Reader Vik C. writes:
Granola is really expensive to buy, and it’s usually too sweet, too. Any groovy ideas for that?
I have a confession to make, Vik. I used to hate granola. Really hate it. My roommate Natalie used to make her own and I didn’t even like it then.
But I’ve come around. Maybe it’s because there aren’t a lot of gluten-free cold cereals available without sugar. Or maybe I’ve just evolved into a granola person. So now I’m sharing this wonderful recipe, which was adapted from Real Simple magazine.
The renovation: I had to get gluten-free rolled oats. Bob’s Red Mill now sells them and they don’t cost a fortune. I added 1 C. of toasted hazelnuts in the version pictured. I am using local, lovely olive oil from the Temecula Olive Oil Company instead of canola oil, and I shifted the ratio overall, so that this is less grainy and more nutty and fruity. Enjoy!
vegan, gluten-free, reduced-sugar, migraine, and low-sodium diets