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July 18, 2010

For Breakfast Time Or Anytime: Gluten Free Granola

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Way healthier than any store-bought version, this simple Granola makes a great topping for fruit and yogurt, ice cream or served straight-up in a bowl with fruit and milk for breakfast.   It’s versatile, too!  You can substitute pecans and maple syrup for the almonds and honey, or add seeds, coconut or dried fruit to the mix.  Just be sure to add any dried fruits AFTER baking!

Now, before you get your boxers all in a bunch, I realize there are Gluten-Intolerant folks out there who just can’t do Oats, even if they are Certfied Gluten-Free.    But there are some Gluten-Free and Oat-Free Granola recipes out there, like this one.  Usually, some cereal ingredient is substituted for the oats, but the end result is basically the same: a crunchy and slightly sweet concoction with lots of healthful ingredients! 

To make this, you’ll need:

4 Cups Oats (Certified Gluten Free – I used Bob’s Red Mill)

1/3 – 1/2  Cup Sliced Almonds

1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Dash Nutmeg

Dash Salt

1/3 Cup Canola Oil

1/2 Cup Honey

1 tsp Vanilla

What to do:

In a large bowl, combine Oats, Nuts, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Salt unti well mixed.

In a glass measuring cup, combine Oil, Honey and Vanilla.

Pour Honey mixture into oat mixture while stirring.

Mix well until oat mixture is evenly coated, then place in a 9″ x 13″ baking pan.

(I sure hope your pan is newer and less stained than mine.  This particular one goes way back to my youth, so you can imagine how much use this has gotten.  But it still works!)

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes during baking.

Cool and store in airtight container for up to two weeks or place in the freezer for longer storage.

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