Tasty treats with Miss Maple LA

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending an evening with the amazingly talented Jessica of Miss Maple. She and I baked gluten free & vegan treats for her to sell at the Bank of America farmers’ market downtown. To be honest, I have always been skeptical of gluten free/vegan items in the past, but for this night I put my worries aside and boy was I pleasantly surprised! Everything we made was delicious AND nutritious! I do declare, Jessica has something good going on.

Read on for her healthy granola recipe below!

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Miss Maple…making some goodies.

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Granola recipe:

1/2 cup coconut oil

3/4 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup brown rice flour

3/4 tsp salt

3 cups oats

3 TBSP chia mixed with 3 TBSP water

1/3 cup flax

1/3 cup sesame seeds

3/4 cup millet

3/4 cup chopped almonds

3/4 cup coconut

3/4 cup raisins

dash of cinnamon to taste

1-2 drops orange oil

pinch of lavender

pinch of rosemary

1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Toast flax, sesame seeds, almonds, and millet for 20 minutes. Add coconut and toast 5 more minutes, or until brown. Meanwhile, combine water and chia and set aside. Whip coconut oil, and maple until fluffy (you can also substitute agave for maple.) Add chia mixture and brown rice flour and mix until combined. Add oats, salt, toasted dry mix, and raisins. Mix until combined.

Press mixture into baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until edges start to brown. Let it cool completely (this is important for the right consistency.) Break up and store as flat as possible to prevent moisture. Granola can last up to a month if well stored!

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Waiting for the yummy morsels to come out of the oven!

This would be the PERFECT hostess gift or just to have as a snack on christmas day! Bag up equal amounts in cute packaging and voila…you have something thoughtful and homemade to give to loved ones!

xoxo,

miss notsocoy

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