This vegan gluten-free granola recipe packs healthy nutrition from whole grain millet and pumpkin seeds. Containing no refined sugars or syrups, dried dates and raisins bring natural sweetness to this kid-approved healthy recipe. Great over Chia Parfait for breakfast, or enjoy as a portable snack.
MEDIUM Servings: 12 Ready In: 50 minutes
2 tbsp. ground flax meal (13g)
1/2 cup dried pitted dates (100g)
3/4 cup warm water (6oz)
2 cups thick rolled oats (180g), use gluten-free, if this is a concern
1/4 cup millet (50g)
1 tbsp. sesame seeds
1/2 cup sliced almonds (46g)
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds (32g)
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp, salt
1/2 cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds or "pepitas" (65g)
1/2 cup raisins (82g)
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Gather ingredients. Preheat oven to 325 F.
To make the date paste: Soak dates in the 3/4 cup warm water for at least 5 minutes, to soften.
To make the flax "egg": Combine the ground flax with 6 tbsp. warm water. Let sit about 5 minutes, until gooey and "egg-like"
For the granola: In a large bowl, combine the oats, millet, sesame seeds, almonds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, ginger, and salt.
Place the dates and warm water in a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour pureed dates into the bowl with the oats. Add the flax egg as well. Stir to mix granola.
Spread into a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes. Stir every 15-20 minutes. Halfway through the baking, add the pumpkin seeds. Continue baking until golden brown.
When the granola is done, remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes. Stir in the raisins.
Leave on the counter, uncovered, for up to 10 days. Freeze for longer storage.
Chef's Tips: Millet is a naturally gluten-free grain. It adds a nice crunch to this granola. You can swap out the raisins for other dried fruit like cranberries, cherries, currants, golden raisins...or even chocolate chips
Yield: 6 cups
Amount Per Serving (1/12 recipe, about 1/2 cup)
Calories From Fat (31%) 74.86
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8.95g 14%
Saturated Fat 1.2g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 52.91mg 2%
Potassium 332.29mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 34.36g 11%
Fiber 5.99g 24%
Protein 8.64g 17%
Calcium 0.58mg <1%
Iron 51.5mg 286%
Vitamin A 5.13IU <1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg <1%