How to make the best homemade gluten-free granola. This recipe recently won the Golden Recipe award from Pinterest and Food 52.
Every year, David and I make homemade granola for the holidays. Baking granola has been a family tradition for several years, and we look forward to making it yearly. It is a fantastic recipe, and our family and friends look forward to receiving their box every year. Quite honestly, everyone expects it, which is what we love. It tastes like no other granola, and it is gluten-free. I promise you will love it.
If you don’t know, David is the chef in our home, and I typically am his trusty assistant. However, I do love to bake.
We love to spend time together in the kitchen, especially when it comes to making our homemade gluten-free granola.
“ I can make it look good, but David is the one who makes it taste good” We make a great team together!
How to make my homemade Gluten-Free Granola Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
Mix Dry Ingredients in a bowl
- 4 cups of old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup of sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- One teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
Combine Wet Ingredients in a Saucepan
Stir the below ingredients in a saucepan until the sugar is melted and it has come to a boil.
- 1/3 Cup of Canola Oil
- 1/4 Cup of honey
- 2 Tablespoons of white sugar
Remove from the heat and add in 4 teaspoons of vanilla.
Pour the liquid over the dry ingredients and mix well.
Once mixed well, spray two cookie sheets with canola oil and spread the mixture out evenly on the two trays.
Next, you want to place them in the oven and bake them for 30 minutes.
The Trick to Making Perfect Gluten-Free Granola
The key to avoiding burning when making your gluten-free granola is turning it every ten minutes and letting the pan cool completely after baking. ( This is an essential part, do not skip this step)
Once you remove the granola from the oven, let it cool on the tray for about 10 minutes.
After cooling, place the granola on parchment paper and let it cool completely.
Next, you want to crumble the large pieces if needed.
And that is how you make homemade granola!
How to Package your Gluten-Free Granola for Gifting
One of my favorite parts is packaging up our granola to give as gifts. I try to come up with a new idea each year, but I think this natural look is one of my favorites.
I chose natural boxes and gift bags and wrapped them up with simple red and white twine and some custom gift tags I created and printed. In addition, I added a fresh sprig of rosemary for a special touch.
I also created these cute personalized gift tags made of Model Magic clay. First, I rolled out the clay, used a cookie cutter to create the shape, and lastly, I stamped the names on the tags with a custom stamp. These tags take about two days to dry, so give yourself plenty of time to let them dry.
You can also use tins, boxes, plastic containers, and more. There are many ways to package this up and make it look pretty. You can find many tins, boxes, and other ideas at Dollar Tree.
This granola recipe is perfect for Christmas gifts because it’s easy to make, and everyone loves it! Your friends and family will be impressed with this delicious and healthy snack. If you’re looking for more gift ideas, check out my blog for inspiration. Thanks for reading.
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