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