Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Easy, Allergy-Friendly Granola

This granola is so good and so easy to make. It's really difficult to find granola that works for peanut/nut allergic individuals. By making your own you can control the ingredients and sugar and customize any way you want. Start with the basic recipe and add what you like.


This recipe is free of the top 8 allergens (egg-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, soy-free, fish-free and shellfish-free) and vegan when made without honey.

3 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
1/4 cup vegetable or coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

Some possible additions:
Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, raisins, dried fruit (cranberries, apples, apricots, cherries, etc.), cinnamon.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Mix oats, sugar, salt, seeds (if adding) in a large mixing bowl.
Stir in the oil and maple syrup or honey.
If you add dried fruit, mix it in after you bake.
Spread onto a baking sheet.
Bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown. Stir every 15 minutes to ensure even browning.
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