This Date Caramel Maple Pecan Granola is lightly sweet and perfect for any time. Pecans, Oats, coconut, pumpkin and chia seeds and dried blueberries tossed in date caramel and baked to perfection. Vegan Glutenfree Soyfree Recipe. Can be nutfree. Makes a 16 oz mason jar worth
Cuisine: American, Gluten-free, Vegan Glutenfree
Keyword: date caramel granola, date sweetened granola, maple pecan granola, superfood granola
Author: Vegan Richa
12soft dates, soaked in warm water for atleast a half hour
2tbspmaple syrup, 4 tbsp for sweeter
1tbspoil, coconut or neutral (or omit for oilfree and 1 tbsp more maple syrup)
1/4cupnon dairy milk or reserved soaking water from the dates
Line a baking dish with parchment. Preheat the oven to 275 deg F (135 C). Drain the dates (reserve soaking water) and blend with the maple syrup, oil, 1/4 cup milk/soaking water, salt, cinnamon, and 1 tbsp shredded coconut, until smooth. (Add another tbsp of soaking water to help with the blending if needed).
In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, pecans, pumpkin seeds, flax and chia. You can also add 1/4 cup more of chopped nuts or seeds of choice.
Add the blended date mixture and mix well until all the dry ingredients are coated. Sprinkle a good pinch of salt on the mix.
Transfer to parchment lined baking sheet or dish. Bake at 275 degrees F for 35 mins, then turn the tray around. Move the granola after 15 mins and then continue to bake for another 20 mins or until crisp. (total 65 to 75 mins)
Cool for 5 mins, then mix in dried fruit of choice. Cool completely before storing. Store in airtight glass container for upto a month. Serve over breakfast oats, chia pudding, yogurt, smoothie bowls etc
This is a lightly sweet granola. Add 1-2 tbsp coconut sugar for sweeter. Oil-free: Just omit the oilNut-free: Use a combination of seeds instead. Date Sub: Don't like dates? Use 1/4 cup maple syrup + 1 tbsp non dairy milk instead. Add more maple if neededNutrition is for 1 Serve