Date-Sweetened Cinnamon Pecan Granola

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Written by Abby

Granola makes for one of the best toppings on yogurt, smoothies, breakfast bowls, you name it! There are so many yummy store-bought options to chose from, but lots of them are loaded with added sugar and preservatives (yuck!) so you can never go wrong with making your own😉 Plus it's more affordable and you can make a big batch to keep on hand for a few weeks! It's a win-win🙌
 
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This Date-Sweetened Cinnamon Pecan Granola is vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened with Joolies Date Syrup🌴All you need is 30 minutes to create this delicious, crunchy granola. We have to say the best part is the pieces of dates, which are a little crispy on the outside, but soft and caramel-y on the inside after being baked😍 Truly little gold nuggets! 
 
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What all goes into this yummy granola? Here are the main ingredients you need: 
 
    1. Joolies Dates
      • Quite possibly the star of the nola here😛Just remove the pit and chop these up into little chunks! 
    2. Gluten-Free Oats
      • This serves as the base for our granola. If you are grain-free, feel free to substitute this out for another nut or coconut flakes. 
    3. Pecans
      • Adding a healthy fat will help keep you fueled and full longer. Plus it adds a great nutty flavor! 
    4. Joolies Date Syrup 
      • The only natural sweetener needed. Plus you still maintain all the nutrient and health benefits of a medjool date in the syrup form.
    5. Coconut Oil
      • You want this to be melted, so pop it into the microwave for 40ish seconds then pour directly into the mix. This will crisp up our granola so make sure everything gets evenly coated. As an alternative, you can use avocado oil. 
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If you make this sweet snack, be sure to tag us on Instagram and Pinterest so we can see all your date-able recreations! And you can always comment below! 
 
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Date-Sweetened Cinnamon Pecan Granola

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined sugar-free

  • prep time: 10 minutes
  • cook time: 20 minutes
  • total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
 
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup chopped  Joolies dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup Joolies date syrup 
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together until thoroughly combined. Then spread evenly on the lined baking sheet.

  3. Bake for 20 minutes, tossing a few times throughout to keep it from burning. Let it cool then store in a sealed container.