I love granola! I could eat it every morning, but I have to put a disclaimer in here- I only eat my granola. Most granola has sunflower seeds and other things in it that shouldn’t be in cereal. 😉 Don’t get me wrong; I like sunflower seeds and nuts and such; just not in my granola!
This recipe does have the option to add that stuff, but if you’re not fond of traditional granola, give this a try!
Chewy GF Granola
10 cups Certified gluten free oatmeal OR rolled oats
1 cup brown OR raw sugar
2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2-1 cup honey
1 cup oil
1/2 cup water
1-2 cup ground flaxseed, optional
1 cup coconut, optional
1/2 cup Each, sunflower seeds, pecans, raisins, optional
As you can see, a lot of ingredients are optional but the basis of it is pretty simple and is really good too.
Put the dry ingredients in a bowl and give it a stir.
Then add honey, I like a 1/2 cup. More than that is really sweet. Add oil, any kind, although I like coconut oil. Olive oil tends to give it a yucky taste. Just make sure your coconut oil is very soft or liquid. Stir it up, then slowly drizzle the water in while stirring. This is to keep the water from soaking into one clump of oatmeal and not distributing evenly.
Dump mix onto two lightly greased, any size cookie sheets. Put in a 250* oven for 20 minutes. Stir once halfway through, if you remember. (I always forget) Now if you want it crispy and crunchy instead of chewy, bake for 40 minutes and don’t forget to stir or it will bake unevenly!
Take it out, cool and dump into a plastic bag or container. Watch it disappear as your family keeps coming back for more.
My two-year-old is begging for her third bowlful as I type. 😊