O.K., so I will start by telling you that I am LOVING Carol Fenster’s new book. 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes has given me so many new ideas and I seem to be making something from this book a few times each week. The latest achievement was her granola that made the house smell amazing. It tastes great and I can’t wait to try to whip up her Chewy Granola Bars using the granola but more on that later. For now, enjoy this one.
Naked Gluten-Free Granola
3 cups gluten-free oats (I use Gifts of Nature)
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup honey
¼ cup very hot water
¼ cup canola oil
1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
Place a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a very large bowl, combine the liquid ingredients and stir until the honey is dissolved. Pour over the dry ingredients and toss with a spatula until thoroughly combined. (The mixture will be fairly wet.) Place the granola on the prepared sheet and spread to a thin layer.
Bake 15 minutes and stir. Bake another 15 minutes and stir again. Continue baking in 10-minute increments until granola is browned to desired degree. Cool the granola on the pan 20 minutes. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.