3cupsgluten free whole rolled oatsEnsure you use certified gluten free oats!
½cupdried apple ringschopped
Preheat the oven to 325º F.
In a large bowl, add the oats, seeds, spices, and dried fruit. Mix well.
In a smaller bowl, add the maple syrup and coconut oil and whisk to blend.
Pour the syrup blend into the granola blend and toss to coat the oat mixture.
Dump the granola mixture onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
Use a knife to spread the granola out so it isn't too thick. Press down with the spoon.
Bake for 8 minutes. Remove the granola from the oven and stir. Add back to the oven and bake another 8 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
1. Use certified gluten free oats to prevent cross-contamination. Great brands that sell certified gluten free oats include Trader Joe's, Bob's Red Mill, Quaker, and Thrive Market private label. Make sure it says gluten free on the package.2. You can add any dried fruit, nuts, and seeds. I also like to add shredded unsweetened coconut to my granola.3. This granola will keep up to 7 days in an air-tight container.