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‘Unsweetened’ GF Granola…

on May 22, 2012

I was on a little bit of a mission recently.  My son loves cereal and there are very few of them out there that contain 4g or less of sugar per serving.  I thought I would give this a try and although it tastes very ‘unsweetened’, for those of you that need a little sweetness (don’t we all!) … it’s an easy fix!  🙂

In a bowl…

  • 2c of GF oats (if you use ‘regular’ oats you want to use the slow cooking ones!)
  • 1c of unsweetened coconut (we use ‘let’s do organic’)
  • 1c of chopped walnuts or almonds
  • 1/2c of sunflower seeds
  • 1/2c of hemp seeds
  • 1/2c of chia seeds (and/or really any seeds you like!)
  • a generous amount of ground cinnamon
  • 1c of water

Mix all of the ingredients together (in that order), mix with your hands to make sure everything is well combined and pour all of it onto one or two baking sheets.  Bake this in a 325 degree oven for about 45 minutes … stirring halfway through.  If you like your granola super crunchy, it may need a bit more time in the heat.

Yay, granola!  🙂

We added in some dried cranberries, but the options are endless.  Remember, most milk is slightly sweetened but if you need a little extra sweetness, try adding a banana or raisins  dice an apple ………  anything really!  🙂

Happy, heathly eating y’all!

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2 responses to “‘Unsweetened’ GF Granola…

  1. Thanks for posting this! I love love love granola, and this looks like a great one to try! 🙂

  2. Simply Dish says:

    I hope you enjoy it! I was so happy that it worked without having to use honey or maple syrup! 🙂

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