Monday, May 30, 2011

Gluten Free Granola Recipe

This granola recipe is very flexible and a great way to use up any seeds and nuts you might have on hand. Gluten free granola with some fruit and almond milk is a great treat for breakfast or as a dessert replacement. This recipe is actually pretty low in sugar compared to most ready made granola which have sugar as a main ingredient.* Although granola is loaded with calories, the calories in this recipe are full of nutrients making it healthier than most granola.

My mother makes it to give to friends as a housewarming gift. "This is much too good to be gluten free" was the report we got after sending it home with friends.

Gluten Free Granola Recipe

Mix together in a large bowl:

Separately, in sauce pan over low heat until combined:

  • 1.5 cups applesauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup oil (macadamia nut oil)
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Pour sauce from pan over dry ingredients and mix well in bowl until combined using a large spoon. Divide mixture onto 2 sheet trays and spread evenly over each sheet tray so mixture covers tray. Bake in 300º oven for 1 hour. Every 20 minutes use a spatula to stir granola and turn over so it doesn't burn. It might need a few more minutes depending on your oven. Also, rotate trays in the oven so that they cook evenly. When granola is golden brown remove from the oven and let it cool down.

Add to cooked granola mixture:
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
Put in large mason jars or containers to store until needed.

*For example, Bakery on Main Gluten Free Granola ingredients are more like a cereal since corn flakes and sugar are the first to ingredients: Organic Corn Flake organic corn flour water) Evaporated Cane Juice Rice Crisp Rice Flour Rice Bran Raisin Jice Concentrate Honey Salt) Expeller Pressed Canola Oil Sunflower Seeds Brazilnuts Banana Sesame Seed Flax Seed Natural Brown Sugar Flavor Natural C oconut Flavor Natural Vanilla Flavor Sea Salt.

2 comments:

SusieQ said...

..and if you don't want the bother of making gluten-free granola yourself, try the granolas from www.martinsmarvelous.com. We bought some during a visit to Vancouver and can't wait to be able to buy it from amazon.com.

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Anonymous said...

I'm gluten intolerant and love granola. After searching many recipes I tried this one. EXCELLENT. Better than anything you could buy. I added a cup of pumpkin seeds and used some sesame oil to give it a hit of sesame flavour. A must try if you miss granola.

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