This Cranberry Almond Granola and our Greek yogurt supply is ridiculous. It puts all store-bought gluten-free granola (that I’ve tried) to shame. You can’t beat homemade. I’m going to stop trying.
Every. single. morning my mom has her Greek yogurt with granola. It’s the one thing she’ll also eat, as in all gone. That’s kinda huge. During the weekend, Mason steals my yogurt and granola each morning. Ben is also on a granola kick, in between his overnight oats… He’s on some kind of health kick. He’s riding solo there. Basically, we’re all boring and have a slight addiction with yogurt and granola. End of story.
Hold on. It also makes great gifts, like thank you for watching my son. I probably should get baking because I definitely owe a handful of people after this past week. This kid better have the BEST immune system when he’s older.
This <now family favorite> recipe is from Lori, The Recipe Girl Cookbook. I highly recommend it to families who are either new to gluten-free or have a family with different dietary needs. There’s TONS of recipes that include gluten-free, vegetarian or dairy-free adaptions – easily identified with symbols. It’s brilliant. It also includes themed menus for entertaining and great party food recipes. Okay, I’ll stop, but it’s fabulous and have never been disappointed!
Try the granola for yourself and you’ll be sold. My job is done here, folks.
Cranberry Almond Granola | Gluten-free
Recipe from The Recipe Girl Cookbook
Makes 4 cups
- 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 cup whole (or slivered) almonds, chopped
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/3 cup ground flaxseeds
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, toss together the oats, almonds, coconut flakes, flaxseeds, cinnamon and salt.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey, oil, orange juice, sugar and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, then stir. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the oats have turned golden brown. Note: Once you put the oats back in for the second time, keep a close eye to avoid burning. Remove from the oven, stir in the dried cranberries and let granola cool to room temperature.
When the granola has completely cooled, scoop it into a covered / airtight container where it will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.
February 27 2014