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Homemade Low GL Granola

A lot of the ready made granola that you find in the cereal isle at grocery stores are either very high in sugar or are mixed with raisins which have a very high glycemic load (GL).   Last summer, I went in search of a recipe to make a low GL granola and after experimenting and combining various recipes, I’ve come up with this fairly basic recipe that can be adapted to what you have on hand or to your personal tastes.

2 c old fashioned oatmeal (I’ve also used a mixed whole grain cereal)

4 tbsp coconut oil

3/4 c mixed nut

4 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin Pie Spice to taste

Melt the coconut oil in a 12″ fry pan.  Stir in oatmeal and pumpkin seeds.   Stir for 3 or 4 minutes.  Add the chopped nuts and stir for another 2 minutes.  Continue to cook and stir it until the oatmeal starts to turn a nice golden brown.
Pour the mixture out onto a baking sheet and put it into the oven set at 175 degrees F for about 20 minutes.
Granola on Tray
Stir a couple of times so that it doesn’t burn.  Remove from the oven and sprinkle on the pumpkin pie spice until it tastes to your liking.
Allow it to cool and then store in a glass jar or zip lock bag.
Granola in Jar



Note:  These photos were taken back in the fall and I just recently discovered the photos and decided to post the recipe.

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