Meal prepping on Sundays often includes me making breakfast for the week. Granola serves so many purposes for us. I tend to snack on it or add it to my smoothies or yogurt. Bill eats it for cereal in the morning. Granola is so incredibly easy to make and stores perfectly in your pantry. One batch of this granola will easily last a week or two! I prefer to store it in glass containers or my OXO plastic cereal container.
This recipe is super flexible so don’t stress if you’re missing an ingredient or if you wish to add something else you love.
3 cups of organic rolled oats
1/2 cup of the following nuts: cashews, pecans, pepitas and walnuts
2 tbl each of chia, sesame seeds and hemp hearts
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1/2 cup tahini
1/2 cup of maple syrup
2 tbl oil (olive or coconut)
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Either line your sheet pan or spray with oil to prep. Set that aside. Into a bowl add the oats, nuts, seeds, salt and cinnamon. In a bowl or small pot, add tahini, maple syrup and oil. Warm in a microwave or on the stove until blended. Pour over your oat mixture. Stir well.
Spread out on an even layer on your baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, then stir. I baked for an additional 10 minutes or until golden. Keep a watchful eye because it will burn quickly.
Allow to cool on the baking sheet then store in your container. No need to refrigerate. Enjoy with your favorite plant-based milk, over vegan yogurt or as a snack.
— Knead to Cook