Gluten-Free Maple Oat Granola

Gluten-Free Maple Oat Granola

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cups maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups Positively Free ™ Instant Oats
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup sweetened, dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup roasted, salted sunflower kernals
  • 1/4 cup roasted, salted pumpkin seeds

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a medium size cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2
Combine butter, syrup and honey in a small saucepan and heat on medium just until the butter is melted. Do not boil. Remove from heat and set aside.
Step 3
Put the oats, almonds, dried cranberries, sunflower kernels and pumpkin seeds in a large mixing bow and stir to combine. This is when I make sure the cranberries are separated as they tend to stick together. Gradually pour in the butter mixture and stir. I usually do half of the butter mixture, stir and then add the second half so it gets thoroughly and evenly mixed into the dry ingredients.
Step 4
Spread this mixture on the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes or so. Stir after about 7 minutes. Turn off oven and allow granola to cool in the oven. It will crisp up as it cools. Enjoy!