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Friday, January 15, 2010

Granola is so delicious. Gluten free.

Instead of buying cereal try making granola.  It's so much cheaper and way better.  Here's my quick recipe.  It was done in 20 minutes. No joke start to finish.

Combine the following ingredients in a bowl.

5 cups oatmeal
1 cup agave **less is always better
1/2 c coconut oil
dash of salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp maple
1 T cinnamon
2 T organic sugar optional (not necessary at all, in fact I make it without it all the time, 
               I put this in for Miles cuz he likes it a little sweeter)
1 T sesame seeds (can use other seeds, my kids won't eat it if I put too many in)

Spread out onto a tray.
Bake in oven for 15 minutes at 350.  Watch carefully and stir it often to keep it from burning.

Let cool and store your favorite jar (avoid plastic to keep fresher).  We like to eat it with raisins or Kefir.  (I'll post soon about how easy it is to make your own yogurt and kefir).  I love eating it with Almond Milk.  I'll post how easy it is to make that soon.


  1. You are much healthier than I am. I make granola all the time, but never made it with agave or coconut oil. I have agave, so all I need to buy is coconut oil and I'll have to give your recipe a try. I know it will be awesome!

  2. Contact me about the getting the big tub of coconut oil. It's so delicious and it was really inexpensive. I think I paid $40.