My daughter loves granola either eaten with soy milk, topping ice cream and even mixed into fruit shakes. It can be hard to find a granola that is free of all of her allergens so I tried making some at home in a small batch this weekend. It was pretty easy and she loved. This way I know she can eat it safely and I save about $5 for a small bag! The other fun thing about this recipe is all of the things you can add to make it exactly how you like it.
1 cup Gluten Free Oats
1 T Oil (or dairy free butter or coconut oil)
2 T Honey (or maple syrup or agave)
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon (if desired)
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract or other flavoring
Mix-Ins (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, cranberries, raisins, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, etc.)
Mix oats, cinnamon and seeds in a microwavable container. Microwave oil, honey and extract for 30 seconds and mix to combine, pour over oat mixture and stir. Microwave for one minute, stir. Return to microwave for another minute, stir. Microwave for thirty seconds, stir. All microwaves are different so you may not need as much cooking time. Let granola cool before adding fruit or chocolate. Alternately, you could put the mixture on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees, check often to make sure it does not burn (cook for approx. 10 minutes). Store in a covered container and enjoy!