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. Toss mixture until the oats are coated, then return 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!
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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