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Crunchy Nut Free Granola Recipe

Think you can’t make a crunchy granola without adding nuts? With this Crunchy Nut Free Granola Recipe, your prayers are answered. It’s crunchy, lightly sweetened, and has all the nutritional goodness you want in a granola. The best part is it’s super quick and easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups gluten free old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup dry buckwheat groats
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup regular olive oil
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3 tablespoons dried blueberries, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons dried tart cherries, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. In a large shallow baking pan combine oats, buckwheat, and hemp seeds. In a small bowl whisk together oil, syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt until well combined. Pour over oat mixture in pan. Stir until well combined; spread oat mixture to an even layer in the pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through baking. Add blueberries, cherries, and chia seeds to oat mixture. Toss to combine; spread back to an even layer.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes more. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Store granola in an airtight container up to 3 weeks.

Notes

Yield: 5 cups (8 to 10 servings)
TIP: For quicker clean up, line your baking pan with parchment paper before adding the granola ingredients.