If staying healthy and fit is at the top of your priority list, then you need to give this Date-sweetened Nut & Seed Granola recipe a try! Granola is a staple recipe that just about everyone should know how to make, and this gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan chai-spiced version is one of our personal favorites.
Nuts and seeds are good sources of protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals and are low in simple carbohydrates. They help regulate weight by stimulating the body to burn excess fat and reducing appetite.
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Date-Sweetened Nut & Seed Granola Recipe
Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 45 min | Serves: 10
+ 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
+ 2 tbsp peanut butter
+ 2 tbsp tahini
+ 1/2 cup water
+ 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
+ 1 cup nuts of choice (we used almonds, walnuts, cashews, and hazelnuts)
+ 1/2 cup seeds of choice (we used sunflower, flax, pumpkin, and hemp hearts)
+ 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
+ 1 tsp ground ginger
+ 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
+ 1/4 tsp ground cloves
+ 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
+ pinch of fine grain sea salt
Preheat oven to 300ºF (150ºC). In a food processor, process the dates, peanut butter, tahini, and water until smooth. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add the remaining ingredients. Stir in the date-butter mixture until evenly coated.
Spread the granola on a lined baking sheet and bake for about 40-45 minutes, checking and stirring every 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool completely before storing. Enjoy!
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