Blueberry Flax Granola (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Blueberry Flax Granola.  I used to be a huge cereal fan.  When I went to a whole foods way of life, I ditched the cereal for homemade granola.

I have many homemade granola recipes on my blog, now I can add this blueberry flax vegan granola recipe to the list.  If you have never made granola, this is a great recipe to start with.

It only has 7 simple ingredients.  If you don’t care for blueberries, you can use any dried fruit you like in it’s place.

 

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As an added bonus, your house will smell amazing as it cooks.  You can enjoy this granola several ways.

Eat it with milk like you would cereal, grab a handful as a snack, or sprinkle over yogurt or chia pudding. This granola is also nut free so it’s perfect for school lunchboxes!

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Nut Free Snack Bites

The beginning of the school year is approaching.  So I made these Nut Free Snack Bites for you.  They contain no nuts, so they are perfect for school lunchboxes.  Not to mention, delicious!  My kids loved them and they also liked helping to make them.  If you are looking for more nut free treats, you may also like my banana bread baked oatmeal and my nut free truffles. These energy bites are perfect for when you need a pick me up.  They are a super cinch to make too. Since the school year is fast approaching, I thought I would share some of my favorite school lunch supplies.  You can check them out in this post.

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In addition to being nut free, these are actually gluten free and vegan as well.  The recipe is super adaptable, so you can add in whatever you like.  Shredded coconut or chocolate chips come to mind as add ins for me.

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Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade granola bars was one of the first recipes I tried to make from scratch.  I started with my peanut butter granola bars.  Once I realized how easy homemade granola bars were to make, I felt silly buying them pre-made bars.  This new granola bar recipe is just as easy!

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My granola bars are chewy.  I bet if you liked them a little crispier, you can turn down the oven temp and cook them a little longer.  I thought they were great just the way they were.  These granola bars are also vegan and gluten free.  Perfect to take to work or on the go.

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Coconut Vanilla Granola (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Coconut Vanilla Granola.  I have to admit, I am more of a vanilla girl than a chocolate girl.  You could probably already tell that from my coconut vanilla overnight oats and my coconut vanilla chia pudding.   I couldn’t get enough of this coconut granola.

It was so good!  My picky 4 year old ate this up fast!

 

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I have to admit, this recipe was actually supposed to be granola bars, but when I went to cut them, they crumbled.  Same thing happened with my Blueberry Cashew Trail Mix.

Since the taste was amazing, I decided to share the recipe as granola.  This homemade granola is bursting with vanilla and coconut.

I just love those ground vanilla beans. They make everything so yummy!  If you haven’t tried them, I highly recommend it.

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Almond Joy Granola Recipe

Almond Joy Granola.  I have been slightly obsessed with coconut lately if you haven’t noticed.  You need to try this Almond Joy Granola!   What’s not to love?  I was not always a coconut fan, but have grown to love it in so many ways.

I already have Almond Joy Energy Bites and Almond Joy Waffles, so why not create Almond Joy Granola.  I have combined my love for coconut, with my love for granola to make this very tasty little snack.  This almond joy granola is a must try!

 

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This is so good!  It may just be my new favorite.  I have to admit, though, this recipe was not going to be granola.  I was trying to do a baked oatmeal and when I went to pull them out of the muffin tins, they just fell apart.

But rather than toss it, I just threw it back in the oven for another 15 minutes and made it granola!  Glad I did too, because the coconut got toasty and sweet.  Yum!

We shot a short video for this recipe.   You can view it below.  For more videos, you can subscribe to my You Tube channel.

Almond Joy Granola

Yields 2.5 cups

Almond Joy Granola

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl . Mix wet into another.
  3. Add wet to dry and mix until combined.
  4. Spread mixture onto a lined baking sheet .
  5. Bake in the oven for 17 minutes.
  6. Pull out and shake granola around and put back in the oven for another 15-17 minutes. Enjoy!
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