Vanilla Bean Granola Recipe

I recently received this as a Christmas gift and man oh man…was it yummy.  And fortunately for me…and now you guys…the recipe came with the gift.  I am very excited to share this recipe with you guys.  And since I have already devoured the granola that I got for Christmas, I have decided to make more for myself in the near future.  When I do, I will take pictures and post them here. I have already enjoyed this granola as a cereal, a topping for fresh fruit, and with yogurt.  I can’t wait to make more so I can try it other ways.  However, I did not want to wait any longer to share the wonderful recipe.  So here goes…ENJOY!!!

In a small bowl mix the following ingredients:

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup coconut oil–melted

Vanilla caviar from 1 Indrivanilla vanilla bean

In a large bowl mix the following ingredients:

3 cups oats

2 cups nuts-finely chopped (cashews, pecans, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc)

1/3 cup dark brown sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Once you have mixed all the dry ingredients together in your large bowl, mix in your wet ingredients and mix well.

Once mixed well, pour mixture into a large baking pan or onto 2 cookie sheets.

Bake for 75 mins, stirring gently every 15 mins.

Allow to cool completely.  Once cooled you can add in optional ingredients such as raisins, cranberries, other dried fruit, mini  chocolate chips, etc.  The options are endless.

Store in an airtight container.

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3 thoughts on “Vanilla Bean Granola Recipe

  1. Dear indrivanilla:

    I am interested in the vanilla powder.. Can you please tell me what is the shelf life of this product? I have always bought vanilla extract and for experience I know it lasts years if properly store (in a dark, cool area in the pantry). My other question would be related to: is your vanilla powder made from the entire vanilla bean or only the exterior pod? I mean is the entire vanilla pod and its inner caviar involved in the drying and grinding process to obtain the powder?.

    Thank you for your kind attention

    • Vanilla powder can also last for an extended period of time. We recommend storing it in an air tight container/bag. It will eventually begin to loss it’s intensity, just as with any spice, but it is still usable, just may need more. Our vanilla powder is made by our farmer and it includes both the vanilla caviar and the exterior pod…it includes everything. Our farmer dries the vanilla beans that are too small, split, or otherwise unable to be sold as whole beans. After they are dried, he uses a grinder to make a very fine powder. I have never tired to make my own vanilla powder, as I don’t have a grinder that would grind it as fine as it needs to be ground.

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