Morning Glory: Strawberry Coconut Granola

Here’s an amazing recipe for you to prep tomorrow’s breakfast in style! This vegan and gluten free recipe for a morning meal kick-starter is astounding when it comes to flavor, nutrition, and satiety. Between the whole rolled oats, fruit, and nuts you’ll feel ready to go bursting with energy and power all week long! Try this recipe out with some greek yogurt or almond milk. You can also use it as an afternoon pick-me-up when your tank is empty at work!

Vegan GF Strawberry-Coconut Granola
Print
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups (135 g) gluten free rolled oats
  2. 1 3/4 cups (196 g) raw nuts, (I like pecans and almonds) roughly chopped
  3. 2 Tbsp (24 g) coconut sugar (or sub organic brown sugar, muscovado, or organic cane sugar)
  4. Pinch sea salt
  5. 3 1/2 Tbsp (52 g) coconut oil, melted
  6. 1/4 cup (60 ml) maple syrup (or agave nectar)
  7. 1/2 cup (40 g) unsweetened large flake or desiccated coconut
  8. 1.2 ounces (34 g) unsweetened freeze-dried strawberries (I like Trader Joe’s brand)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 340 degrees F (171 C) .
  2. Add oats, nuts, coconut sugar, and salt to a large mixing bowl - stir to combine.
  3. To a small saucepan, add coconut oil and maple syrup. Warm over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, whisking frequently until the two are totally combined and there is no visible separation.
  4. Immediately pour over the dry ingredients and stir to combine until all oats and nuts are thoroughly coated. Arrange on a bare large baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Then remove from oven, add coconut, and stir/toss the granola. Turn the pan around so the other end goes into the oven first (so it bakes evenly) and bake 5-8 minutes more. Watch carefully as to not burn, especially the coconut. You'll know it's done when the granola is deep golden brown and very fragrant.
  6. Let cool completely before adding the strawberries. Toss to combine. Enjoy as a plain snack, or top with bananas and dairy-free milk!
  7. Store leftovers in a sealed bag or container at room temperature for 2-3 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 1 month or longer.
Notes
  1. Serving size: 1/2 cup (1 of 10 servings)
  2. Calories: 248
  3. Fat: 17.2 g
  4. Saturated fat: 6.6 g
  5. Carbohydrates: 20.2 g
  6. Sugar: 6.9 g
  7. Fiber: 4.2 g
  8. Sodium: 26 mg
  9. Protein: 6.1 g
Adapted from The Minimalist Baker
Eat. Fit. Fuel. http://eatfitfuel.com/