Granola sweetened with dates {vegan, gluten-free}

Granola sweetened with dates {vegan, gluten-free} - A pinch of meGranola is one of those things, people believe is healthy, but it normally contains a whole lot of sugar, which is a shame because all the other ingredients in itself are good for you. Since granola has to taste sweet I changed the sugar/honey/maple normally used for dates, which makes me confident to say, it now really is a healthy option for breakfast/snacking/…  This was the first version I made, and it’s a bit basic. At this right moment I’m baking some other versions with ginger and goji berries, so feel free to change the ingredients to your own taste.

  • 4 dates
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup sliced coconut
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Granola sweetened with dates {vegan, gluten-free} - A pinch of me

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 140˚ Celsius.
  • Pit dates and combine with water in a small sauce pan. Cook until dates begin to break down and become soft. Stir them so you get a sauce.
  • Whisk together the date mixture and melted coconut oil. Combine with oats, coconut, salt, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Stir until oats are coated.
  • Pour out onto a covered baking tray and bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so until oats are golden.

Note: Pure oatmeal does not contain gluten. However, most oatmeal brands on the market today are not pure — they contain oats that have been cross-contaminated with a tiny bit of wheat, barley and/or rye. Since those grains do have gluten in them, that cross-contamination makes most oatmeal brands unsafe on the gluten-free diet.

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  • Sophie Legrève

    Geproefd en ontzettend hard goedgekeurd! Kijk al uit naar morgenvroeg voor mijn tweede portie. Dank je superStef!