One day I was in a health food shop and I saw this packet of gluten free Hymalayan salt granola that looked delicious. I couldn’t resist buying it – and indeed, it was delicious! So delicious that I finished the packet fast and I wanted to go and buy more. Now there’s nothing wrong with that: the granola was super healthy, made with the best ingredients, I’m sure it was very good for me… The problem I had was with the price tag 🙁 This granola was a luxury food! Now I don’t doubt that it was made with high quality gluten free oats, and the best Hymalayan salt and organic almonds… but the result was still that I just couldn’t afford to buy this regularly! So this is when it crossed my mind that I might just be able to make my own granola… at a much more reasonable price!
I tried a few things and I came up with this recipe, which I find delicious. It’s really easy to make, it keeps well and it’s a great success in our house. I will continue to experiment with different ingredients and give you any other winning combination I come up with… but for the moment, here is my “basic granola” recipe:
- 70 g coconut oil
- 65 g brown sugar
- 85 g liquid honey
- 200 g ground almonds
- 400 g gluten free oats
- 5 g cinnamon powder
- 5 g Hymalayan salt
- 5 g vanilla sugar
- Place the coconut oil, sugar and honey in a large saucepan. Heat gently and mix until everything is dissolved.
- Turn the heat off and add all the other ingredients. Mix well.
- Pour the mixture onto a big oven tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Spread evenly.
- Bake in the oven at 150°C for 25 to 30 minutes.
- Keep an eye on the granola during the last 10 minutes of baking. It must be cooked enough but it really mustn’t burn. Depending on how your oven behaves, you might have to take out the tray, mix the granola a little and bake it a little longer.
- Let the granola cool down completely.
- Put the granola into an airtight container.
- I have it for breakfast or snacks, served with milk or yogurt and/or fresh fruit.
The granola keeps for weeks in an airtight container… I find it doesn’t last very long in our family though! It has a lovely sweet/salty taste. If you’re not into this particular combination, don’t put any Hymalayan salt in, and it will be delicious too!
Here are a few pictures of the making process.
Hope you love it as much as we do 🙂