This quick and easy gluten free vegan cardamom granola is filled with mulberries, nuts and seeds. Delicious as a topper to yogurt or ice cream, or just eat it by the handful.
Why Homemade Granola is Better
It has been a long time since I made homemade granola. I used to make granola all of the time before I started my blog and for some reason, I forgot how much I love it. Store-bought granola is just not the same. They tend to be sugary, and often soft and slightly stale.
When I make this cardamom granola from scratch, I control everything. The mix-ins, the sweetness, the fruit, the everything.
Have you tried mulberries? I recently was given a bag of organic white mulberries by Anthony’s Goods. Have you seen them on Amazon? They make so many amazing gluten free ingredients like cocoa powder, almond flour, ETC….When the ginormous bag arrived, it was filled with these little dried berries. They looked like whitish brown dried blackberries. They are not only high in fiber and antioxidants, but they are even high in iron and vitamins, making these a wonderfully healthy berry to eat.
Dried mulberry have a delicious honey sweet taste, which really shines through in this simple vegan granola recipe. I added some cardamom as a test. I wasn’t quite sure how the combination would turn out, but thankfully, it was delicious!
Let me know if you give this quick and easy vegan mulberry cardamom granola a try.
Ways to Enjoy Granola
You can eat granola by the handful, with milk for breakfast, or make a fun tart out of the granola and enjoy with yogurt like in this Grilled Peach and Yogurt in Granola Tarts recipe. There are so many ways to eat granola :-). You can even add it to your favorite ice cream or smoothie bowl!
I used maple syrup to lightly sweeten my granola. Even though it wasn’t too sweet, my kids still loved eating it.
Certified Gluten Free Oats
The most important thing to remember is to make sure your oats are certified gluten free! Many people don’t realize that although oats themselves are gluten free, the likelihood of their getting cross contaminated is really high. There are several companies that sell oats that were processed in a dedicated gluten free facility, many are even available at your local grocery store or Amazon.
What is your favorite way to eat granola? I am thinking about topping it on these Gluten Free Cashew Meal Blueberry Muffins the next time I bake them.
How To Make Granola From Scratch:
Add in the seeds, nuts, etc that you want in your granola.
Mix in the maple syrup and coconut oil, then spread on a cookie sheet to bake to bake your oatmeal and flavors together. Granola is full of fiber, iron, and even protein if you include nuts and seeds.
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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:
Quick and easy mulberry and cardamom granola recipe.
- 3 cups gluten free rolled oats (don't use quick oats!)
- 1/2 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup dried white mulberries or any dried fruit
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup grade B maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- dash salt
- 1 teaspoon cardamom
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
Pour all dry ingredients into a large bowl.
In a smaller bowl, add all wet ingredients. Mix well.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Toss to coat.
Spread on a cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir the granola. Put back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
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