Lauren's Homemade Hearty Gluten Free Granola
We're dreaming of fresh out of the oven, warm, crispy, slightly sweet (and gluten free) granola right now. Sound good? With all of the apocalypse shopping we’ve been doing, I bet most of us has what it takes in our cabinets to make a batch right now! Let me introduce you to the sweet soul that can teach us how to make a delicious and healthy snack your going to LOVE. (And if you have kids they will flip over it as well. That is-if you share it with them.)
Meet Lauren of Lauren Grogan Yoga: Yoga teacher, nutrition coach, corporate wellness director, kirtan lover & mommy of two.
Lauren and I met in a yoga class years ago and became fast friends. She is a wealth of knowledge for all things healthy & holistic and one of the best cooks I know! She’s constantly coming up with fun and tasty recipes that incorporate nutrient rich foods!
This past Friday she shared live on Aha Crafted's Instagram how to make her Gluten Free Homemade Hearty Granola. She also spoke a little bit about the health benefits of the ingredients.
Ive personally had it and its unreal! Here are the ingredients and step by step instructions that Lauren so graciously shared with #theahatribe! Thank your for joining in on our AHA Live Collectives! We so appreciate you being part and supporting our community! #livelightbelight ™
3 cups gluten free rolled oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup crushed nuts and/or seeds*
1/4 cup (melted) coconut oil
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch sea salt
large handful organic raisins or dried fruit of your choice*
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together well in a large bowl (just leave out raisins or dried fruit). Spread onto a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then stir. Bake for another 10 minutes, then stir. Bake for 5 more minutes then remove from oven and stir in dried fruit. Allow granola to cool before transferring to a large glass jar. Can be left on counter top or in your fridge for a few weeks (but mine NEVER lasts that long!).
*My favorite crushed nuts/seeds in this recipe are any or some cashews, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and pecans. Depending on the season I will play with spices so in the fall I love using pumpkin spice with dried figs, in the winter I'll use cardamom/cinnamon/nutmeg and fresh ginger, and in the summer I'll throw in dried banana slices at the end. Have fun with it!