The basic, everyday granola recipe you need in your cooking arsenal! Only 3 ingredients, vegan, and gluten-free, this easy recipe is perfect for adding your favorite mix-ins to. Crispy, crunchy, and only sweetened with dates!
Are you a granola lover? I am. I have been since I was little. There’s a famous granola recipe that’s been passed down from my great grandmother all the way down to my mom in my family. My mom’s been making homemade granola ever since I can remember and I’ve always enjoyed munching and crunching on it. Whether it’s on its own or with ice cold soy milk (don’t ask me why it always has to be soy milk!), I LOVE granola.
In a way, it’s more fun than cereal! There are just so many ingredient combinations that can create a ton of different varieties. It can be sweet, it can be savory, it can be crunchy, it can be chewy. The possibilities are endless when it comes to granola.
There are certain foods that I think everyone should know how to cook/bake. A good pasta dish, nicely charred grilled chicken, classic chocolate chip cookies, and hearty soup….to name a few. Another one of those is granola. In my opinion, EVERYONE should have a basic granola recipe to turn to.
I’ve shared a bunch of granola recipes in the past….
….but never a basic recipe to start with if you’re new to granola making. Sometimes simplicity is best and the recipe I am sharing with you today proves that. It’s my go-to basic Date-Sweetened Granola recipe that I base all my other granola recipes on. It’s easy to make, sweet in taste, and super easy to customize no matter what flavor you’re thinking of making.
- 1 ½ cups puffed rice cereal
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 3 tbsp Medjool date paste
- Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients until everything is well coated. Evenly spread oat mixture on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring half way through.
Vegan, gluten-free, date-sweetened, and only 3 ingredients! It doesn’t get any better than that. Granola can get complicated…but it doesn’t have to be. You can totally make this recipe as is OR add in some fun ingredients to make a new variety. Here are some of my favorite mix-ins…
+nuts and seeds
+spices and herbs (for a savory version)
+dried fruit (add after baking so it doesn’t burn)
-shredded coconut or coconut flakes
–coconut oil or walnut oil
-nut or seed butter
Like I said above, the possibilities are ENDLESS.
Do you like granola?
What’s your favorite kind of granola? Homemade or store-bought?
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