I've tried quite a few recipes over the years. Unfortunately, I was always left disappointed at the lack of chunky granola goodness. But I knew chunky was possible because many of the store bought brands had the texture I loved. However, they were also filled with sugar and gluten. So I decided I was going to figure out the secret to creating a chunky granola - one I could make at home, without the added sugar and without the gluten.
Well I'm here to tell you I found the secret ingredient. And now I'm sharing it with you - so you can always get that chunky texture everyone loves, and never be disappointed.
What's the secret you might be asking? Just add nut or seed butter. It's that simple.
Adding almond butter or tahini (my favorite way) will enable the nuts and seeds to stick together and stay together as they bake. Once the mixture cools, you will have the chunkiest, tastiest granola ever. And the best part - it was made by you, with love and without any unwanted ingredients!
Now if the chunky texture wasn't enough, let me tell you why this is one of my favorite recipes.
First, it doesn't make a big mess. There is minimal clean up, minimal chopping, and minimal dishes. Huge win all around right there.
Second, it comes together in minutes with the use of the blender. The blender does all the chopping for you and it provides the perfect consistency.
Last but not least, I can control what goes into my granola. I only use health promoting ingredients - no refined sugar and no gluten.
I think you should try it out! And then let me know how it goes. I even have a video breaking down the steps for you. Pardon the loud barking dogs at about the 8:00 minute marker ;)
This recipe was created by Jessica Yeager, CNE <–click the link and come hang out on FB with me!
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