I love this recipe because I am always looking for ways to avoid added sugars while still enjoying the things I like. I am A-ok with fruit sugar as it comes in a perfect form from nature packed with nutrients, enzymes and phytochemicals and is easy for your body to recognize and digest! This lightened up granola cuts out all of the oil and added sweeteners found in most store bought granolas without sacrificing any bit of yumminess. Enjoy!
Suja Fuel Granola (Vegan, Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free)
- 1 ½ cups certified gluten free rolled oats
- ½ cup buckwheat
- ½ cup chopped walnuts and macadamias (mixed)
- ¾ cup Suja Fuel
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp coconut butter
- ¼ cup raisins or goji berries
- Pinch of sea salt to taste
Preheat oven to 300. Mix the dry ingredients (oats, buckwheat, cinnamon, chia seeds, fruit, sea salt and nuts) together in a large mixing bowl. In a smaller bowl mix together the juice, vanilla extract, and coconut butter (you may need to warm this to soften to a spreadable consistency). Then pour over the dry ingredients and mix well. Place a sheet of parchment or foil onto a baking sheet, and spread your granola over the sheet in an even layer. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through to ensure both sides cook evenly.