Gluten-free granola full of spring-green pistachios and flavored with honey. Package it up for a friend or add it on top of your favorite frozen yogurt for a springy treat.
Guys. It is finally starting to feel like spring here in Chicago! Yesterday I was driving around with my windows down, and rumor has it that it’s supposed to get up to 75 degrees today.
I know, I almost fell over from shock, too.
And since spring has finally arrived (knock on wood), it seems like the perfect day for today’s 12 Bloggers post. Remember, on the 12th of each month I join up with 11 other bloggers to bring you 12 recipes, each with 12 ingredients or less. And this month’s theme?
Yep, you might have guessed it: spring treats! I love that we all went different routes with our recipes this month, each with a different interpretation of spring treat. Since the weather has still been…weird…here until recently, finding fresh fruit was a bit of a challenge for me, so I decided to make you a gluten-free Honey Pistachio Granola. Sweet honey, crunchy oats, and spring-green pistachios make for a granola that is perfect for packaging up as a springtime surprise for a friend, neighbor, or teacher. Maybe you aren’t so willing to share? No problem – sprinkle some of your homemade granola over your favorite frozen yogurt for a figure-friendly treat. We are staring bikini season in the face, after all.
Yes, I want to punch myself for saying that.
Make sure to check out what my fellow bloggers made this month:
Rhubarb Pichu Berry Crumb Bars from Betsy Life
Strawberry Sorbet from Home Cooking Memories
Lemon Pistachio Ice Box Pie from A Little Claireification
Springtime Blondie Bars from The Rebel Chick
Edible Flower Bouquet from A Million Moments
Spring Candy Bark from A Night Owl Blog
Spring Snack Mix from Bless This Mess Please
Pink Chocolate Covered Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats from Mom Endeavors
Fruit Salsa & Edible Butterfly Cinnamon Chips from See Vanessa Craft
Pineapple Coconut Gooey Cake from Around My Family Table
Strawberry Whip from Plugged In Family
- 3½ cups gluten-free oats
- ½ cup chopped hazelnuts
- ½ cup shelled pistachios
- ½ cup flax seed
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 cup raw honey
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, toss together the first 6 ingredients.
- In a small saucepan, heat honey and oil over medium heat until just starting to simmer. Remove from heat and stir into the oat mixture, stirring to coat.
- Pour granola onto the prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, stirring every 7-10 minutes. Allow to cool, then package in airtight containers.
Oh homemade granola, nom nom nom. Also, 75 degrees?! I’m driving down for the day.
To be fair, it’s also supposed to storm. So apparently we can’t have it all. That’s just greedy or something.
Honey somehow does make me feel like it’s really spring. I could eat this pistachio by the fistful!
I think it must be the flowers and the bees and whatnot. And I definitely did that eat-by-the-fistful thing. Ohhhman.
Yayyyy spring!!!! and I love homemade granola! The honey and the nuttiness…mmmm
To say its one of my favorite things would be no exaggeration. Yummmm
This looks like my kind of granola! Can’t wait to try it!
Oh yum! I am a huge granola addict… I tell myself that it’s an allowable addiction, seeing as oats are good for you and all… right? Anyway, I intend to whip up a batch of this super quickly. I know Aaron will love it too xx
There are definitely worse addictions to have. At least you’re nice enough to share 😉
My mouth immediately started to salivate when I scrolled to the picture of all 12 treats. I’m going through them one by one now. It is cheat day afterall =P
Sounds like a perfect cheat day plan, John. 🙂
I really love granola, but I love pistachios even more! I love that you combined the two in this recipe, I am going to have so much fun snacking on this!
I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of putting pistachios in granola before! It was a lightbulb moment I am sure glad I had! 🙂
I just made this for Daddy to snack on this week, since I had those extra pistachios from the freekah salad. Yum! I think there’s some left after he discovered it when he got home. 😉
That sounds and looks amazing! I’ve never used pistachios in my granola, but do love them, so I’m going to have to try yours.
Homemade granola is so good, and gluten-free too! Yummy!
I want to ask about flex seed ,,, is ground??
Hi there – yes, you’ll want to use ground flax. Hope this helps!