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VEGAN CEREAL

Start the day off right with this homemade vegan cereal. It’s very easy to make, nicely spiced with cinnamon, and loaded with healthy nuts and seeds. You can serve it with plant-based yogurt or milk and fresh fruits for a delicious and healthy breakfast! 

I absolutely love cereal and granola. Unfortunately, it’s often loaded with sugar or it contains tons of raisins, which aren’t my favorite. So I love to make my own vegan cereal that can be stored for months! 

It’s sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar and it’s nicely spiced with cinnamon and vanilla extract. Sooo yummy! And it’s very easy to change up the flavor and add things you like to the mixture. 

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS VEGAN CEREAL:

You should find all of the ingredients for this homemade vegan cereal in any well-stored grocery store. 

You need: 

  • rolled oats
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • maple syrup
  • chia seeds
  • almonds (flaked or slivered) 
  • sunflower seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • shredded coconut 
  • coconut sugar
  • flaxseeds

As always, you can find the full ingredient list and the recipe instructions in a separate recipe box at the end of this post. 

Ingredients for vegan cereal in small bowls on a marble countertop (rolled oats, cinnamon, seeds, and nuts)

HOW TO MAKE VEGAN GRANOLA

The recipe for this homemade vegan granola couldn’t be much easier! It only takes 8-10 minutes in the oven and less than 15 minutes in total. Easy, peasy! 

a white bowl with rolled oats, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and maple syrup on a marble countertop

STEP 1: In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, the cinnamon, the vanilla extract, and the maple syrup. 

rolled oats, cinnamon, maple syrup mixture in a white bowl with a white spoon on a marble countertop

STEP 2: Stir until well combined. The mixture will be pretty sticky. Preheat your oven to 300 °F. 

Vegan Cereal on a black baking sheet lined with parchment paper with a white spoon on a marble countertop

STEP 3: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the rolled oat maple syrup mixture on top. Spread evenly. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 300 °F. Check regularly to avoid burning. The oats burn pretty quickly and every oven is a bit different. They should be lightly golden on top. 

Vegan Cereal with almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and coconut sugar in a white bowl on a marble countertop with a blue tablecloth in the background

STEP 4: In a large bowl, combine the baked oats with the chia seeds, the coconut sugar, the sunflower seeds, the pumpkin seeds, the almonds, and the shredded coconut. 

Vegan Cereal in a white bowl on a marble countertop with a blue tablecloth in the background

STEP 5: Stir until well combined. Serve with fresh fruits, plant-based yogurt, or milk. 

VEGAN CEREAL – RECIPE NOTES: 

  • If you can’t find flaked or slivered almonds, you can also use whole almonds. Just roughly chop them with a large knife. 
  • I usually eat my homemade vegan granola with fresh berries, bananas, and coconut yogurt or soy yogurt. But it’s also great with plant-based milk. 
  • I always make sure that the shredded coconut I use is unsweetened. Some brands are sweetened while others are not. So check the labels. 
  • You can easily adjust the amount of sweetener to your personal liking. If you want it to be sweeter, just add a bit more coconut sugar. Or just leave it out all together if the maple syrup is enough for your taste. 
  • Oats are gluten-free by nature. However, most are produced in facilities that contain gluten. So if you want to make the vegan granola 100 % gluten-free, use rolled oats that are certified gluten-free. 
  • Nicely stored in a glass jar, this homemade vegan granola also makes a great gift. 

OPTIONAL ADD-INS:

It’s very easy to change up the flavor of the vegan cereal!

Here are some ideas of things you could add: 

  • dried cranberries or cherries
  • chopped dried apricots
  • cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips 
  • walnuts
  • pecans
  • cashews
  • macadamia nuts

HOW DO YOU STORE HOMEMADE VEGAN CEREAL? 

It’s best to store your homemade granola in an airtight container at a cool and dry place. This way it will last for about four to six months. You could also store it in the freezer in a freezer bag if you want. 

Vegan Cereal with yogurt and strawberries in a blue and white bowl on a marble countertop

VEGAN CEREAL

Course: BreakfastCuisine: American
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Start the day off right with this homemade vegan cereal. It’s very easy to make, nicely spiced with cinnamon, and loaded with healthy nuts and seeds. You can serve it with plant-based yogurt or milk and fresh fruits for a delicious and healthy breakfast! 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract

  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

  • 1/2 cup flaked or slivered almonds

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds

  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)

  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar

  • 2 tablespoons flaxseeds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, the cinnamon, the vanilla extract, and the maple syrup. 
  • Stir until well combined. The mixture will be pretty sticky. Preheat your oven to 300 °F. 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the rolled oat maple syrup mixture on top. Spread evenly. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 300 °F. Check regularly to avoid burning. The oats burn pretty quickly and every oven is a bit different. They should be lightly golden on top. 
  • In a large bowl, combine the baked oats with the chia seeds, the coconut sugar, the sunflower seeds, the pumpkin seeds, the almonds, and the shredded coconut. 
  • Stir until well combined. Serve with fresh fruits, plant-based yogurt, or milk. 

Notes

  • If you can’t find flaked or slivered almonds, you can also use whole almonds. Just roughly chop them with a large knife. 
  • I usually eat my homemade vegan granola with fresh berries, bananas and coconut yogurt or soy yogurt. But it’s also great with plant-based milk. 
  • I always make sure that the shredded coconut I use is unsweetened. Some brands are sweetened while others are not. So check the labels. 
  • You can easily adjust the amount of sweetener to your personal liking. If you want it to be sweeter, just add a bit more coconut sugar. Or just leave it out all together if the maple syrup is enough for your taste. 
  • Oats are gluten-free by nature. However, most are produced in facilities that contain gluten. So if you want to make the vegan granola 100 % gluten-free, use rolled oats that are certified gluten-free. 
  • Nicely stored in a glass jar, this homemade vegan granola also makes a great gift. 

This recipe was created by veganheaven read the full article here

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