I just moved into a brand new apartment building and the kitchen is pretty great. I’ve been more excited about cooking lately and I’m happy to share my first creation from the new place.
Cashew chia granola is simple to make.
- 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
- 6 tablespoons cashew butter (almond butter works too)
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- a small pinch of sea salt
Preheat the oven to 325 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
In a large mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients and then mix together with a wooden spoon. When fully combined the mixture should be a little lumpy and may seem dry. (don’t worry the dryness is normal and the lumps taste really great when it’s done)
Spread the granola mixture evenly on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, use a spatula to mix the granola around and bake for another 8-10 minutes.
Use the oven light to watch the granola and be sure that it doesn’t burn. Once out of the oven let it cool. Now it’s ready for snacking or you may store it in a glass container.
*A 1/4 cup serving has about 7 g of protein and 4.6 grams of sugar.
It basically tastes like graham crackers, with just the right amount of crunch. I’ve been loving it with plain Kite Hill Yogurt and fresh fruit for breakfast. I hope you enjoy!