Gooda Uncheese And Vegan Vittles Maple Walnut Granola

October 8, 2010 by Keri

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!

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Vegan Snack Recipes

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!

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Vegan Cheese Recipes

Vegan Cheese Recipes

Vegan Cheese Recipes

What is in your dream homemade granola or trail mix?

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  1. Krys says:

    We love homemade granola around here. I have two recipes I made for the guys: Cranberry orange, and a mango coconut. Our favorite is the cranberry orange.

    I love the UnCheese Cookbook. It is awesome. Now I am going to have to make the “Gooda” cheese. 🙂

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    • amy krumbholz says:

      Hi my name is amy and i have just joined. I have been a vegetarian for a while and am trying to change to vegan. Anyway here are my questions.I bought nutritional yeast flakes to try them i am told they taste like cheese how do i use them? Also is how is vegan pronounced? thanks sincerely amy k.

      • Keri says:

        They’re especially great in “cheese” sauces. I suggest doing a quick only search for vegan cheese sauce recipes. 🙂 It’s pronounced veegan with a long e.

    • Keri says:

      Aww, those sound great! Hope you enjoy the cheese and I hope you had a great weekend too! 🙂

  2. Noelle says:

    What, you made that Gooda cheese? Looks so yummy!

  3. Sarah S. says:

    Haven’t tried the Gooda yet, but I LOVE the Colby Cheez, highly recommended 😉

  4. My dream granola has lots of peanut butter! Oats, peanut butter, groats, maple, raisins, almonds, and sometimes even banana. I am a “everything but the kitchen sink” kind of guy 🙂

  5. man, I should get that cookbook. Can you make vegan string cheese? I would love to be able to make that for my family, they’re annoyingly string cheese-obsessed.

    • Keri says:

      You could cut it into the stick shape, but unfortunately it wouldn’t “string” like the string cheese does. It would be more like a processed or “American” cheese stick.

  6. Jess - The Domestic Vegan says:

    I am making this cheez right now for an appetizer tomorrow! Yours is so beautiful.