Feast your eyes and your tastebuds on this gorgeous gluten-free Apple Almond Granola! Also free of eggs and dairy, it’s a perfect breakfast for the whole family.
Ever since my oldest received her first cookbook for her 10th birthday, she’s been on a roll. She’s always been happy and interested in helping out in the kitchen, but since her birthday her brain is overflowing with recipes she wants to try.
Her smoothies and fried eggs have been taken to a whole new level, and with her last successful recipe (these amazing Sour Cream & Sriracha Deviled Eggs) she’s been asking me to post her recipes on my blog as well.
I almost considered telling her to get her own food blog, but she is only 10 and I don’t want her childhood to be spent on the computer.
UPDATE! My two oldest daughters have now come out with their very own recipe ebook! It’s filled with delicious gluten-free recipes easy enough for kids to make on their own.
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE COOKBOOK!
Apple Almond Granola
This amazing Apple Almond Granola is her latest recipe magic. She was trying for some granola bars, but the recipe didn’t stick together as she was hoping. Not to be dissuaded easily, she gladly crumbled the delicate bars up into this delicious gluten-free cereal.
My hubby was so impressed with it that my daughters begged me not to let him eat it all while they had their afternoon quite time! As I was working on the photos, he commented, “You know, I’d honestly rather a bowl of that with milk than ice cream.”
That’s how good it is, folks.
With only a few normal gluten-free ingredients, it’s a pretty easy recipe to whip up. And without dairy, eggs, or refined sugar, it’s a delicious breakfast or treat!
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Apple Almond Granola
Free of gluten, eggs, dairy and refined sugar.
- 3 T. coconut oil or butter
- 1/4 c. honey
- 1/4 c. molasses
- 2 c. gluten-free oats
- 1 c. almonds
- 1/2 c. organic raisins
- 1 apple, chopped small (we used Gala)
- 1 t. cinnamon
- dash real salt
- 1 t. vanilla extract (I like to use my homemade stuff)
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 13×9 inch baking dish.
In a small saucepan, combine butter, honey, and molasses and bring to a boil. Boil for about 30 seconds, stirring often. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
In a large bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients.
Stir in liquid ingredients until well combined, then pour and smooth into prepared baking dish.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden-browned on the edges. Let cool for about 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
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Cant believe that these granolas were made by a 10 year old. Looks so yum. Would be very happy to choose this for breakfast any day. Lovely pics too 🙂
Thank you so much, Revathi! She’ll be very excited to hear that. 😉
Such a healthy start to a morning, this looks amazingly good! I love apples and almonds so I wouldn’t mind trying this for sure!
Thank you so much, Erren! Apples and almonds are a wonderful combo, aren’t they?
I love Gala apples and all the other healthy ingredients included in this healthy dish.
They are delicious! And they go wonderfully in this granola. 😉
This granola looks so good and I wish I had a bowl right now for breakfast.
Haha! Thanks, Janette. 😉
Wow, what a talented little 10 year old! Guess the apple doesn’t fall from the tree! 😉 They look amazing! Kudos to her!
Aw, thanks, Kristina! At this rate she’s going to far surpass me by the time she’s in high school!
I love this homemade granola, the recipe looks perfect! LOVE all of those raisins in there and the apple too.
Thank you, Emily! Fruit-filled granola is the best. 😉
I’ve been promising my kids homemade granola for the longest – they would love this one!
I’m sure they would, Dena! My kids devour it!
That looks like a serious granola. I woiuld love that for a pre bed time snack!
Mmmm… It would make a wonderful pre-bed snack!
I think homemade granola is one of the most satisfying things to make from scratch. The savings is HUGE! I never thought to use fresh apples before baking…we usually add dehydrated apples AFTER the granola has baked, but this is WAY easier! Thanks!
Sure thing! Glad to pass along my lazy… er, easy tips. 😉
Love that molasses! Such a favorite food!
We LOVE molasses, too!
Ooooo. Can you make some of this for me? :p -Sincerely, Your Husband.