Crunchy Granola

Sick of store bought granola? I was definitely sick of reading labels and seeing so many forms of sugar and additives! I came up with this recipe and everyone who has made it raves about it! Crunchy and delicious; perfect on top of a smoothie bowl, a yogurt fruit bowl, or just as a snack!

Homemade Granola | Lexiscleankichen.com #glutenfree

Homemade Granola | Lexiscleankichen.com #glutenfree

Updated: August 2013

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups organic gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup nuts/seeds (I use slivered raw almonds, chopped walnuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and whole raw almonds)
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional)
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  •  1/4 cup raw organic honey
  • 3 tbsp organic pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • Note: If you like sweeter granola, add 1 tbsp more honey or maple syrup
  • Optional: 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • Optional: 1/2 cup dried fruit

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. In a large bowl combine organic oats, nuts/seeds, and flaxseed meal, with cinnamon,  pumpkin pie spice, and a dash of salt (if adding brown sugar, mix it into the bowl too)
  4. In a pan on the stove combine oil, organic honey, organic vanilla extract, and organic pure maple syrup, bring to a boil
  5. Once boiling, pour over mixture in the bowl and mix thoroughly
  6. TIP: add one egg white to the entire mixture, make sure it’s mixed in extremely well, this makes the granola extremely chunky and stick together in clusters
  7. Pour onto baking sheet and bake at 350, stirring occasionally, until slightly brown
  8. Let cool, and store in air-tight container
  9. NOTE: I generally add the dried fruit as I eat. When mixed in during baking, and then stored I have found that the dried fruit gets hard after about a week. If you are serving the granola right away, feel free to mix them in.

Homemade Granola | Lexiscleankichen.com #glutenfree

Looking for a Paleo Granola? Click Here for the recipe!

 

 

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