Gooda Uncheese And Vegan Vittles Maple Walnut Granola
One thing I’d never never really gotten into until I started reading blogs? Granola. Outside of our little blogging community, I’ve never really heard granola painted in a positive light. It’s generally classified as a hippie health food, even though I know for a fact there are as many ways to make it unhealthy as there are to make it healthy. Another thing that kept me from granola lovin’? The good stuff can have a huge price tag for a tiny package! So the solution to satisfying your granola curiosity or love on a budget? Make your own! It’s not only much cheaper, you’re also not stuck picking out the weird whatever-that-is from the mix because every bowl or handful is your own special blend. And you’re not going to add whatever-it-is to your granola… because you aren’t even sure what it is… I got this maple walnut granola recipe (page 58) from Vegan Vittles, but if you don’t have that one check any of the cookbooks you do have for a breakfast-type section. Even quicker, check online through the magic that is Google. Once I run out of this massive batch, I’ll create an I Eat Trees granola all our own and post the recipe!
Next up on the cool things to make yourself list, blocks of vegan cheese. For this Gooda Cheez recipe (page 161), I revisited another favorite, The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook. It’s not necessarily cheaper (although it very well may be much cheaper if you’re paying more than a few dollars a tube/package), but I’ve heard a lot of you tell me you don’t have access to vegan cheese locally, so the ability to bake your own could be life-changing! Okay, maybe not life changing, but very convenient! I would never eat some of my favorite packaged vegan cheeses without melting them into a recipe, but we ate slices of this right on crackers and it was delicious. It also made a mean grilled cheese and chalsa (cheesy salasa) dip for tortilla chips!
What is in your dream homemade granola or trail mix?