Friday, February 5, 2016

Foodie Friday: Protein Packed, Gluten Free Granola

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My Celiac diseased, granola loving husband was a happy man when, about a year ago,  I started making homemade granola. 
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I was happy because my version is not only cheaper than the store bought GF versions, it is also much healthier. Win! Win!

Gluten Free Granola
4 cups GF Oats
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/3 cup dry quinoa
2 heaping cups roughly chopped nuts (I used pecans and almonds)
1/2 tsp salt
1 heaping TBSP cinnamon

3/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup pure maple syrup 
1/2 cup coconut sugar (You may want more or less syrup or sugar depending on how sweet you like your granola.)

Preheat oven to 325. 
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Combine the first 6 ingredients.
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In a saucepan over low to medium heat, melt the coconut oil, syrup and sugar together. 
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When melted, pour oil/ sugar mixture over dry ingredients and stir to coat evenly.  Spread granola on a parchment lined jelly roll pan.  
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Bake at 325, for about 40-45 minutes, stirring and turning it after 20 minutes.

Let it cool completely.  Because this recipe has a bit more liquid than some recipes, the granola clumps together well and can even be broken into granola bars. Store in an airtight container.
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My favorite way to eat it is on Greek yogurt with a little honey.
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3 comments:

  1. Looks good! I enjoy making GF granola, too, but haven't added quinoa yet...thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. I didn't know it was possible to eat uncooked quinoa. This is a gamechanger for me! And this recipe looks really tasty. I love homemade granola. It has so much more flavor than storebought stuff.

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