There is nothing better than homemade granola. Making granola and/or granola bars at home allows you to control the ingredients. You may find a recipe that you fall in love with and make it the same each time, or you may enjoy mixing things up and creating a new flavor journey each time. A good friend has been kind enough to share her granola recipe with us below. The recipe is gluten-free and can be made dairy-free by making some easy substitutions.
Melt 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup almond (or other nut) butter, and 2/3 cup honey. Stir, remove from heat. While it is melting, toast 1 cup chopped raw unsalted almonds or walnuts in a 325 degree oven.
Mix in big bowl:
- 5 cups gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- Pinch salt
- The toasted almonds
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels for dairy and soy-free)
Pour melted mixture over all and stir. Press into lightly oiled 9 x 13 pan (or use parchment paper). Bake at 325 for 30 -35 mins til golden.
You can slice into bars while warm, but don’t lift them out til completely cool or they crumble. The crumbles make great granola, so no worries there!
I don’t know about you, but I just made my grocery list and made sure to include what I needed to make this!