Gluten Free Maple Granola

I seem  to go on food jags where I will make something quite often for months and then for some reason I will forget about it and not make it again for a couple of years.   Then one day I will think about it all of a sudden or someone will mention it and I have no idea why I stopped making it.  Is it just me who does this??

This granola is one of those things.  And when I made it last week, after about a four year hiatus, we couldn't get enough.  It is so good and full of so many healthy ingredients.  The oatmeal, flax, almonds and sunflower seeds are mixed with maple syrup and baked slowly until they are just slightly golden making it so crunchy with just a touch of sweetness.  Whether it is in milk or on top of yogurt I just love the crunch!

 The only debate now is whether it is breakfast or dessert.  Granola is traditionally a breakfast food but lately we have been enjoying it with yogurt and fruit for dessert.  The granola turns the yogurt and fruit into a crisp, but even better because if you run out of the "crisp" part you can just sprinkle on more.  Can't do that with a regular fruit crisp!

 
 

Gluten Free Maple Granola 

  • 5 cups gluten free oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup flax, ground
  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds 
  • 1 1/2 cups slivered almonds 
  • 3/4 cup warm water 
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil 
  • 1 tsp. GF vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea salt
In a large mixing bowl combine oatmeal, flax, sunflower seeds and almonds.  In a small bowl combine remaining ingredients.  Add the liquid to the dry and mix well.  Divide mixture between two cookie sheets and spread evenly.  Bake in a  250 degree oven for 1 1/2 hours until the granola is a pale golden colour. Stir once or twice during baking.  Turn oven off and allow he granola to cool in the oven with the door ajar.  When completely cool store in an airtight container.  

2 comments

ConciergeLibrarian said...

This looks like real clean eating. I love the addition of the fruit to the plate...makes it look very merry..LOL

Carmen Baguio said...

I have to have gluten-free so this is perfect for me!