My husband Charlie recently discovered he is allergic to a few things, including gluten. Unfortunately, a number of cereals, which Charlie loves to eat for breakfast contain wheat- i.e. gluten.
Now, you can buy a number of gluten free granolas, after all oats are naturally gluten free. But, they are kind of pricy for the tiny little bag you usually get to take home. And honestly, Charlie (with the help of the kids) can easily eat a bag in one sitting. So, in the interests of not spending $100 in granola a month I thought I’d try my hand at homemade granola.
Much to my delight it’s incredibly easy to make, totally delicious, and a much more economical breakfast solution because you can make a huge batch for a few dollars! ( I definitely double the recipe when I make it.)
You can also sub in your favorite dried fruits, nuts, and any other add ins for a completely different cereal each time you make it! (Hint hint: maple syrup makes a great substitution for the honey, especially if you add pecans…)
Recipe adapted from the kitchn.Print