We have been incorporating Greek yogurt into our diets, and it has been a great healthy snack option. Many people who are lactose intolerant (that includes me) steer clear of yogurt because the lactose component usually causes many digestive issues. I am pleased to say that I don’t have that issue with Greek yogurt, because the yogurt is heavily strained to remove liquid whey and lactose. However, I noticed that many of the “fruit” flavored yogurts included a high amount of sugar, so I began to look for alternatives to add flavor to plain Greek yogurt.
My husband began adding gluten free granola to his yogurt, and loved the added crunch and flavor. Even though the granola was a tasty solution, it is……well………very expensive. Naturally, I welcomed the challenge to create my own gluten-free granola recipe. You can add whatever you want when you create your own granola, so I added healthy options such as pumpkin seeds, chai seeds, nuts and dried berries. Stick to the original recipe or have fun creating your own variation of this recipe.
Gluten Free Berry Granola
2 cups gluten free whole rolled oats
1/2 cup raw almonds, sliced
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup unsweetened dried berries, cut into small pieces
2 tbsp. Young Living Blue Agave
2 tbsp. virgin coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch fine sea salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. chai seeds
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well. Spread the mixture in a thin layer on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until very lightly toasted. Cool before serving or storing.
*This is a gluten-free recipe