Birthday Cake Granola
This healthy, whole grain, refined sugar free birthday cake granola is like a party in your mouth! The "secret" birthday cake flavor is clear vanilla. If you can't find it (or prefer not to use it) pure vanilla extract is fine too, just reduce the amount to 2 teaspoons.
- 3 cups thick cut certified gluten-free oats
- 1 cup puffed millet
- 1 cup puffed brown rice
- ½ cup brown coconut sugar
- ⅓ cup refined coconut oil
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1½ tablespoons clear vanilla flavor or 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup toasted cashews
- ¼ cup naturally colored sprinkles
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment or spray with cooking spray.
Heat the coconut oil, honey and coconut sugar in a small sauce pan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until everything is melted and blended together. Stir in the salt and vanilla and remove from heat.
Put the oats, puffed millet and rice in a large bowl. Pour over the coconut oil mixture and stir to evenly coat all the grains.
Pour oat mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway though. Stir in the nuts and bake for 5 minutes more.
Remove from the oven and cool in the pan. Stir in the sprinkles.
Store granola in an airtight container.
Serving: 11/2 cupCalories: 548kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 13gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 506mgPotassium: 289mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 22IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 3mg