My dear friend Anna recently published, “The Vegan Family Cookbook,” and I could not be more proud!!! She has poured so much wisdom, time, effort, love and humour into this book. It’s a true gem for anyone looking to improve their cooking, learn kitchen organization skills and gain an arsenal of plant-based recipes that even the busiest of individuals will have the time and energy to make.
Of the 100 recipes included in the book, one of my favourites is Anna’s oil-free granola and she has graciously allowed me to share it here! (Thanks, Anna!) It is simply the perfect, nutritious granola! I’ll probably never make another granola recipe now that I know this one. It’s really easy to throw together and my favourite part is that it is so versatile. You can use any nut or seed butter and swap in any nut or seed and it will turn out well. Plus, it’s CHUNKY. And because it contains no oil, I feel great about eating LOTS of it. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do and if you’re interested in checking out Anna’s book, you can do so on her website easyanimalfree.com.
Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C).
In a large bowl, combine the oats, chopped nuts, pumpkin or sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, cinnamon, and salt.
In a small bowl, stir or whisk together the maple syrup, tahini or peanut butter, and vanilla.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and mix well until thoroughly combined.
Using your mixing utensil, spread the mixture onto a large baking sheet and pat down firmly and evenly.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until browning and starting to smell toasty.
Allow to cool fully before breaking up into chunks. Granola stored in an airtight container in the pantry keeps for several weeks.
Excerpted from The Vegan Famiy Cookbookby Anna Pippus. Copyright © 2021 Anna Pippus. Photography ©2021 Anna Pippus. Published by Appetite by Random House, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.