Friday, June 6, 2014

My Favorite GF Granola

This is from The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook (click on blue words to find out more about them)

Makes about 5 cups
Note they included: Oats can sometimes contain traces of gluten if processed in a facility that also processes gluten containing grains. Be sure to use Certified Gluten-Free Oats

3 cups Bob's Red Mill Oats
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 cup coarsely chopped almonds
1 TBS cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup melted coconut oil (I use grapeseed oil)
1 tsp vanilla

optional additions
chopped dried apple
dried cranberries
dried cherries
shredded coconut
sunflower seeds
pumpkin seeds

1. Preheat oven to 300F. Place the rolled oats, nuts and spices into a medium sized bowl. Mix well.

2. Add the maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla to the oat mixture. Toss together using two spoons. Add shredded coconut and any seeds if desired, toss again.

3. Spread mixture onto a large cookie sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes, turning occasionally with a spatula.

4. Remove from oven and stir in any dried fruit if desired. Let cool completely before transferring to a large glass jar.

Note: I omit the nuts and just do 5 cups of oats, maple syrup, and grapseed oil (for coconut oil).


  1. This sounds soo good- I can't wait to try it!

  2. I make a similar granola, but I use 1/4 C. molasses and 1/4 C. maple syrup for the sweetener, and add whatever nuts and seeds I have on hand. I also add 1/4 C. ground flax seed and 2 Tbsp. chia seed for this amount of oats. The flax adds much-needed fiber and oils, and the chia helps satisfy, as it swells when it absorbs moisture. Yummy!

  3. Great ideas! I appreciate your comments!!