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Crunchy Homemade Granola

Crunch Homemade Granola is gluten-free, vegan, so easy, and super healthy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, gluten-free, granola, healthy, vegan
Servings: 16
Calories: 180kcal

Equipment

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Ingredients

  • cups rolled oats old fashioned gluten-free
  • cup almonds sliced
  • cup pecan halves or pieces
  • cup sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tbsp oil coconut oil liquid or melted (see notes)
  • ½ cup maple syrup use real maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 egg white add 1/4 tsp oil and beat until frothy. (omit for a vegan recipe)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes unsweetened and toasted
  • 2 cups dried fruit a mixture of fruit cut into small pieces. see notes.

Instructions

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  • Preheat the oven to 225-degrees F.
    Mix together the rolled oats, nuts, and seeds in a 2 qt. bowl
    oate, nuts, and seeds
  • Mix together the coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla and salt. Add the liquid mixture to the oats mixture and stir to coat the oats, nuts, and seeds.
    raw granola
  • Spread on a lightly greased sheet pan. and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Stir the granola and drizzle one beaten egg white over the granola. (see notes) if vegan.
  • Press the granola together on the pan into a dense layer that is about 1/2 inch thick.
    granola
  • Bake another 30 minutes and stir being careful to not break up the clusters of oats.
  • Bake a final 30 minutes. Once the granola is cooled it should be dry and crunchy. If it is soft for lacks crunch bake an additional 30 minutes.
    granola
  • Add the toasted coconut and dried fruit. Stir to mix.
    granola

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Notes

The egg white will stick the oats together in clusters. If you are vegan, don't add the egg white, the granola will still be delicious, but won't have as many crunchy clusters of oats. 
If you don't have coconut oil use vegetable oil.
Use real maple syrup.  The imitation maple syrup won't give the maple flavor and crunchy texture the real maple syrup gives.
Add a combination of dried fruit and berries in the granola. For a healthier granola, use unsulphured fruit. 
Visit the SHOP MY KITCHEN page for small appliances, tools, and hard to find pantry items like the dried fruit and berries mix. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg