Homemade granola is a great and nutritious addition to your daily breakfast routine, and this healthy gluten-free version is no exception. Packed with the nutrition of rolled oats, nuts, and the warm flavors of cinnamon and honey.
This easy gluten-free granola recipe will become a significant ingredient in your kitchen. Not only is it a great way to start your day with a filling meal but even better when you have homemade options of granola, with less sugar and artificial preservatives. So, let's dive into making this flavorful and gluten-free granola that's perfect for both those with a regular diet and those with dietary restrictions or anyone looking to enjoy a healthy and crunchy treat.
What do you need?
100g Mixed Nuts (Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews or your choice)
70g Mixed Seeds (Chia, Pumpkin, Sunflower, or your choice)
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
½ Teaspoon Salt
80g Honey (or Maple Syrup for the vegan version)
40g Coconut Oil
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Now let’s get into it…
Preheat your oven to 170°C and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the gluten-free rolled oats, chopped nuts, mixed seeds, ground cinnamon, and salt. Mix everything together until well combined.
In a separate microwave-safe bowl, combine the honey (or maple syrup), coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Heat the mixture in the microwave (if you don’t have a microwave - use a pot on low heat) for about 30 seconds or until it becomes liquid. Stir well to ensure the ingredients are fully combined.
Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients in the large mixing bowl. Stir until all the dry ingredients are evenly coated with the sweet and aromatic mixture.
Spread the granola mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet. Use a spatula or the back of a spoon to press it down gently. This helps create those delightful granola clusters.
Bake the granola in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until it turns golden brown. Be sure to stir the granola every 10 minutes to ensure even baking and to prevent it from burning.
If you're using raisins, coconut flakes, dried fruit, or an addition of choice, add it to the granola as soon as it comes out of the oven. Press the fruit gently into the warm granola to help it stick.
Allow the granola to cool completely on the baking sheet. It will continue to crisp up as it cools. Once cooled, you can add chocolate, break it into clusters, and store it in an airtight container.
Serve your gluten-free granola with an amazing acai bowl, yogurt, or milk.
At MAIKA'I, granola plays a pivotal role as a key ingredient to enhance the flavors and nutritional value of our acai bowls. We believe that the addition of granola not only elevates the taste and texture of our bowls but also brings essential nutrients to our offerings. Granola provides a contrast in texture to the smooth and creamy acai base. It is a powerhouse of nutrients, typically containing a mix of gluten-free oats, nuts, seeds, and honey or maple syrup. These ingredients are rich in fiber, healthy fats, protein, and essential vitamins and minerals.
At MAIKA'I, granola is more than just a topping; it's an essential ingredient that enhances the overall experience of our acai bowls. Its role extends beyond taste, contributing to texture, balance, nutrition, and aesthetics.