Granola

Snack, snack some more, and just a little bit more…!

Okay I’m addicted. First of all, I should say that these posts are few and far between because I uprooted and moved to Charleston, SC and started graduate school the next day. Life has been crazy ever since and I’m barely getting a moment to catch up with friends, let alone write any new posts. Hopefully it will calm down a bit soon, but in the mean time, I just HAD to share this recipe with you all. IMG_3748

This is the best granola I’ve found so far that doesn’t have any added sugar and I officially have to have it in my kitchen at all times!! It makes several jars worth, so I typically freeze a couple jars so it stays nice and fresh, and it really freezes great!

I found this recipe on Spoonful of Sugar Free (where I’m finding a ton of recipes lately) so huge thanks to Alex. Her blog is full of recipes that I don’t have to adapt because they’re already free of added sugars. So much love going out to her. I have just slightly adapted this recipe to be more GP friendly and more to my taste preference.

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GF, DF, SF, Vegan

Ingredients:

  • 3 Bananas
  • 3 C gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 C unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 Tblsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Optional: dried fruit

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300*
  2. Mash the bananas and combine with coconut oil, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Add coconut flakes, nuts, and oats.
  4. Spread on a cookie sheet evenly, using almost the whole sheet (about 1/2 inch thick).
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring two times throughout. When you stir, be sure to flip the pieces over and break them up, so it doesn’t stay one big clump.
  6. Cool and store in glass mason jars for optimal freshness.
  7. Makes five 8 oz jars. (I usually freeze 2-3 and they come out great!)

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Thanks Alex! This recipe is an awesome snack for me, and although it’s incredibly addicting, it’s exactly what I need when I’m having a rough week.

What fun add-ins will you include in your granola? I bet this would be awesome with some pineapple and apricot bits for a tropical medley. Let me know if you discover a tasty combination!

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