If you love chewy, chunky granola clusters, you will go crazy for Homemade Gluten Free Granola recipe! This is hands down the best granola flavored with orange zest, warm spices, and sweetened with pure maple syrup.
Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl mix together rolled oats, cashews, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest.
In a small saucepan melt together butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, and salt. Once the butter has melted and ingredients are mixed together, pour over dry ingredients. Stir to combine.
Dump the mixed granola onto one lined baking sheet, spreading it out evenly. Lay the second piece of parchment on top of the granola, and place the second baking sheet (right-side up) on top of the parchment. You have a baking sheet / granola sandwich.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Rotate and continue baking for 15-20 minutes, or until granola edges are golden brown, but middle is still soft.
Remove top baking sheet and parchment and cool, undisturbed, without stirring. After granola has cooled completely break into chunks.
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How to Store Homemade Granola
Granola will stay good up to 3 months at room temperature if stored in an airtight container. I love these hinged glass jars because they look pretty on the counter and seal securely.Freeze in ziplock freezer bags or refrigerate in glass jars to store granola longer than 3 months. Be sure the containers are sealed properly to prevent any odors from seeping in.
Can I halve or double this gluten free granola recipe?
Yes! Homemade granola recipes are affordable to make, which is why this makes the perfect Christmas granola as well! Double a batch and divide into gift bags for neighbors, teachers, and friends.The total recipe makes about 4 cups, but can easily be halved or quartered. Simply slide the serving size in the recipe card and the ingredient math is done for you!The baking time will reduce by 5-10 minutes, depending on how much the recipe has been reduced.
How to Make Granola Clusters
If you love big snackable granola clusters use this hack! Add a beaten egg white to the wet ingredients. This works best when granola is baked at low temperature as well, such as 325ºF.Make sure the egg white is beaten until frothy and foamy first before adding it to the butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Allow the granola to cool completely between the sheet pans before breaking up into large pieces.Adapted from The Bojon Gourmet