Vegan Recipe: Coconut Granola

  • 3 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Coconut Flakes
  • 3/4 Cup Sliced or Chopped Toasted Almonds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Safflower or Sunflower Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Mix Oats, Flour, Coconut, Cinnamon, and Almonds, in a medium size bowl.
  • Mix Maple Syrup, Oil and Vanilla in a separate bowl.
  • Combine Syrup Mixture with Oat Mixture. Stir until evenly coated.
  • Pour mixture onto oiled baking sheet. Spread oil to cover evenly.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Stir, and bake another 20 to 30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven. Allow to cool before storing.
  • Placed granola in a storage container. Refrigerate.
  • Makes about 8 servings.

Breakfast Cereal Recipe: No Grains, No Dairy


This cereal is high in fiber and very filling. You can use any nuts you like.  The nuts, in this recipe are soft, but still crunchy. The recipe makes 3 cups of cereal. Experiment with the ratios to suit your taste.


1 Cup Raw Broken Cashews, Raw Broken Pecans, Raw Slivered or Cut Almonds
1 Cup Unsweetened Shredded or Flaked Coconut or use both
1 Cup Dates cut into small pieces or Seedless Raisins or combination of both
Non Dairy Milk: Almond, Hemp, Oat, or Soy

Optional: Add sugar, xylitol or stevia to taste. Add salt to taste.

Optional:  Add fresh fruit such as bananas, or berries.

Combine all ingredients. Store in air tight container in refrigerator. Use as needed.

Buying Tip: Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods sells packaged broken nuts.

Kitchen Utensils
Tupperware Storage Container

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