Iron Rich Granola
This vegan, plant-based granola is easy to make and very healthy. It is iron rich due to the seeds, dried fruit and blackstrap molasses. The granola also contains rolled oats that are beneficial for lowering cholesterol and improving heart health.
- 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups almond meal *
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup pumpkin or sesame or sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup dried cherries or raisins or cranberries
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 3/4 cup maple syrup + 1-2 more tbs if needed
- 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
- 1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 300 F
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Mix the dry ingredients (the first seven listed) in a bowl
Add the wet ingredients (the last three) and stir until well combined. Add more maple syrup, one tablespoon at a time, if needed.
Spread the granola onto the prepared baking sheet
Bake for 25 minutes.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and move the granola on the outside of the sheet to the center and vise versa.
Bake for about 10-45 more minutes until mostly dry and crunchy. It will become drier and crunchier as it cools down outside the oven. *
- I use almond meal that is left-over from making almond milk. So, it is quite wet to begin with. If you are using a dry almond meal, the cooking times will be on the shorter side. If using one that is remaining from almond milk production and therefore wet, they will be on the longer side.