I recently gave up gluten after having a stomachache that lasted for what felt like an eternity - as in years. I had NO idea what was causing it and it got really bad after one of those busy mornings when I have no time to make lunch and run out the door with a box of crackers and some cheese for lunch (yeah, I know, really healthy). So I thought it might be gluten and decided to give it up. After about a week without having ANY gluten... I was nearly pain free. Month later, stomach issues gone... But giving up gluten makes eating things you love kind of hard... like granola. I love granola. I eat it almost daily mixed into chobani (The best yogurt. Ever.) and so I've been on a mission to find recipes for homemade granola. Yes, I know I can find gluten free granola, but it's more pricey than the stuff that has gluten. And sometimes the gluten free granola has a lot of ingredients I don't want (like 18 different grains that I can't pronounce).
I found the recipe here: http://fakeginger.com/2010/04/07/applesauce-granola/. I did make a few small changes, but it's the kind of recipe that's really adaptable - make it how you like it. I also opted to omit the oil - it's only a tablespoon. I figured it's such a small amount, it's probably not necessary. I used gluten free oats, added sliced almonds that I crushed a bit and left the rest of the seeds and nuts out. Fabulous. I love it. I've eaten it plain, with milk as cereal, added it to my homemade granola bars, and of course, to my yogurt. Good stuff. You can probably mix in whatever you like and make it your own... I'm hooked. Now if I could only find a gluten free bread that actually tastes good...