The Best No Oil Granola
I love this granola, I have it in my pantry all the time. It makes a lot, so you can keep it for a while. I use it on frozen fruit bowls and it's great mixed into non dairy yogurt. Try my recipe for Quick and Easy Tofu Yogurt. See link below.
- 3 tbsp Ground Flax Seed
- 5 tbsp Warm Water
- 2 cups Rolled Oats
- 1/4 cup each Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Coconut, Your choice, Sliced Almonds, Walnuts, or Peanuts Use raw nuts, roasted nuts usually have oil added.
- 2 tsp Cinnamon, Cardamom, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Sweet Hawaij or Apple Pie Spice mixture You can use more if you like more flavor. Spice it Your Way!
- 2-4 tbsp Maple Syrup
- Dry Fruit optional
Mix flax seeds with water and let sit while you mix together the rest of the ingredients.Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 300F. Mix granola ingredients in large bowl to get spices evenly distributed.Add flax seed and maple syrup. Mix well.
Spread evenly in baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Mix around and reduce temperature to 275F. Continue to bake 20 minutes. Mix again, bake 5 minutes, shut off oven and let sit inside closed oven until cool. This will ensure it is dry and crispy.
Add dried fruit once mixture is cool, if using.
This recipe is totally customizable. You can use any spice you like. If you want to reduce calories, use more oats and less nuts. You can use any combo of nut you like, pumpkin, sunflower, coconut and peanuts are my favorites. I don't add dry fruit, but if you like it, add it. Raisins or cranberries would be delicious.
Sweet Hawaij is a Middle Eastern spice blend that adds a touch of the exotic. It's also great on roasted veggies.
Links to adjoining recipes:
Sweet Hawaij Spice Mix
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Apple Pie Spice