Snickers Granola (Vegan, Gluten Free & Oil Free)

 
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The classic combination of caramel, peanut butter and chocolate that comes from a snickers bar gets turned into a crunchy sweet granola. This Snickers Granola is healthy, requires just 8 plant based ingredients and takes just 30 minutes to make!

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YUP, you read that right. Today I’m sharing with you an exquisite granola recipe: SNICKERS GRANOLA! Who doesn’t love caramel-y, peanut butter-y chocolate goodness? We all know eating a snickers bar is a treat, but what if it’s made from healthy ingredients, something you could have everyday and still feel amazing? I’m here to tell you, now you can.

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If we look at whats in a snickers bar, the ingredients list isn’t that great. This Snickers Granola was inspired by the flavours coming from the classic snickers bar which is: caramel, peanuts and chocolate. Oh but we can’t forget about the nougat, which to me just tastes like sugar. So what goes into this granola?

  1. peanut butter & peanuts

  2. maple syrup

  3. coconut butter

  4. oats

  5. puffed quinoa

  6. mini chocolate chips

  7. and a bit of vanilla & salt

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You may be wondering how we’re going to tackle the different components in a granola recipe so we can taste each element of caramel, peanut butter and chocolate. Well, basically we’re going to be making two different granolas and mixing it together! That way we get the distinct flavours of peanut butter and caramel. Then lastly, adding in the chocolate chips, because it wouldn’t be a snickers bar without any chocolate.

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So we have the caramel component coming from the caramel granola. The peanut component coming from the peanut butter granola. The nougat component coming from the sweetness of both granolas and the added oats for a “chew”. (NOTE: I did try to add dates to this granola, however found it way too sweet but do as you please). And of course the chocolate component is covered from the mini chocolate chips we added in. BAM we have a delicious (highly addicting) Snickers Granola!

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I hope you enjoy this Snickers Granola as much as I do! If you’re on the fence of trying them, here’s why I think you’ll love this granola! It’s:

  • caramel-y

  • peanut butter-y

  • chocolate-y

  • basically eating a healthy deconstructed snickers bar

  • fully vegan

  • gluten and oil free

  • crunchy

  • sweet

  • salty

  • and just really damn tasty (seriously!!)

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I rarely ever eat granola with milk but this Snickers Granola is SO good with some soy milk!

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Incase you’re in need of some more granola recipes, here’s a few more of my favourites on the blog!

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If you recreate this Snickers Granola please share it and let me know what you think by tagging me on Instagram @lisakitahara, I love seeing your take on my recipes!

Snickers Granola

The classic combination of caramel, peanut butter and chocolate that comes from a snickers bar gets turned into a crunchy sweet granola. This Snickers Granola is healthy & takes just 30 minutes to make!

Makes: 3 cups

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Ingredients:
  • Peanut Butter Granola:
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (40g)
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter (30g)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup rolled oats (80g)
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, chopped (40g)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Caramel Granola:
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (40g)
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter, melted (28g)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup puffed quinoa (20g)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (45g)

Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Line a baking tray with a silicon baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. Into a medium bowl, combine the maple syrup, peanut butter and vanilla into a bowl, and stir until combined. Add in the rolled oats, chopped peanuts and salt and mix until combined. Spread the peanut butter granola over the lined baking tray.
  3. Into another medium bowl, combine the maple syrup, coconut butter, vanilla and mix until stir. Add in the puffed quinoa and salt and mix until combined. Spread the caramel granola over the lined baking tray and gently mix it with the peanut butter granola. Bake for 25-28 minutes, rotating the tray half way. Once out of the oven, you can either add in the chocolate chips and mix the granola around and let it melt through or wait until fully cooled to keep the chocolate chips whole. Allow it to fully cool before storing or eating.

NOTES:

  • GLUTEN FREE: use oats labeled gluten free if needed

  • If you do not have puffed quinoa, you may substitute it for 1 cup of rolled oats, although I do really think the puffed quinoa adds a nice “chocolate bar” texture to this granola

  • Can be stored in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks.

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