Gluten + Grain Free Granola

If you are anything like me nothing beats a good granola! Granola is so versatile, you can add to yogurt and berries and make a parfait, sprinkle on chia pudding, or heck just eat it straight out of the container if that tickles your fancy (don’t worry I won’t tell anyone 😉).

Trying to find a granola recipe that is both gluten free and grain free is nearly impossible!!! So I thought it can’t be that difficult to create a recipe myself, so I did! I decided to mix together all my favorite ingredients to make a yummy and healthy granola that everyone will love!

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It is such a simple recipe that contains so many healthy an nutritious ingredients you just can’t go wrong! Just a few of the benefits of the ingredients in this simple granola include:

  • Nuts — full of nutrients + minerals + healthy fats + protein + antioxidants
  • Seeds — full of nutrients + minerals + healthy fats + protein + antioxidants
  • Puffed quinoa — full of protein + fiber + iron
  • Coconut — full of protein + fibre + minerals + nutrients
  • Cinnamon — is good for so many things including antioxidant + anti-inflammatory + hormone balancing + anti-diabetic + anti-bacterial + anti-viral (what does cinnamon not do!!)

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The beauty of making your own granola is that it allows you to use your creative juices and mix together all kinds of different and wonderful creations! You really can’t go wrong with granola, just add a little bit of what you are feeling at that time.

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Gluten + Grain Free Granola
 
Barefoot Brit:
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 C coconut shreds
  • 2 C puffed quinoa
  • ½ C cashews (chopped)
  • ½ C almonds (chopped)
  • ½ C walnuts (chopped)
  • ½ C sunflower seeds
  • ½ C pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ C sesame seeds
  • ¼ C chia seeds
  • ¼ C hemp hearts
  • ½ tbsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 + ½ tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tbsp vanilla
  • ½ C pure maple syrup
  • ¼ C nut butter (whatever you prefer the most! I use almond butter)
  • ¾ C coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Mix together in a large bowl all the dry ingredients (coconut, puffed quinoa, cashew, almond, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, hemp hearts, pink salt + cinnamon)
  2. In a small saucepan mix together on medium/low the wet ingredients (coconut oil, nut butter + maple syrup) until it gets to a low boil — take off the heat and add vanilla
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir
  4. Place the granola evenly on 2 baking sheets (parchment not necessary but you can defiantly use it if you prefer)
  5. Bake at 300°C for 45 mins or until a beautiful golden brown
  6. Let the granola cool before storing in an air-tight container
  7. ENJOY!
Notes
If you are allergic or sensitive to any of these ingredients just add something that you can have in the same proportion to replace it!

 

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