Gluten Free Granola
This gluten free granola recipe calls for the soaking of nuts and seeds in salty water. This makes the nutrients in the nuts and seeds more digestible. For more information go to Nuts and Seeds
Gluten free granola directions:
1-1/2 Tablespoons sea salt
1-1/2 cup sunflower seeds
2 cups almonds
2 cups pecans
1 cup pumpkin seeds
Place the salt, nuts and seeds in a bowl and cover with warm water. Stir to dissolve the salt. Let this mixture soak for 12 hours. I usually soak it overnight. In the morning drain and rinse the seeds and nuts in more water.
1 apple, chopped
1-1 1/2 cups dried dates
3 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup
2 tablespoons lemon juice
grated rind of one lemon
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. almond extract
In a food processor, place the chopped apple, dried fruit, sweetener, lemon juice, rind, vanilla and almond extract, and half of the nut and seed mixture (this might need to be done in smaller batched depending on the size of your food processor. Grind until completely smooth. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.
Coarsely chop the rest of the nuts and seeds with a few quick pulses. Add them to the bowl and stir well. Spread the granola onto cookie sheets lined with unbleached parchment paper or screen drying trays. Dehydrate at 150 degrees for 8-12 hours or until it is crunchy. Break apart into pieces, let cool, and store in an airtight container.
I serve mine with raw whole milk or Kefir.
Photo above: Adding sea salt to nuts for soaking for added nutrition.
Photo above: soaking the nuts and seeds in salty water for 12 hours.
Photo above: 1/2 the batch that is ground until smooth.
Photo above: Other 1/2 of nuts and seeds that are coarsely chopped.
Photo above: Drying granola on special drying screens.
Note: I always encourage everyone to use as much local, grown without chemicals ingredients (organic), and meat, eggs and dairy from animals that were/are free-ranging and were/are raised without hormones and antibiotics. Seafood should be wild from unpolluted waters.
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Gluten Free Homemaker's blog and The Healthy Home Economist's Blog
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