Whole Grain, Gluten-Free Granola Recipe

Gluten has become a real pain point for many people lately. The reasons gluten intolerance is on the rise varies and the theories link it to many different aspects of our food systems, diet, and lifestyles. Thankfully recipes containing gluten-free ingredients are also on the rise and there are many grains that are naturally gluten-free. This gluten-free granola recipe contains only wholefood, naturally gluten-free grains and is absolutely delicious!

We get so used to buying certain items in the grocery store we often don’t realise how easy they are to make ourselves. Granola is one such example. Nutritious and delicious, without the preservatives, palm oils or artificial sweeteners, and oh so rewarding!

How To Make This Gluten Free Granola Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups roasted buckwheat groats
  • 1/4 cup millet (uncooked)
  • 1/2 cup quinoa (uncooked)
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 160C. Line a large baking tray with a silicone baking sheet or parchment paper. It is worth noting that because of the use of honey in this recipe the mixture becomes incredibly sticky once cooled. We highly recommend using a silicone baking sheet to save on the elbow grease when washing up. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine buckwheat, millet, quinoa almonds, sesame and sunflower seeds. Set aside.
  3. In a small pot, gently heat all the wet ingredients. Take off the heat and let the flavors merge for a few minutes. Pour the wet over the dry ingredients and stir until well coated.
  4. Transfer mixture onto the baking sheet and spread out in single layer. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until millet and quinoa seeds have turned golden. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container. 

Note: If the granola still feels a little wet, let cool. Then bake in the oven at the lowest temperature for another 5-10 minutes.

Beware: ants will LOVE this honey-coated granola as much as you, so be sure to keep the lid on tight!

 

Want To Make Your Gluten Free Granola Recipe Extra YUM?

Homemade granola is so YUM and does not contain the preservatives, sweeteners and palm oils of normal store-bought granolas.

Ever tried making you own yoghurt? You will be amazed how easy and incredibly delicious it is compared to store-bought, and it is the perfect addition to your homemade gluten-free granola. Top up your granola with this delicious homemade yoghurt recipe for the ultimate kickstart breakfast meal.

Beef up your granola recipe with some dried fruits like cranberries, diced apple, diced apricots or raisins.

For more amazing wholefood breakfast options check out our wholefood breakfast recipes.

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