Perfect for snacking, and makes a Pie Crust more delicious than graham cracker crumbs!
- 3 ¼ cups regular rolled oats , gluten-free if needed
- ⅓ cup neutral oil, I used safflower oil
- 2 tablespoons roasted peanut oil, I used Loriva brand (can use sesame oil)
- ¼ cup raw honey
- 2 tablespoons barley malt, (can use honey)
- 3 tablespoons natural light brown sugar, (can use coconut palm sugar)
- 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract, natural – not artificial
- ⅓ cup natural flaked coconut, shredded
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small pan, add the 2 oils, honey and barley malt. Simmer until melted.
Add the oats to a large bowl, add the melted mixture, Stir in well.
Add the rest of the ingredients: light brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, almond extract and coconut.
Mix well. Add the granola to a large rimmed baking sheet pan (full sized) and pat down to form a single layer.
Bake in the oven until just golden, about 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and stir up with a wooden spoon, then pat down again into a single layer – insures golden throughout.
Pop back in the oven for 10 minutes, or until a nice golden color.
Remove from the oven and cool. Stir up while still a little warm (so it doesn’t stick to the bottom.) Cool thoroughly, will be very crispy.
Store in an airtight glass container.
For Granola Pie Crust:
Use 1 3/4 cups of granola for a 9″ pie pan.
Grind 1 cup of granola in a food processor (I used a 4 cup one) until fine-small crumbs, like graham cracker crumbs.
Melt 2 T. of coconut oil.
Add the Granola crumbs to a medium sized bowl.
Process the last 3/4 cup of granola into larger pieces, just slightly chopped.
Add the coconut oil and last batch of coarser granola to the bowl.
Mix to combine all.
Press into the pie pan, making a 1″ high edge. Freeze until firm, 15 minutes.
Fill with the Raspberry Marshmallow Pie Filling and refrigerate, or freeze.
This recipe may not be reproduced without the consent of its author, Karen Sheer.
Makes about 4 cups.
Makes: 2 pie crusts with 1/2 cup leftover for snacking.
Cut recipe in half if desired.