Gluten-free Granola

Granola is a delicious breakfast or a healthy snack. But where can you find granola that’s fresh and doesn’t send your blood sugar through the roof? This granola is tastier than anything you can buy in a store. If you use the suggested zero-carb natural sweeteners, it will go easy on your blood sugar. Gluten-free rolled oats is available in most healthy groceries, or buy online from Bob’s Red Mill. Store granola in a sealed container at room temperature for 3 weeks, or several months in the refrigerator. Makes about 10 cups yummy, healthy cereal.

Gluten-free Granola

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 10 cups granola

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup filtered water (If you're using honey, omit the water)
  • 1 1/4 cups Just Like Sugar Table Top natural chicory root sweetener, or 3 1/3 tablespoons PureLo Lo Han Sweetener by Swanson, or 1 cup raw honey, or your favorite sweetener.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3 cups nuts, soaked if possible (See All About Nuts) (almonds, cashews, coconut, sunflower, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon unprocessed salt
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil, melted -optional (Put the jar in a bowl of lukewarm water)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300° F. Cover 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the water, sweetener, and vanilla. Stir briefly until sweetener dissolves.
  3. Add to the mixing bowl the oats, nuts, coconut flakes, almond meal, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Pour the optional coconut oil over the top and mix again.
  5. Spread on cookie sheets and bake 40 – 45 minutes. Stir the granola and turn the tray every 10 minutes. Cool for 30 min. Store in a tightly covered container. Yum!