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Dad Famous Granola - Coconut Robot

Dad's Famous Gluten Free Granola | Updated

So many memories wrapped up in this granola recipe. I don't remember a time when my dad wasn't buying oats in bulk from the local food co-op or taking a small bag of granola on every trip (because you can't miss a morning!). The love for this granola has truly grown - my kids and I make it every 2-ish weeks, and I know there are countless others who love it as much as we do!

Course Breakfast
Keyword Gluten Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Author Kacia Hosmer adapted from Jeff's Original Recipe

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 11 cups Gluten Free Rolled oats Not quick oats! I get from Trader Joe's, Whole Foods or Sprouts
  • 1 cup Sliced Almonds I get from Costco or Trader Joe's
  • 1 cup Coconut Shavings/flakes I get from Trader Joes (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup Buckwheat Groats I get from Sprouts or Whole Foods
  • 2 cups Raisins I get from Costco
  • 4-6 Tablespoons Cinnamon Or more or less depending on your love of cinnamon!

Additional/Optional Add-ins - modify quantities above if adding additional items below. Or choose to increase liquids a bit to accommodate.

  • 1/2-1 cup Cashews, walnuts, Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Candied Ginger
  • 1/2-1 cup Craisins, dried blueberries, cherries, etc
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds shelled

Liquids

  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/4 cup honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees.

  2. Mix all dry ingredients together. I like to break up the raisins a bit before adding the cinnamon. Add cinnamon and continue to mix together until evenly dispersed. 

  3. A few options for combining your liquids - and feel free to use avocado oil or even light olive oil if you would prefer that over coconut oil. 

    - Using a microwave safe measuring glass, measure and melt coconut oil. Add in honey and heat until hot enough to stir to combine. 

    - Using a double boiler, combine honey and oil. Heat, stirring regularly until thin enough to combine. 

    - *lazy lady method: IE: what I do!* Eyeball the coconut oil and measure out the honey. Pour directly into a saucepan and heat on low, stirring regularly until thin/hot enough to combine. :)

  4. Pour over the dry ingredients while hot. Continue mixing/folding the mixture until the honey/oil has coated all of the granola. Make sure to get down at the bottom/base of your bowl! 

  5. Pop in the oven for 90 minutes at 225. If you prefer your granola a bit crunchier - I prefer the roof of my mouth to stay intact ;) - you can spread the granola out on a backing sheet. 

  6. Allow to cool and enjoy with milk, over yogurt (we love the honey yogurt from Trader Joe's!) or even ice cream. So good!

Recipe Notes

This is not a crunchy granola, but if you prefer your granola on the crunchy side, I've offered a modification during baking.