About 5 years ago hubby & I took an adventurous 3 week road trip out west and we ended up in the magical land of Taos New Mexico! A series of synchronistic events led us to this beautiful bed and breakfast where their homemade granola was magically delicious! It was really that good!
I wish I could take some credit for this, but it all goes to my cute hubby Joshua! He was on a mission to make some gluten free granola that was parallel to the one we had in Taos, and I think he succeeded!
Scrumptious Gluten Free Granola Recipe
4 cups of gluten-free oats
1/4 cup of organic extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup of organic maple syrup
1 organic apple
1 teaspoon organic cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
1 cup of organic raisins
1 cup of organic dried wild blueberries (or dried cranberries)
1 cup of crushed organic almonds (or walnuts)
1 cup of shredded organic coconut
*Heat the coconut oil until melted, then add the maple syrup.
*Add the cinnamon and salt to the oats and stir.
*Then mix the liquid (coconut oil and maple syrup) to the dry ingredients (cinnamon, salt and oats) in a bowl.
*Dice the apple into small pieces, and add to the mixture.
*Then spread it out onto parchment paper on a baking sheet.
*Bake at 350 degrees for 21 minutes, flipping the granola at the halfway point. Let cool.
*While half the ingredients are in the oven baking, mix together the raisins, dried wild blueberries, almonds and shredded coconut and set aside.
*Once the granola is done baking and has cooled add in the raisins, dried wild blueberries, almonds and shredded coconut mixture and Wallah - you have DELICIOUS, homemade granola!
*Eat it by the handful, or enjoy with coconut milk, or your favorite non-dairy milk!
*Thanks to Cookie + Kate for inspiring some parts of this recipe!