Feasting with FARE: Nut-Free Granola
Although trying to bake with the limited items you have in your house plus having an allergy can be challenging, with a little creativity, you find you can make yummy things.
Staying at home for a long period of time can be boring and unfortunately, home is where we are going to be for now. However, you can choose to complain and mope around the house, or you can try to make the best of it and try some new things. One thing I’ve been doing a lot of recently is cooking. Although trying to bake with the limited items you have in your house plus having an allergy can be challenging, with a little creativity, I find I can make yummy things.
Here’s one recipe I put together, using a few items I found in my house. One of my favorite ticktockers, Sofia Wylie posted a video of her favorite healthy snack. It consisted of frozen blueberries, honey, cacao nibs, and packaged granola. I wanted to make this however we didn’t have any granola in the house because most of the granolas found in stores contain nuts or are made in the same facility. So, I decided to make my own:
- 3 cups gluten-free oats
- 2 cups chia seeds (may be substituted with other seeds)
- ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup olive oil
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- 1½ cups mixed dried mangoes and craisins
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
- Toss oats, seeds and chocolate chips in a large bowl.
- Cut dried mangoes into smaller pieces then add them and the craisins to the bowl.
- Add oil and syrup and stir until nicely coated.
- Scrape onto the prepared sheet and bake about 25–35 minutes.
- Let cool before eating so it crisps up.
Not only was this recipe easy, it was delicious. I had it for breakfast, and my family enjoyed it as a snack. It also goes great with vanilla yogurt or your favorite yogurt alternative, and Sofia Wylie’s blueberry bowl recipe!
Recipe by TAG Member Amelia Elliot