homemade gluten free granola

 

Rolled oats and nuts.

 

I know I left you in a lurch a bit the other day when I mentioned making this homemade gluten free granola, but left no link or recipe, so I’ll leave you with my due diligence here.  It would be dishonest of me to say that I made this up as I got the bones of this recipe from a dear friend years ago.  But what happens every time I make it is that I measure less and less and we leave it longer and longer for lower and lower temperatures in the oven and it has just taken on a little life of its own.

 

8 cups thick gluten free rolled oats

1 cup honey (or maple syrup, depending upon the flavor you’re looking for)-today’s was raw clover blossom honey

1 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon cinnamon

freshly ground nutmeg (Annie was in charge so I have no idea how much actually made it into the bowl)

1 cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup almond slivers

And we started out the baking at 275, which is typical for us.  At this level I stir every 30 minutes or so.  But then we had an errand to run so I turned it down to 225 where it sat for the next 90 minutes (because though the house smelled awesome when we returned, I forgot about it) when I stirred it again and turned it back up to 275 to crisp it up and finish it off.  Now I have a beautiful gallon jar full of homemade granola.

We’ll add chopped dried fruit or raisins to it and it’ll go nicely with the yogurt I made from the raw milk yesterday.

 

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