple maple almond raisin mix, and the most healthy of the lot, Goji berry with golden raisins!

This granola recipe is loaded with antioxidants and protein dense seeds, and it has a perfect sweet flavour that offsets the tart taste of the goji berries. I love having a bowl with my smoothie in the morning, or better yet, using it to top off an acai bowl! I posted a picture on Instagram a few weeks ago, and so many of you asked for the recipe that I decided to share it here! Let me know if you try it?

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Ingredients

-2.5 cups gluten free rolled oats
-1/3 cup sunflower seeds
-1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
-1/3 cup goji berries
-1/4 cup chia seeds
-1/4 cup flax seeds
-1/4 cup hemp hearts
-1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
-1/2 cup maple syrup
-1/4 cup agave
-1/4 cup melted earth balance
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1 tsp organic vanilla extract
-1 cup golden raisins

Method

Mix all the dry ingredients together except the raisins, then add in the wet ingredients and stir until everything is well covered. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet, and bake for 30-35 minutes at 250, stirring and rotating the pan every 10 minutes (this rule applies to all types of granola!) Once The granola is golden brown and no longer wet, take the pan out of the oven and mix in the raisins. Let everything cool, then store into an airtight container and use within two weeks. If you can’t finish the whole batch before it goes stale, or want to make a bigger batch, give jars of granola to friends and family!

Recipe adapted from The Simple Veganista

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