Recipe: Homemade Granola and Almond Milk (Vegan, Gluten-free option)

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Granola with almond milk and fresh fruit is one of my favorite breakfast meals. Store-bought granola and almond milk is usually loaded with sugar and preservatives. Try these easy and economical recipes – they are so much more delicious than anything you can buy.

These recipes make 3 quarts of granola and 1 quart of almond milk. Serve together with some fresh fruit and cinnamon sprinkled on top.

Gather:
6 cups whole oats (optional: gluten-free oats)
1 cup nuts (almond, walnut, pecan)
1/2 cup seeds (sesame, sunflower, pumpkin)
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 tsp cardamom
1 tsp  vanilla extract or vanilla powder
3/4 cup dried fruit (dates, sour cherries, cranberries)
Optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Make:
Oven @ 350F.

Mix everything together except for the dried fruit. Spread onto 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 30 minutes – stirring a few times.

Let cool completely & stir in dried fruit.

Almond Milk:
1 cup of raw almonds
4 cups of filtered water
1 nut milk bag

Put the almonds into a large bowl, then cover with water by at least 2 inches. Let soak overnight.

Drain the almonds, add to blender with 4 cups filtered water. Blend until milky.

Put a large bowl in your sink. Pour the milk until the nut bag to filter out the almond meal. Done!

Optional: Return the milk to the blender and add a pinch of vanilla powder and 2 pitted dates and blend. This makes a sweeter version of almond milk.

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