Wheatless Wednesday: Gluten-Free Granola

March 28, 2012

Gluten-free granola is a nutritious way to begin the day.  Gluten-free oats are mixed with dried fruit such as raisins and coconut, chopped almonds, and sweet agave nectar.  This recipe is so versatile, you can swap out the almonds for sunflower seeds or pecans and the raisins for dried cranberries and crystallized ginger.  Serve this delicious gluten-free granola with thick vanilla yogurt and a drizzle of honey.

Gluten-Free Granola


1/4 cup of agave nectar or ½ cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons of canola oil or olive oil
cooking spray or rub canola oil(for baking sheet)
Add ins:
1/4 cup of cacao nibs
Preheat oven to 350F. Place the oats and chopped almonds onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes to toast.
Place all other ingredients in a bowl and mix. When oats and almonds are toast, add them into the bowl.
Bring down oven temperature to 300F. Spray pan/coat with oil and place mixture on cookie sheet.
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until slightly brown in color. Let cool, then break apart into pieces.
I keep my granola in the freezer, I think it stay fresher this way.

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