My husband is one of those lucky people in life with a group of best friends he has known his entire life. This group of guys has dubbed themselves The Fellowship…they are completely ridiculous and I couldn’t love them more than I do. Every time they get together consists of retelling old stories and making fun of each other. The laughs are endless and the love is like family. Well our fellowship family has just grown by two feet and a whole lot of love. We welcomed the first member of the new fellowship generation two weeks ago and were lucky to be in Seattle this last weekend to bring breakfast to our friends, a new family of three!
There are so many options when it comes to making your own granola. This version is a bit spicy from the ginger and adds nice crunch to anything you sprinkle it on. I chose a recipe as healthy as it could be while still being yummy. This version is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients listed below in a bowl and mix until well incorporated. Spread out on a baking sheet (I needed two so it had plenty of room) and bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven, stir granola and bake for 12 more minutes for 1-2 more cycles (mine only needed 2 cycles, 24 minutes total). Once golden brown remove from oven, let cool and enjoy over yogurt with fresh fruit and honey.
- 5 cups gluten free oats
- 2 cups chopped almonds
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 3/4 cup sesame seeds
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit (I followed the recipe exactly and used sour cherries, golden raisins and apricots)
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp canola oil
Build your own granola parfait:
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Homemade granola
- Best quality honey you can find
- Fresh berries, stone fruit or whatever is in season