When it comes about breakfast, what type of flavor do you prefer – sweet or savoury? I guess, I could say that in Northern Europe it’s more common to have savoury breakfast, while in the south people usually eat something sweet as the first thing in the morning. Well, to judge what is healthier is up to you. In my opinion, no matter if your breakfast is sweet or savoury, you should always go for good quality ingredients that are full of all the necessary nutrients. And the best way to do that, is by preparing your breakfast meal by yourself! For example, in this case by preparing healthy vegan granola with coconut and cranberries.
Of course, it’s always much easier to buy pre-packed breakfast cereals than to make granola by yourself. But don’t make yourself believe that it is something very time consuming or difficult. Actually, you just need to mix all the ingredients together and bake them in the oven! Sounds super easy, right? It really is! I always prepare this granola in big quantities and keep it in an airtight container. In such a way my family can enjoy healthy and delicious breakfast every morning! This healthy vegan granola with coconut and cranberries tastes great together both with non-dairy milk and non-dairy yoghurt. My partner is a coconut lover, so he really likes this granola. But when he enjoys it with a non-dairy coconut yoghurt, he says that it tastes even better! You should also try it!
Nutritional value of healthy vegan granola with coconut and cranberries
Apart from coconut flakes and dried cranberries, this vegan granola contains also different seeds and nuts like almonds, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. All of which contain valuable nutrients for our body. For example, almonds contain big amount of vitamin E and also other vitamins – B1, B2, B3, B9. They are rich in manganese and contain also such minerals as magnesium, copper, phosphorus, calcium, iron and potassium. Hazelnuts can provide our body with good amount of vitamins E, B1, B6, B9, K and such minerals as manganese, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, zinc and calcium. Sunflower seeds are well known for their high content of vitamin E. But they contain also vitamins B1, B3, B6, and minerals – selenium, phosphorus, manganese and magnesium. Also pumpkin seeds are a great source of manganese, phosphorus, copper, magnesium, zinc, iron and on top of that – vitamin K.
The main ingredient of this healthy vegan granola is rolled oats. You should always go for rolled oats instead of instant oats, because they are less processed. I have made this granola also with instant oats. The flavor is great in any case, but still – less processed oats are better for your health! Rolled oats contain protein, good amount of dietary fiber, vitamin B1 and in small doses also other vitamins, and minerals – manganese, phosphorus, selenium, magnesium and zinc.
How to prepare healthy vegan granola
Even though granola usually looks fancier than the regular breakfast cereals, don’t let that confuse you. It’s very easy to make it at home! To prepare this healthy vegan granola with coconut and cranberries you’ll need to mix together all the aforementioned seeds and nuts, rolled oats and coconut flakes. Then you’ll need to mix in coconut oil and maple syrup, and put your granola to bake in the oven. In about half an hour it will be ready and then the only thing missing will be just to add some dried cranberries on top. Besides the delicious granola, you’ll also get a wonderful aroma in your house. Once that granola mixture is in the oven, your kitchen will be filled with delicious aroma of roasted nuts, seeds and coconut flakes.
This vegan granola will definitely give you a boost of energy to start a new day! It’s sad that Specky cannot eat this type of food… Maybe then he wouldn’t be such a sleepyhead! Even though lately I tend to think that he sleeps so much just because he knows that he looks supercute in his sleep!
Anyway, if you like sweet breakfast with coconut flavor, I suggest you to try also my fluffy vegan coconut pancakes! Or, if instead from time to time you prefer savoury but still healthy breakfast, check out my recipe for avocado toast with fresh radishes!
I dare you to keep your hands off the granola until the next morning! It is so delicious that you’ll want to enjoy a bowl of it even if it’s already dinner time! Now you’re probably thinking, how good does it taste… Well, discover it by yourself by preparing this granola, which is:
- deliciously aromatic
- easy to make
- and simply yummy!
Let me know, if you try this recipe! Leave a comment or even more – make Specky happy! Snap a picture of your masterpiece and post it on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @bunnymommycooks. And feel free to let your animal family members join in the picture!