Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Homemade Wheat-Free Granola

We just began making our own granola and it's so good! I can't believe I used to actually buy this stuff for way too much money. And ours is so much better. We're still improving the recipe every time we mix some up, but this time it was pretty great. A long list of ingredients, but you can modify or add your favorites as you see fit. 

  • 8 cups rolled oats (please never use instant!)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 4 tbs cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1-2 tbs vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 orange 
  • 1/4 cup- 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 cups of your favorite mixed dried fruit- chopped (apricots, figs, prunes, dates, cranberries, golden raisins, dried cherries)
  • 1 cup favorite nuts (we used walnuts and cashews)
Preheat oven at 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients. Melt coconut oil, then mix in syrup and vanilla. Te pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture and toss throughly. Put on baking sheet and place in oven for 20-25 minutes. Toss mixture every 10 minutes or so. 

Take out of oven and place back in bowl. Mix in chopped fruit and nuts.

 Makes 3 quart mason jars full. 

Hide your stash of granola!


  1. Made this granola last night (my first time ever).
    I added 1/2 cup pepitas & an extra cup of nuts (almonds & cashews...tho' I think I'll do your combined mix next time).
    Had it for breakfast this morning with raw organic milk. A friend came over shortly afterward & we had breakfast again!
    She loved it! As did I! Yum!
    Thank you!
    Fran (Australia)

  2. So glad you enjoyed it. Amazing how easy it is to make your own! Pepitas sound like a good addition too.