Store bought granola is too expensive. Store bought granola that is gluten/dairy/nut free is even more expensive, and I have found that the taste is hit or miss.
This is a really basic granola, which happens to be my favorite kind. The last time we made this, it disappeared so fast I didn’t have time to photograph it. It’s that good. We like it with milk for breakfast, out of hand for snacking, or layered with fruit and yogurt for a parfait.
I call it 411 granola to remind me of the amount of each ingredient. Truthfully though I usually double this recipe and make 822 granola. It really goes that fast around here.
This is a great recipe for cooking with your kids. Monkey helps me make this all the time.
411 Granola (from Feeding My Kid)
4 cups certified gluten free rolled oats
1 cup coconut oil, melted
1 c. maple syrup
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.Mix the ingredients and pour onto two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to keep the outer edges from burning.
After this cools, you can add dried fruit or raisins if you so desire.