My honey likes granola. He’s always searching for the perfect blend of oats and spices. We came close to finding his favorite after a visit to Healthy Living in Burlington, VT, but we haven’t been able to find anything like it in MA.
So I decided to make him some granola! I used a Martha Stewart recipe, added some almonds and took away some of the brown sugar.
I used only oats because they are naturally gluten-free, although sometimes processed on the same equipment as wheat products or grown in soil that previously grew someone in the wheat family. The oats I used were from Trader Joe’s, and not specifically labeled as gluten-free, but gluten-free oats do exist out there somewhere.
M’s Oatty Granola
3/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp salt
3 cups oats
2 cups chopped pecans
1 cup whole almonds
1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
M’s granola turned out wonderfully! The toasted nuts and the coconut are the best parts, in my opinion! The ‘nola’s a little sweet, so I think next time I’ll use less maple syrup, or cut out the brown sugar all together. Overall, a delicious sweet breakfast treat! AND there were no granola explosions like last time!