One of my favorite healthy go-to snacks these days is granola. I'll have some for breakfast in the morning or for a filling snack in the afternoon. I have a few types of store-bought granola that I like, but homemade is really the best. When I was younger I remember my mom making granola once in a while and I always loved it. This is a recipe that I came up with recently for my Cashew Coconut Homemade Granola. It's a little bit sweet and a little bit salty and best of all, it's gluten-free and vegan!
Gluten Free & Vegan
I have talked before about my food sensitivities and how I avoid dairy, wheat, and eggs. This can be difficult when it comes to anything breakfast related, especially granola! So many types of granola out there contain wheat, dairy or both. I have decided that it's just easier (and less expensive!) to make my own. It doesn't take a lot of time to put this Cashew Coconut Homemade Granola together and it's great for meal prep. You can make it on Sunday and munch on it the rest of the week.
How to Make Your Own Granola
Making your own granola is super simple and it's nice because you know what's in it and don't have to worry about potential allergens. Once you stick with a very simple stock base recipe, you can customize your granola however you like. I like coming up with different combinations depending on the seasons too. This is by far one of my favorite flavor combos yet. I like using carob chips and unsweetened coconut flakes so the granola isn't super sweet. The cashews and pumpkin seeds add a nice crunch and the dried black currants add a nice texture to it. The carob chips can be substituted for another dairy-free chocolate chip if you like. The dried black currants can be substituted for raisins or another dried fruit. Get creative and come up with your favorite combo!
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