I’ve been making a lot more gluten free recipes lately and I’m getting really into it. One of these recipes has been a granola recipe. I’m a bit of newbie to the granola love but I’m discovering making my own is definitely the way to go! It’s so delicious and versatile, you can add all the things that you like instead of what someone else thought up and put in a bag for you. What could be better than that?!
For me, I don’t like things too sweet, I like lots of nuts and seeds and chunky bits and hidden things for some extra nutrition. So making my own granola really makes sense. It’s SO much better than anything you’ll buy and is SO simple! True, you need a few ingredients, and it’s not initially cheap to buy all these ingredients, but then you have them, and you can make granola all the time! And trust me, you won’t look back when you’ve made it once.
This stuff is just so addictive, I find myself mostly eating it straight from the jar, or take it with me to snack around town. Another really tasty way of eating it is with a yoghurt or milk of your choice, fruit compote , and a sprinkle of bee pollen. Yum!
So here’s the recipe, you can adjust the sweetness, you can add the nuts you like, seeds, subtract the coconut flakes or put more berries. It’s versatile, you can personalise this how YOU like it. Which is part of what makes it so good!
So try this recipe once, and then experiment!
Preheat over 170C. In a large mixing bowl, place your quinoa flakes. Lightly crush your nuts, keeping them chunky. Add to the quinoa with your seeds, buckwheat, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix together well, making sure everything is coated with the coconut and maple syrup.
Spread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake for 10 minutes. At this point take the baking tray out of the oven. Add your coconut flakes and chia flakes, mix and cook for another 10 minutes until your ingredients are a healthy brown colour, delicious and toasted. Mix through the goji berries. Let cool and serve with your choice of yoghurt or milk, along with some fresh or cooked fruit.
Or just munch as a snack!