Medium | Servings: 16 | Ready In: 50 minutes | Yield: 8 cups
This vegan gluten-free granola recipe packs healthy nutrition from whole grain millet and pumpkin seeds. Containing no refined sugars or syrups, dried dates and raisins bring natural sweetness to this kid-approved healthy recipe. Great over Chia Parfait for breakfast, or enjoy as a portable snack.
- 2 tablespoons ground flax meal (13g)
- 1/2 cup dried pitted dates (100g)
- 3/4 cup warm water (6oz)
- 2 cups thick rolled oats (180g)
- 1/4 cup millet (50g)
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds (46g)
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds or “pepitas” (65g)
- 1/2 cup raisins (82g)
How It’s Done:
Preheat oven to 325F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
To make the Date-Flax paste: Combine the dates, ground flax, and 3/4 cup warm water. Let sit for at least 5 minutes, to soften.
To make the Pumpkin Seed Millet Granola: In a large bowl, combine the oats, millet, sesame seeds, almonds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin seeds, and salt (everything but the raisins). Use an immersion blender or bar blender to puree the date-flax mixture. Puree until smooth. Pour into the bowl with the oats mixture. Stir to mix granola.
Spread the granola mixture into a single layer on the lined baking sheet. Bake at 325F for 45 minutes, until golden brown. Stir every 15-20 minutes.
When the granola is done, remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes. Stir in the raisins.
Leave on the counter, uncovered, for up to 10 days. Freeze for longer storage.
Yield: 6 cups
Chef Katie’s Tips:
Celiac Concern: Oats are naturally gluten-free. However, they are often processed in facilities alongside wheat products. If cross-contamination is a concern, check for “Certified Gluten-Free” oats.
What is Millet? Millet is a naturally gluten-free whole grain. It adds a nice crunch to this granola.
Other Dried Fruits: You can swap out the raisins for other dried fruit like cranberries, cherries, currants, golden raisins…or even chocolate chips
Nut-Free: Omit the almonds or substitute with raw sunflower seeds.
No Oil or Maple Syrup? I’m on a mission to get rid of empty calories. This recipe uses a flax egg for moisture and dried fruits for natural sweetness, avoiding the need for refined oils or sugars.
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|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 5 g||8 %|
|Saturated Fat 1 g||3 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0 %|
|Sodium 58 mg||2 %|
|Potassium 169 mg||5 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 20 g||7 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2 g||8 %|
|Sugars 10 g|
|Protein 4 g||8 %|
|Vitamin A||0 %|
|Vitamin C||1 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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