One of the only things I’ve missed since we went nut-free (and gluten-free) is really good Granola. Not that I ate a ton of it but when you can’t have something…you know how that goes, right? I loved especially the “raw” granolas but they all seem to have nuts. I have found one brand that has good crunch that I like but I miss the sweeter ones.
So this week I finally got brave enough to try making some. It is the combination of a few recipes. It is a combination of crunch and sweet but not too sweet. I’ve linked all the ingredients from Go Raw that are nut-free and gluten-free at the bottom.
Try it this weekend. It doesn’t take that much time but that way you can enjoy the process. This is something I think my girls would love to make. I’m sure we’ll be making another batch this weekend, too.
- 1 c pumpkin seeds
- 1 c pumpkin seed sunflower seed mix
- 4 c Gluten Free Rolled Oats
- 5⅓ c sweetened flake coconut (1 bag)
- 2 c Buckwheat groats/Flax seed mix
- ¾ c vegetable oil
- ¾ c honey
- 2 c dried cherries
- 2 c dried cranberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spread pumpkin and sunflower seeds on a baking sheet.
- Toast in the oven for 6-8 minutes.
- Remove to cool.
- Reduce oven heat to 325 degrees.
- Mix first 5 ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Add ¾ c of oil then ¾ c honey.
- Be sure to add oil first!
- Stir to mix well.
- Spray two baking rimmed sheets with oil (or spread with brush or paper towel if you don't have spray)
- Spread mixture on the baking sheets.
- Bake for 15 minutes and stir.
- Switch baking sheet racks to ensure even baking.
- Bake an additional 5-10 minutes.
- Remove when golden brown and cool.
- Be careful not to let it cool completely and harden to the baking sheet.
- You can let it cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to parchment paper if desired.
- Stores at room temperature for 1 week.
It’s great by the handful as a snack or as a cereal in the am for breakfast.
I hope you enjoy!
ps – Here’s a Bonus for you: I mentioned “raw” granola. All of these ingredients, other that the dried fruit, were “raw.” I’ve You could totally eat this in it’s pre baked form as a muesli, adding a bit of honey and a few finely diced apples when you wanted to eat it. I’ll be doing that with part of the next batch.
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