Happy 2017 Foodies. It has been a while. I hope 2016 ended good and 2017 has been just as good thus far. I have been… living life; still cooking and eating, but just not cooking as much as I use to. However I will do my best this year to get as many new post out as life will possibly allow.
So, been dealing with all sort of health issues which has caused me to start to change my diet. I am trying a more gluten free and vegan approach to life, however, please believe I still eat my meat, just not as often.
Surprisingly, it is not really that difficult to substitute a few meals a day with completely vegan options, especially since I like veggies. The difficult part is that I have to monitor what types of veggies I eat and how much. But life is all about balance and I am constantly trying to find mine. On to this yummy granola.
I did my best to make sure all the ingredients I used were gluten free, and surprisingly, this only took 5 ingredients to make:
1 (2 pound bag) old fashioned rolled oats (gluten free)
2 cups oat bran (gluten free)
16 oz of Apple butter
3 tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
3 tablespoons coconut oil
Now in a sauce pan, add the 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and the entire jar of apple butter and let melt together on medium, to medium high heat.
Once the Apple butter and coconut oil has melted together and you have mixed, added to the oats and begin to mix with spoon. It may look like there is not enough apple butter or to much oats, but continue to mix and everything will coat.
Let each batch cool on counter before storing in an air tight container.
My daughters and I love this as a topping on our yogurt, or as cereal. With the oat bran, it adds extra protein to this granola which helps add energy to any snack.
Until next time, continue to Cook, Eat and Enjoy!!