People who love salt with their sweet will love this recipe! We combine the sweetness and crunch of granola with the salty crunch of our coconut bacon. Add more nuts or chocolate chips for a trail mix or use this granola on toast, in baked goods, or just eat it by the handful for a quick snack.
Vegan Molasses Bacon Granola
1 TBSP molasses
1 TBSP maple syrup
1 TBSP neutral oil (we used grapeseed)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups oat (rolled or quick- quick oats become kind of ‘dusty’ but they work!)
1 cup nuts or seeds (I used pecans and sunflower seeds)
1 cup coconut bacon (or however much you want! the little pieces at the bottom of a bag are good too)
Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Salt to taste
Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine all of the above ingredients in a big bowl. I used my hands! You don’t have to use your hands but it’s very easy that way.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat to prevent the mixture from sticking to the pan.
Fill the pan with the mixture! If you like clusters, pack the granola up higher, or use a smaller pan to get thickness. The thickness is what helps create clusters.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 12-15 minutes to prevent burning or too much browning in one area.