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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