Zero Waste and Gluten-Free Granola[:en]Zero waste and gluten-free granola

By Floor Tuinstra

Zero Waste and Gluten-Free Granola[:en]Zero waste and gluten-free granola

I get nuts from Joe the greengrocer in a cotton bag that I have filled. I get raisins and other dried fruit at Ekoplaza, they have containers of raisins from which you can scoop them yourself.

What do you do with a bag of oat groats? You can use this to make your own zero waste and gluten-free granola.
Sweetened with rice syrup and a handful of dried fruit, the sugar content is also somewhat low.
Oats are naturally gluten-free, but are often processed in an environment where gluten is present. People with a gluten intolerance can therefore eat it, but people with celiac disease cannot. It is best to take the safe route and purchase a gluten-free version of oatmeal and oat groats.

This granola is delicious in plant-based milk or as a snack.

9 Ingredients for Zero Waste and Gluten-Free Granola

200 g oatmeal or oat flakes

50 g oat groats or oat bran

2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

3 tablespoons of rice syrup

50 g coconut grater

1 teaspoon vanilla powder (you can also use speculaas spices or mix it with cinnamon, but cinnamon has a heating and therefore drying effect on the body and granola does the same, vanilla powder has a neutral effect)

A pinch of salt

3 handfuls of nuts (I used hazelnuts, almonds and cashews)

Hand dried fruits (cranberries/raisins/date/apricot)

Preparation method for Zero Waste and Gluten-free Granola

Preheat the oven to 170-175 degrees (depending on your oven).

Put the coconut oil and rice syrup in a pan and place it over a low heat so that it melts. Mix well.

Add the oatmeal and oat groats/bran and mix everything together. Spread the mixture on a baking tray and place in the oven for 20 minutes. NB! It is important to stir the mixture every 10 minutes. Keep a close eye on it, because it shouldn't get too brown.

After 20 minutes, remove the baking tray from the oven. Then mix the coconut grater, vanilla powder, salt and nuts into the granola. Put it in the oven for another 10 minutes. Then remove the baking tray from the oven.

Only now add the dried fruit. If you put this in the oven there is a good chance that it will burn. I store the granola in a large preserving jar. Then it will keep for about a month, but we usually finish it within a week or two.