Gluten-Free Homemade Granola
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Apr 16 2014

Gluten-Free Homemade Granola

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.

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Recipe:

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!

Recipe and photo courtesy of Margie Myers, Power & Grace Yoga.

I don’t know about you, but I just made my grocery list and made sure to include what I needed to make this!

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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