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Gluten Free Homemade Oat Granola

Looking for the best recipes to start your day right? Dive into the world of gluten-free homemade oat granola! Perfect for those with food allergies or anyone craving a crunchy, wholesome breakfast. Infused with pure maple syrup and packed with nutritious ingredients like pumpkin seeds and chia seeds, this easy recipe is a game-changer.

You can double batch this delicious granola to have plenty on hand for breakfasts, snacks, or even to give as homemade gifts. With its crunchy clusters and irresistible aroma, it’s sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

Enjoy it with milk, sprinkle it on top of smoothie bowls, or munch on it as a satisfying snack. Plus, making your own granola allows you to customise it to your taste, ensuring it’s just the way you like it.

Forget store-bought granola packed with unknown ingredients. Whip up a batch of this gluten-free oat granola and taste the difference!

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Why you’ll love this gluten-free oat granola recipe:

1. Homemade granola recipe: Enjoy the satisfaction of creating your own granola with this easy recipe. You’ll know exactly what goes into it, ensuring a wholesome and delicious breakfast option.

2. Customisable Ingredients: Tailor this granola to your taste or dietary needs by swapping in your favourite nuts, seeds, or dried fruits. With every batch, you can experiment and create your perfect combination of crunchy clusters.

3. Wholesome and Nutritious: Packed with nutritious ingredients like oats, seeds, and dried fruit, this granola provides a satisfying and energy-boosting start to your day. It’s a delicious way to fuel your body with wholesome goodness.

4. Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether it’s breakfast on a busy weekday morning or a mid-afternoon snack, this granola is versatile and convenient. It’s also a fantastic option for on-the-go eating or as a topping for smoothie bowls.

5. Shareable and Gift-Worthy: Not only is this granola perfect for treating yourself, but it also makes a thoughtful gift for friends and family. Package it up in jars or bags to share the joy of homemade goodness with others.

6. Budget-Friendly: Making your own granola at home can save you money compared to buying pre-made varieties at the store. Plus, you can buy ingredients in bulk to further reduce costs.

7. Healthier Option: By controlling the ingredients, you can ensure that your healthy granola is free from additives, preservatives, and excessive sugars. It’s a healthier alternative to many store-bought options.

8. Versatile Serving Ideas: Enjoy this granola with milk, yoghurt, or as a topping for desserts like ice cream or fresh fruit salad. Its versatility makes it a staple in any kitchen.

To make this granola, you’ll need:

Ingredients

50ml olive oil

50ml maple syrup

25ml honey

2tsp vanilla extract

400g gluten free porridge oats

100g mixed seeds (I used a mixture of linseed seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds)

1tsp sea salt

50g sultanas, raisins

50g dried cranberries

50g dried dates, chopped

50g dried apricots, chopped

Variations and Substitutions

Variations and substitutions for this recipe:

  1. Not gluten free: use regular porridge oats instead 🙂
  2. Nuts: You can substitute the mixed seeds with chopped nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts for added crunch and flavour.
  3. Sweeteners: Instead of honey and maple syrup, you can use agave.
  4. Oil: You can use sunflower oil or melted butter instead of olive oil.
  5. Spice: Add a pinch of cinnamon or ginger for added warmth and flavour.
  6. Coconut flakes: You can add some unsweetened coconut flakes for added texture and flavour.
  7. Chocolate chips: Stir in some chocolate chips or cocoa nibs after the granola has cooled for a decadent treat.
  8. Dried fruits: Use any dried fruits you like such as figs, prunes, apples, or cherries.
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How to make Gluten free Homemade Oat Granola

1. Preheat the oven to 140C. 

2. Mix together the olive oil, maple syrup, honey and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. 

3. Add all the dry ingredients except the dried fruit and mix well so all the oats and seeds are coated. 

4. Tip out the granola mixture on to a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper and make sure it’s well spread out on the baking sheet. 

5. Bake for 25-30mins until everything is crisp and golden brown, remove the granola from oven and let the granola cool. 

6. When the granola has cooled stir in the dried fruit. 

7. Enjoy with milk or yoghurt 🙂 this gluten free granola can be kept in an airtight jar for up to one month.

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Ways to serve

Here are some ways to serve this gluten-free oat granola recipe:

  1. With milk: Enjoy the granola as a classic breakfast cereal by pouring milk over it. You can use dairy milk or any plant-based milk like almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk.
  2. With yoghurt: Top your favorite yoghurt with a generous serving of granola for a delicious and nutritious breakfast or snack.
  3. In a parfait: Layer the granola with your favourite fruit and yoghurt for a beautiful and healthy parfait dessert.
  4. On top of porridge: Sprinkle the granola on top of a warm bowl of porridge for added crunch and flavour.
  5. In a smoothie bowl: Add a handful of granola on top of a smoothie bowl for added texture and crunch.
  6. As a snack: Enjoy the granola as a healthy snack on its own or mixed with some nuts and seeds.
  7. On top of ice cream: Sprinkle the granola on top of your favourite ice cream for a delicious and crunchy topping.
  8. Top with peanut butter or almond butter.

Top Tip

To achieve those irresistible crunchy clusters in your gluten-free oat granola, resist the urge to stir it too often while baking. Allow it to cook undisturbed, then gently break it apart once cooled for perfect clusters each time.

FAQ

Can I use regular oats instead of gluten-free oats

Yes, you can!

How long does this granola stay fresh?

When stored in an airtight container at room temperature, this granola stays fresh for up to one month.

Can I freeze this granola?

Absolutely! Freeze it in an airtight container for up to three months for longer storage.

Can I add fresh fruit to the granola before baking?

It’s best to add fresh fruit after baking to prevent it from becoming too soft or mushy. However, you can stir in freeze-dried fruit before baking for added flavour and texture.

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Gluten Free Oat Granola

Looking for the best recipes to start your day right? Dive into the world of homemade gluten-free oat granola! Perfect for those with food allergies or anyone craving a crunchy, wholesome breakfast. Infused with pure maple syrup and packed with nutritious ingredients like pumpkin seeds and chia seeds, this easy recipe is a game-changer.
Course Breakfast, brunch
Keyword cereal, chia seeds, granola
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 274kcal
Author Karolyn

Ingredients

  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 50 ml maple syrup
  • 25 ml honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 400 g gluten free porridge oats
  • 100 g mixed seeds I used a mixture of linseed seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 50 g sultanas raisins
  • 50 g dried cranberries
  • 50 g dried dates chopped
  • 50 g dried apricots chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 140C.
  • Mix together the olive oil, maple syrup, honey and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add all the dry ingredients except the dried fruit and mix well so all the oats and seeds are coated.
  • Tip out the granola mixture on to a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper and make sure it’s well spread out on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25-30mins until everything is crisp and golden brown, remove the granola from oven and let the granola cool.
  • When the granola has cooled stir in the dried fruit.
  • Enjoy with milk or yoghurt 🙂 this gluten free granola can be kept in an airtight jar for up to one month.

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg

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