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Carrot Cake Granola

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 -8 servings 1x

Description

This carrot cake granola recipe is easy to make, naturally gluten-free and vegan, and it celebrates the flavors we all love in carrot cake!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats (use certified gluten-free oats if making this GF)
  • 1 cup grated or shredded carrots
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • (optional) 1/2 cup shaved or shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the oats, carrots, pecans, walnuts, coconut (if using), maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves together in a large mixing bowl.  Toss well until combined.
  3. Spread the mixture out evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, pulling the mixture out at the halfway point and giving it a good stir before the final round of baking.  Remove and let cool until the granola reaches room temperature.  Then add raisins and toss to combine.
  4. Enjoy immediately, or store in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

*If you’d prefer to just use one kind of nuts, you can either use 2 cups of pecans or 2 cups of walnuts.  If you don’t like raisins, you can just omit them.