Saturday, August 11, 2012

Go ahead, make your move...

Greetings from South Dakota! Yes you read correctly. The family and I moved from Utah, to South Dakota about 2 weeks ago. It was a tri-state move, with enough stress to choke a horse, but alas, we made it! We are now living in a small town in South Central, South Dakota. Ive been learning how to buy GF in bulk, and the harsh reality set in, when I saw my local grocery does not carry gluten free items. Guess I will be getting to know my UPS/Fedex guy, really well. It's been a while since I posted anything(moves do that to you)and I though I would share a recipe for yummy baked granola.
Don't pay 7$ for 12 oz pkg. Make this instead, and save yourself some money!


2 cups certified gluten-free oats
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup sliced almonds or other nut
1/2 cup crunchy or smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup honey(or agave)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
5 tablespoons of butter (or my fav, coconut oil.)

DIRECTIONS: Combine all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. In a small saucepan( or in microwave), combine the peanut butter, honey(agave), butter (coconut oil), and vanilla.
Once the peanut butter mixture is combined, mix it with the dry ingredients until the oat mixture is moistened. Press the granola in a shallow pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 25 minutes at 300 degrees.
The granola will be pretty dark, but as it cools you will be able to break it up. I store mine in a gallon ziploc bag in the freezer.
A typical serving for this, as cereal with milk, is about a 1/2 cup. Eaten by the handful, well until you want to stop :)

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to South Dakota! We moved here from Utah in fortunate to live in Sioux Falls where HyVee carries a large line of GF items as well as a couple other stores locally that are specialty stores.