This delicious homemade granola recipe contains whole grain, popped and ground sorghum with honey, rolled oats and nuts. It is easily adjustable to add in your desired nuts and dried fruits. Eat your granola together with this homemade yoghurt recipe for a highly nutritious kickstart to the day.
Do Oats Contain Gluten?
We often get the question of whether oats are suitable for those with gluten intolerance. Oats technically do not contain gluten but they do contain a protein that reacts and behaves similarly to gluten in our bodies and therefore is not suitable for those with celiacs disease and often results in similar symptom presentation as wheat products for many people with gluten intolerance.
How To Make This Sorghum Granola Recipe
- 3/4 cup sorghum grain (whole)
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup honey
- 6 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 2 1/2 tablespoons ground sorghum
- 1 cup flaked oats
- 3/4 cup pecans (roughly chopped)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
- Preheat oven to 160C. In a small saucepan, bring ½ cup of the whole sorghum and 2 cups water to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until the grain is soft, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Drain and rinse with cold water. Dry out the sorghum on a paper-towel-lined tray.
- In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Set aside.
- In a small pot, gently melt the coconut oil and honey. 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.
- 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.
- Transfer mixture onto the baking sheet and spread out in single layer. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Meanwhile, cook the remaining ¼ cup whole sorghum as you would popcorn: In a medium stainless steel pot over medium-high heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the sorghum and stir so that the sorghum is coated in oil. Toss the pot as the sorghum starts to pop, checking carefully every once in a while, and continue until the popping ceases, 4 to 6 minutes. Pour the popped sorghum into a large mixing bowl, toss with the warm granola and season with salt.
- 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 Homemade 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 your 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.