Raw cacao and nut butter granola that requires only 5 ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes. Vegan, gluten-free and sweetened with coconut nectar and raw cacao nibs.
Once you start making granola at home, it’s really difficult to stop. I haven’t felt the need to purchase any granola in months, and anytime I get a craving for a new bag from the store, I just try to recreate it at home. This granola is vegan, gluten-free, and requires only 5 ingredients! I used the power fuel nut butter from Nuttzo, but you can easily just use a salted peanut butter if you can’t find the nuttzo nut butter. You can also substitute the raw cacao nibs for vegan and gluten-free chocolate chips, and the coconut nectar for maple syrup. This isn’t overly sweet, and tastes amazing with almond milk and bananas on top.
You can make a big ol’ batch of the nut butter granola, store it in a mason jar for a few weeks, and use it every morning as a topping for your smoothie bowls. I think that’s what breakfast dreams are made of, right?? This adds the perfect crunch to banana nice cream, and it has protein, fiber, magnesium, and 910 mg of ALA Omega-3 in 2 tbsp of nut butter. Not too shabby, especially since it’s sweetened with coconut nectar, which has a low glycemic index, and raw cacao nibs are naturally sugar-free. To make this nut butter granola, I melted together the coconut oil, nut butter and coconut nectar before adding it to the oats. It makes it much easier to ensure that the oats are fully coated with the wet ingredients, and helps create a more uniform crunch. I add in the raw cacao nibs after the granola is fully cooked, to keep them as raw as possible and not overheat the cacao. If you choose to use chocolate chips, I would suggest that you do the same thing so it doesn’t melt or burn in the granola.
What’s your favorite way to eat granola? Do you prefer to snack on it, eat it for breakfast or use it as a topping?
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