With more than a slight nod to the kind of crunchy granola that took off in the sixties and never faded away, this one just might become your go-to recipe. While the varieties bought in bulk or in boxes are usually pretty good, for ultimate flavor and freshness, there’s nothing like an easy crunchy granola recipe that can be made in your own oven. And it gives off a divine aroma while it’s cooling on your kitchen counter.
Make sure to consider the optional ancient grains amaranth or teff, which give this granola a unique flavor and extra crunch. These tiny seed-like grains don’t need to be precooked. Look for them in natural food stores, in the bulk grains section.
Enjoy this crunchy granola straight as a cereal (or mixed with other cereals) served with nondairy milk; as a topping for vegan ice cream or vegan parfaits, and as a delicious topping for fruity desserts. You can also pack it into attractive jars to give as an inexpensive gift during the holiday season.