Crunchy Carob Almond Granola

I enjoyed a bowl of this with unsweetened vanilla almond milk this morning. Could life possibly get any better?

Crunchy Carob Almond Granola:

1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons (154 g) brown rice syrup
1/4 cup (60 ml) canola oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon blackstrap or regular molasses
2 1/2 cups (200 g) old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup (58 g) wheat germ
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (47 g) shredded coconut
1/3 cup (40 g) nondairy carob chips
1/3 cup (36 g) slivered almonds
1/4 cup (27 g) chopped pecans
1/4 cup (40 g) raisins, optional

Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C, or gas mark 2). Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, such as Silpat.
Whisk rice syrup, oil, vanilla, and molasses in a medium bowl. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl.
Fold wet ingredients into dry, until well coated. Spread mixture evenly on the baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes. Stir well.
Bake for another 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Let cool on baking sheet before transferring into a tightly closed container. Store in fridge, once completely cooled.

Yield: About 6 cups

  • Celine says:

    thanks! I love that it keeps me full for a long time with all the healthy fats, even without eating a humongous bowl of the stuff. :)

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  • tranabanana says:

    I LOVE this stuff! I’ve made it several times now, usually with different types of nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, etc) and dried cranberries or cherries. One time I even had to sub in pure maple syrup for the brown rice syrup, as the health food store on the corner was completely out of brown rice syrup (and I’d used up mine in the last batch of granola). Oh, I usually use chocolate chips instead of carob chips, and the granola gets this nice cocoa-y flavor. YUM. Thank you!

    P.S. I’ve been buying the unsweetened vanilla almond milk at Trader Joes for awhile now. That is awesome stuff! It’s great in Fronch Toast (VWAV) too.

  • Celine says:

    wonderful, Trana. I’m totally loving the almond milk too, and was lucky to find the original, unsweetened version on sale recently. needless to say I came out of the store carrying far too much of the stuff for my own good. or my wallet’s. ;)

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