Before I got diagnosed with Celiac Disease I loved having a proper granola for breakfast. I tried various gluten free mixtures, but as soon as I realized I react to corn, rice and oats, too, I knew I had to rethink my granola.
It took me several attempts to create a granola kit, which I am completely happy with. Why a kit? The thing is I don’t always have all the ingredients at home. And I love alternating it. The final mixture of nuts and seeds should be 400g. (Sorry, I tried to convert it to cups, but due to the different nuts my European mind couldn’t do it – please send me a mail, if you have an idea for this!) I always take 150g nuts for the basis. Sometimes I only use one sort of nuts like hazelnuts or cashews. Sometimes I simply take a ready made nut mixture or what I found in nature.
These 150g you simply fill up to 400g with whatever you like, for example:
- coconut chips or coconut flakes
- another type of nuts, i.e. almonds or brazil nuts.
- sunflower seeds
- chia sees
After baking the mixture you can add dried fruits like raisins or mango stripes – which makes it absolutely delicious.
One word of warning: the granola smells heavenly while it is warm, so the temptation is huge to just eat the whole lot. But as you can imagine the calorie content is really high in this granola, so rather enjoy it every morning and then only 2-3 tablespoons with a bit of almond milk or any other nut milk you like.