Thursday, April 14, 2011

Granola - Homemade and Gluten-free

 This week I decided that I wanted to make granola - I can't find any gluten-free varieties without spending a huge chunk of our grocery budget on it. I did not follow any  specific recipe.

The first thing I did was preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, I began putting ingredients that I like and that are gluten-free into a mixing bowl. I used:

About a cup of rolled oats (old-fashioned)

Honey - 1/4 to 1/2 cup

Cashews - 1 - 2 cups

Almond Butter - 1 -2 TBSP
 Almost 2 cups of dehydrated bananas and dehydrated cranberries

 A cup of unsweetened applesauce

When mixed together, it looked like above.

I put it all in a lightly oiled (canola oil) cookie sheet and baked for about 40 minutes. The result is below.

Once the granola was cooked, I put it all in a large bowl (after eating some, of course). It keeps well and tastes delicious. Be sure to put a lid on the bowl :)

You can find a lot of wonderful recipes and food ideas at Full Plate Thursday.

1 comment:

Miz Helen said...

Hi Rita,
It is nice to see you today. Your Homemade Granola looks so good. I love to have some Granola at all time for snacking and as an addition for my morning yogurt. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!