Easy Homemade Breakfast Granola...Gluten Free
Granola is often thought of as a breakfast food, but it is really great anytime. I eat it as a snack, and sometimes for dessert as a parfait. I toss it in my bag for an on the go treat, and I eat it for breakfast. Granola is yummy, and sweet, but can be a lot of calories if you don't watch it.
I started making my own granola to control the calories, the sugar content, and to be able to make it gluten free. Making granola is super easy. I usually give my kids my recipe, and just let them make it. It really is as simple as measuring ingredients into a bowl, and mixing with your hands. Set a timer for 20 minutes, and you will have delicious granola.
3 cups Gluten Free Oats
1 ½ cup Shredded Coconut, Unsweetened
1 cup Dried Cranberries, No sugar Added
1 cup Sliced Almonds
½ cup Coconut Oil
½ cup Honey
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract, GF
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl mix oats, coconut, cranberries, and sliced almonds. In a medium bowl mix oil, honey, and vanilla. Pour honey mixture into the oat mixture and mix ingredients with hands, making sure to completely coat oats. Pour mixture onto a baking sheet with raised edges and evenly spread mixture. Place in center rack and bake for 20 minutes, turning baking sheet after 10 minutes for even cooking.
Allow granola to cool completely. Granola will become crunchy as it cools.
Enjoy your granola as a snack, over some greek yogurt, or with milk as breakfast cereal. Store in ziplock or closed container for 7-10 days.