Homemade granola is much healthier and less expensive than store bought, and it tastes great! I like this version using Annie’s Homegrown Organic Berry Bunnies Cereal. After all, Annie’s makes Organic for Everybunny (video)!
Okay, how adorable are those bunny rabbits? I could watch them all day.
But let’s get back to the homemade granola!
However, first I want to talk about why I choose to buy organic.
To me it’s really important to know what’s in the food that I put in my body. I want to avoid unnecessary chemicals and pesticides. That’s why I choose products that are organic. It’s better for my health and for the environment.
Do you look for organic when you shop? I choose both fruits and vegetables and packaged products that are certified organic, like Annie’s Organic Berry Bunnies Cereal.
Recently I was checking out the Annie’s website, and a recipe called Berry Bunny Granola caught my eye. I decided to make a few changes to it, and I was really happy with the results. It’s delicious with non-dairy milk and fresh berries. I also like it as a topping for a smoothie bowl.
This adaptation uses gluten-free oats, a little less coconut, walnuts instead of almonds, a little more cereal, and I left off the freeze-dried fruit. Feel free to experiment with your favorite ingredients to make it your own.
You won’t believe how easy and cost-effective it is to make your own homemade granola!
Homemade Granola (with Annie’s Organic Berry Bunnies)
- 2 cups old fashioned oats (I used gluten free)
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups Annie's Organic Berry Bunny Cereal
- non-dairy milk for serving
- fresh berries for serving (I used blackberries and strawberries)
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut flakes, walnuts, coconut sugar, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
- Over medium heat, whisk the coconut oil and maple syrup in a small sauce pan. This will only take a minute or two. Remove from heat and add in the vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
- Pour the coconut oil mixture over the oats mixture in the bowl and toss well to coat. Spread in an even layer onto the baking sheet.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- Transfer the granola to a clean bowl. Add the Annie's Organic Berry Bunny Cereal and stir to combine.
- Serve with your favorite berries and plant-based milk, or use the granola as a topping for smoothie bowls.
This recipe was adapted from the Berry Bunny Granola recipe on the Annie's Homegrown website.
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I hope you enjoy this recipe (and the cute bunny video)! What are your favorite granola ingredients? Please let me know in the comments!
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