I usually carry a Larabar with me everywhere I go. It’s a vegan protein bar, something easy I can throw into my bag and snack on if need be (the apple pie one, out of this world with a cup of tea!). The only problem is that they are kind of expensive to be buying each week. I’ve recently put myself on a budget and Larabars were the first thing to go.
I need something I can bring as a quick snack when I’m on the run, so why not granola?! I’ve never made granola before, so I pulled out my La Dolce Vegan book and rummaged through the pages. The recipes call for rolled oats flakes (all I have is instant). After a few google searches I threw everything I read into one big granola making pot (instant oats included)!
The best part?! It’s all in my cabinets!
4 cups instant oatmeal
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup nuts (I used slivered almonds)
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup of apple juice (or cranberry!)
1/4 cup of oil
1 cup dried fruit (I used cranberries and raisins)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, except the dry fruit.
Spread mixture onto baking sheets (I used 2) and bake for 20-25 mins on 325*. Make sure you stir the granola every 10 minutes!
After the granola has cooled, add in your dried fruit!
Store in an airtight container!
Use as a snack to go, as cereal with soy milk, in a parfait! The options are endless!
Peace, Love, Vegan