Granola is a popular breakfast and trail snack, although it’s high in sugar, and most commercial brands contain honey (just another form of sugar). To make your own is pretty simple. It’s good in that it has nuts and seeds, so is high in protein and calcium, and if made and stored well, keeps for a while in an airtight container. Here are a few good plant-based recipes to try. Don’t eat granola if you have cavities, or ‘bits’ will get stuck! See the dentist first! Try this Maple Almond Butter Granola (Short Girl, Tall Order).
Keep granola away from young children and people with swallowing difficulties, as it’s a choking hazard for some. And obviously also keep away from pets, due to its sweetness and containing pecans, nutmeg, chocolate etc.
Pumpkin Spice Granola (Crowded Kitchen) are packed with cinnamon, nutmeg, pecans and maple syrup. Good alone or to top smoothie bowls, yoghurt or pudding.
Salted Caramel Granola (Crowded Kitchen) sweetens things up with a gluten-free treat, best served with nut milk and berries.
Plant-Based Granola Bars
Almond Snickerdoodle Granola Bars (Full of Plants) are made with cinnamon, drizzled with almond butter, and topped with chocolate chunks.
Nutella Filled Soft Granola Bars (Full of Plants) are ideal, if you like the taste of this popular chocolate hazelnut spread and prefer a softer crunch than conventional granola.
Chocolate Chip No Bake Granola Bars (Running on Real Food) are free from gluten and nuts, so anyone can enjoy a healthy snack or dessert.