Easy Homemade Granola

Gluten-free granola never tasted so good! This easy recipe can be adapted to taste.

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Easy Homemade Granola

Crunchy, Flavorful and Satisfying!

Truth: this is the first time I’ve made homemade granola & I can’t believe how seriously I’ve been missing out!

Recipe from my sister-in-law, it’s a combination of her favorite recipes and can be easily adapted to your family’s tastes.

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The basics are gluten-free oats, 2 types of chopped nuts (we used walnuts & pecans), coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, sea salt and dried fruit (we used cranberries).

A note about oats: Oats are a naturally gluten-free grain but they are contaminated via cross contact with wheat, barley and rye during the growing and processing process.  So definitely look for gluten free oats, preferably certified gluten free oats.

But there’s more…. back when my son was first diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten-free oats were mostly grown via a process known as purity protocol.  In recent years, gluten-free oats have also been processed through a manufacturing process known as “sorting”.  There is much controversy about sorting versus purity protocol oats.  For more information I’m linking articles by GF Jules and by Gluten-Free Watchdog.

Also, some people with celiac don’t tolerate oats so please do what ‘s best for you and your health.

For those interested, we use gluten-free oats from GF Harvest (amazon affiliate link), grown through purity protocol.

Back to the gluten-free granola…

Guess what we’re eating for breakfast tomorrow…

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Hope you love it as much as we do!

Scroll down to see the recipe and leave a comment if you try.

Recipe

Homemade Granola
 
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A combination of family favorite recipes, it can be easily adapted to your tastes. The basics are gluten-free oats, chopped nuts (we used walnuts & pecans), coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, sea salt and dried fruit (we used cranberries).
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Serves: 6 cups
Ingredients
  • 4 cups certified Gluten-Free rolled oats
  • ½ rounded cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ rounded cup chopped pecans or almonds
  • 3-4 tablespoons maple syrup (pending how sweet you like it)
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup dried Cranberries (or dried fruit of your choice)
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats & chopped nuts.
  3. In a glass measuring cup combine melted coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon and sea salt. Whisk well with a fork.
  4. Drizzle oil/ syrup mixture over the oats, stirring as you go to make sure all the oats are well coated.
  5. Spread granola on 2 baking sheets.
  6. Bake for approx 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown, stirring once after about 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool a bit before stirring in dried fruit.
  8. Store in air-tight container.

2 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Granola

  1. Hi! May I ask what it means when you say stirring the granola once after about 15 mins? Isn’t the granular flat on the baking pan? Do I mix it up again and lay it flat? Thanks!! 🙂

    1. Yes! Sorry if that was unclear…. I mean give it a stir or mix it up with a spoon while on the baking sheet and lay flat so that it bakes evenly. Let me know if you make it. 🙂

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