Gluten-free Granola


2 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 oz nuts
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsps stewed apple
2 tbsps honey
2 tbsps golden syrup
6 oz. raisins

This is based on a recipe in Nigella Lawson's book Feast and it is readily adapted. You can omit the seeds quite easily, and the raisins. You can vary the spices (add nutmeg or cloves, for example). And the liquids can vary quite easily (maple syrup or orange juice, perhaps?).

Mix the first 8 ingredients together in a large bowl.

Mix the wet ingredients together and add to the bowl.

Toss everything together thoroughly as though it were a salad - two large spoons works best.

Spread the mixture out on a large baking tray and bake at 325F for about 45 minutes - giving the mixture a good stir every 10-15 minutes.

Keep a close eye on it once it starts to turn a toasted color and stir more often if necessary (the edges will toast faster than the middle). Remove when it is the golden colour that suits you.

Cool in the tray - stir occasionally. You will notice that it becomes crisper as it cools. Add the raisins (or other dried fruit).

Put in a storage jar when it is fully cooled.

© David Gilmore 2017