I personally love a flavorful, versatile recipe such as this Old-Fashioned Homemade Granola. It’s easy to make and provides a quick and tasty breakfast or afternoon snack. This granola also adds delicious flavors and crunch when served as an ice cream topping, mixed with yogurt, or sprinkled on Berry Spinach Salad or Strawberry Spinach Salad.
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Old-Fashioned Homemade Gluten-Free Granola naturally begins with old-fashioned rolled oats.
To make this recipe, I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Extra Thick Rolled Oats. I like using extra-thick oats because they provide more texture and substance and work well with the other ingredients.
The first step is to combine oats with melted butter and a little canola oil. Once the oats are coated, pour the mixture into a jelly roll pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes in a preheated 350 degrees F oven (stir the oats after the first 5 minutes).
In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, honey, and molasses. Cook on medium-low heat until mixture starts to bubble slightly (approximately 5 – 7 minutes).
Remove the oats from the oven, add the remaining granola ingredients and drizzle the hot syrup mixture over top and stir well. Return the granola to the oven and bake another 30 minutes; stir occasionally.
Allow the mixture to cool for 5 minutes, then stir to break apart. Allow granola to cool completely before storing.
The granola stays fresher longer if stored in Mason jars (with lids and bands on) versus plastic containers and is best when used within one week.
Old-Fashioned Homemade Gluten-Free Granola also makes a yummy DIY gift idea!
A delicious and versatile gluten-free granola.
- 3 cups extra thick gluten-free rolled steel cut oats
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 4 ounces sweetened dried blueberries
- 4 ounces sweetened dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup almonds, chopped
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 2 tablespoons gluten-free hulled hemp seeds (Optional))
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/8 cup molasses
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a bowl, toss oats with melted butter and canola oil.
- Spread oats out on a jelly roll pan lined with parchment paper.
- Bake 5 minutes, stir, and bake another 5 minutes.
- Remove from oven and add blueberries, cranberries, sunflower seeds, almonds, pecans, and hemp seeds. Stir mixture and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, honey, and molasses. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring until mixture barely starts bubbling. Drizzle hot mixture over granola, toss to combine.
- Bake for 30 minutes, stirring mixture occasionally to prevent burning.
- Remove from oven. Cool 5 minutes, then stir mixture to break granola apart.
- Allow granola to cool completely, store in airtight glass jars.
- Keeps well up to one week.
Granola keeps well up to one week in an airtight glass jar. Feel free to add mini dark chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or mini M&M's to the cooled granola before storing. This granola makes a yummy DIY gift too!
Feel free to toss in a handful of mini dark chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or mini M&M’s to Old-Fashioned Homemade Gluten-Free Granola before serving.
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