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Friday, February 12, 2010

The Sky's The Limit: Gluten Free Granola



This past weekend i was honored to lead a Nutrition Seminar to a fantastic group of yogis in Portland, Oregon, along-side an amazing and inspiring light of energy, Skylor Powell. Skylor is a Yoga Instructor and Holistic Health Counselor based out of Portland and contributed her recipe this week for a fantastic gluten free granola beaming with vitality. If you live in or around that area i would highly recommend going to one of her nutrition classes she leads at Whole Foods in NW. She prepared a delicious gluten free granola for us this weekend that she offered to share with all of you living your Grateful Lives. I love that she cooks her oats at a lower temp and that she only warms the nuts, seeds, and any else that makes it into the mix. For more details on Skylor and her recipes and thoughts go to myyoganutrition.com .

The Sky's The Limit Gluten Free Granola:
  • Steel Cut Oats (gluten free, by Bob’s Red Mill)
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Dried, Unsulphured Apples
  • Almonds, chopped
  • Dried, Unsulphured Mangos
  • Raisins
  • Dried Apricots, chopped
  • Candied Ginger (optional), chopped
  • Walnuts, chopped
  • Almonds, chopped
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Brown Rice Syrup (make sure the bottle says gluten free)
(the sky's the limit - feel free to add any delicious nuts, seeds, and dried fruits you fancy! flax seeds are a nutritious and delicious addition!)
Directions
Mix Oats (if you don't have a gluten sensitivity you could also add Barley and Spelt flakes) in bowl and place on cookie sheet. In separate bowl, combine chopped ingredients. Toast oats (and any additional grain used) at 295 for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, drizzle brown rice syrup all over the mixture, return to oven for 20 minutes. Remove again, mix the oats around to form “granola chunks” and add more brown rice syrup. Return to oven for 10 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times, depending on how chunky you would like your granola. Remove, mix around and add chopped mixture with one more drizzling of brown rice syrup. Turn off heat in oven and return the granola to warmed oven. Leave here over night and enjoy a delicious, crunchy breakfast in the am!
YUM! add some fresh berries and your favorite milk or milk alternative for a divine way to start your day!
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