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Gorgeous Gluten Free Granola – Having a Kitchen Clear Out

Gorgeous Gluten Free Granola

Breakfast, Gluten Free | 20th September 2017 | By

The wonderful thing about making your own granola is that you can include or exclude pretty much anything you want. There’s no need to peer at labels, pay expensive prices or pull faces at those papaya chunks you don’t like. This gorgeous gluten free granola was the result of having a kitchen clear out.

Kitchen Clear Out

In the run up to leaving Liskeard for Lymington, I tried to use up as many bits and pieces as I could so there was less to lug around or get forgotten. I wasn’t nearly as successful at this enterprise as I would’ve liked, but I did manage to finish of a few packets of this and that and empty some opened jars. Who would have thought my small kitchen could hold so much? This gorgeous gluten free granola was absolutely brilliant at enabling a good kitchen clear out. Turn a problem into a solution.

Gorgeous Gluten Free Granola

In went that half used packet of quinoa pops, the remains of a box of jumbo oats, odds and ends of nuts, seeds and dried fruit. I also finished off a jar of honey and one of coconut oil – result! I melted the honey and coconut oil together, then tossed in all but the dried fruit. This mixture went into a low oven to bake and when it had cooled, I mixed in the fruit.

Gorgeous Gluten Free Granola I call it gorgeous gluten free granola because it was precisely that. The proportion of fruit, nuts and seeds to oats was much higher than anything you’ll find on the supermarket shelf and the quinoa pops added an additional note of fun and lightness. It was also not overly sweet, which is something I often find off-putting when I’m trying to start the day off on a healthy note. The flavours of honey, cinnamon and nutmeg shone through and I can honestly say this was the best granola I’ve eaten in a very long time. I don’t know why I don’t make it more often.

The recipe is infinitely adaptable. Use whatever dried fruit, nuts and seeds you have to hand. You could try amaranth pops instead of quinoa pops or just leave them out altogether. If you’re vegan, just swap the honey for maple syrup.

Fuss Free Breakfast

My gorgeous gluten free granola was a godsend when I first moved and was trying to sort everything out. All I needed to do was chop up a banana, throw in some granola then top it with yoghurt. Minimum fuss and breakfast was ready in no time at all. It’s hard to think of a fast and easy breakfast that could be more delicious.

Gorgeous Gluten Free Granola

Gorgeous Gluten Free Granola – The Recipe

Gorgeous Gluten Free Granola
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Gorgeous Gluten Free Granola
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Once you've made your own granola, you'll never go back. It's easy and so delicious. You can use whatever nuts, seeds and dried fruit you have to hand.
Course: Breakfast
Serves: 20 people
Author: Choclette @ Tin and Thyme
Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 100 g jumbo oats gluten free
  • 100 g quinoa pops
  • 200 g rolled oats gluten free
  • 125 g mixed nuts walnuts, almonds, cashews & hazelnuts - roughly chopped
  • 25 g coconut flakes
  • 60 g pumpkin seeds
  • 25 g sesame seeds
  • 25 g linseeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • good grating of nutmeg
  • 100 g mixed raisins
  • 60 g dried apricots unsulphured - roughly chopped
  • 25 g goji berries
Instructions
  1. Melt the coconut oil and honey in a small pan over a low heat.
  2. Place all of the remaining ingredients, bar the fruit, in a large bowl. Pour the oil and honey mixture in and stir until everything is evenly coated.
  3. Tip the mixture onto a large baking tray or two smaller ones and bake at 150C for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and give a good stir, then bake again for a further 8 minutes, taking care that the coconut flakes don't burn.
  4. Allow to cool then store in a clean screw top jar or other airtight container.

#CookBlogShareI’m sharing my gorgeous gluten free granola with #CookBlogShare hosted by Hijacked by Twins.

 

 

Other granola recipes you might like

Apricot, pecan & coconut granola via Recipes Made Easy

Banana nut & honey crunch granola via Lancashire Food

Chocolate granola via Tin and Thyme

Christmas granola via Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

Coconut & cranberry granola via Julie’s Family Kitchen

Good morning granola via Rough Measures

Mango pina colada healthy granola via Eats Amazing

S’mores granola clusters via Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

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Comments

  1. Leave a Reply

    Galina V
    20th September 2017

    Your granola sounds delicious! Such a genius idea. I must try making my own too.

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    Elizabeth
    21st September 2017

    I love these kinds of recipes! Sometimes the best recipes are invented with bits and bobs found in the back of the cupboard. Thanks for linking to my granola recipes too! 🙂

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      Choclette
      25th September 2017

      I agree, granola is such a good thing to make as you can adapt it to pretty much whatever you have to hand.

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      Choclette
      25th September 2017

      Yes, banana and yoghurt it is for me, though I’ve recently discovered that coconut yoghurt is rather fine.

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    Gingey Bites
    21st September 2017

    This looks DELISH! I love granola and the fact that this was homemade using bits and bobs up just makes it even better! I hope you’re settling into your new home well xx

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      Choclette
      25th September 2017

      Thanks Gingey. It’s a slow old process, but I’m definitely getting there and it’s all very exciting.

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      Choclette
      25th September 2017

      I think I need to make it more often and clear the cupboards more often too. I’m such a hoarder. I’ve now realised that quinoa pops are an essential ingredient 😉

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    Monica
    22nd September 2017

    Granola is my stable breakfast when wild camping. And it just so happens I have quinoa pops! I’ll give you recipe a go for my next adventure!

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      Choclette
      25th September 2017

      Oh yes, I can see granola would be perfect for camping Monica. Let me know what the verdict is.

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    Julie's Family Kitchen
    22nd September 2017

    Your granola look so good, and I agree making it yourself is definitely better than the buying it from the supermarket. Thanks for including my granola recipe in blog post. 🙂

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      Choclette
      25th September 2017

      Thanks Julie. I really need to get into the habit of making granola on a regular basis.

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    johanna @ green gourmet giraffe
    22nd September 2017

    What a great treat to take with you to your new home – I was making muesli or granola for a while and now we are buying it and I yearn to make it again but just seeking that little bit of energy – I have some holidays coming up so maybe I can make it then. I too love how it empties out the pantry of bits and pieces.

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      Choclette
      25th September 2017

      Good habits are so easily lost. When I used to work in my last highly stressful job I made sourdough bread every week. Now I work from home, it’s not nearly as stressful but I don’t seem to find the time to make my bread nearly as often – hey ho!

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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    26th September 2017

    I love chucking bits together with oats when I’m having a clear out. I love homemade muesli but I must try to make a granola soon! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

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      Choclette
      28th September 2017

      Yes muesli’s a good one for finishing odds and ends up too. Muesli is good, but I prefer granola.

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    Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist
    2nd October 2017

    I’m reading these posts backwards….. now I know you have moved to Lymington. I hope you are settling in.
    Your muesli sounds delicious….. the best muesli has to be ‘clear out muesli’ and should absolutely, definitely, always have nuts…. lots of nuts in it! x

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      Choclette
      4th October 2017

      I’m with you on the nuts – an absolute must. I’m settling in well thanks. Tons to do but it’s all very exciting and Lymington is a very pretty place.

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    Charlie Mace
    4th October 2017

    Ahh I love a good homemade Granola – such a great way to use up all the odds and ends, and lasts so well. My whole family love it, and I adore how you can modify it to your own tastes.

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      Choclette
      4th October 2017

      Thanks Charlie. It’s good to hear from you and hard to believe how quickly time flies. Homemade granola is the best.

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      Choclette
      22nd October 2017

      Thanks Jac. It makes a nice change from my normal green smoothie 🙂

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