Gluten Free Honey Granola Recipe
Honey Granola Recipe
Do you love granola as much as I do? Make your own healthy, gluten free honey granola!!!!
Keep it in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months. It makes a beautiful gift for your friends and family, just put the granola in a large mason jar, label it and gift it wilt love!
This recipe yield about 8 cups of granola, enough for 16 servings.
- 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups raw nuts or seeds of your choice (almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or avocado oil
- 1/2 cup of your choice of Sunny Honey Miami
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup dried fruit of your choice : chopped dried apricots, cranberries, dried cherries, etc
- optional mix ins: 1/2 cup chocolate chips or coconut flakes
- Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts and seeds, salt and cinnamon. Stir to blend.
- In another bowl mix together the oil, the vanilla and the honey
- Pour the oil mixture onto the oats mixture, mix well, until every oat md nut is lightly coated. Pour the granola onto your prepared pan, spread it into an even layer.
- Bake until lighly golden, stiring halfway. Let the granola cool completelly, undisturbed. Top with the dried fruits, chocolate chips or coconut flakes. Mix well.
- Enjoy it and remember that you can customize this recipe, starting with the creamed honey used for the recipe.
Honey Glazed Walnuts (or any nuts of your choice)
Honey Glazed Walnuts
2 tbs butter
1/4 cups creamed honey
2 tbs sugar
1/4 tsp kosher or sea salt
2 cups walnuts or the nuts of your choice
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, set aside.
- In a pan melt the butter, add the sugar, the honey and the salt, mix to combine. This should take 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add the nuts, mix well to coat them in the butter honey mixture.
- Lay this mixture as flat as possible on the lined pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until it starts to change color to a reddish brown.
- Let them cool completely before you break them into smaller pieces.
To serve: keep the Honey Glazed Walnuts in an airtight jar for up to 2 weeks. Take them on a long hike for energy, add to salads, or toss on top of your ice cream or your favorite smoothie bowl.
DIY Sports Drink Made With Our CBD Honey
Pick me up CBD honey sports drink after a long workout
1 tbsp CBD honey
1 tbsp plain creamed honey
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cups of water
1/8 tsp sea salt
Add the honey in a mixing bowl, add a little bit of warm water to dissolve it. Mix it well and then add the lime, lemon, cold water and the salt. Mix it well and enjoy it!
Cacao Creamed Honey and Coffee Smoothie
I love coffee and chocolate equally. If you are like me, you will love this easy to make and really satisfying cacao and coffee smoothie
You will need
1 coffee cup at room temperature
1 tbs of our cacao creamed honey
1 tsp raw cacao powder
½ cup milk of your choice
A dash of cinnamon, or chili powder
Blend all of these ingredients together, pour it in a tall glass and decorate it with some grated dark chocolate and a slice of banana. Enjoy!
Carbs In Honey – Creamed Honey Carbs
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Creamed Honey Nutrition Facts
SERVING SIZE: 1 tbsp. (21g)
AMOUNT PER SERVING: 60 Calories
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9 Benefits of Honey What You Never Knew
Maybe you only know the benefits of a warm glass of water in the morning or maybe you have only heard about how honey is great for your skin, but have you heard what wonders combining warm water and honey can do for you overall? Read on and let me tell you the wonders of honey and warm water. I promise you; this is no old wives’ tale.
- Watch Your Weight Melt Away
Yes, drinking water and honey can help you lose weight. Get the plaguing thoughts about the sugar aspect of honey out of your head, as that is one of its benefits. I know, I know, it sounds crazy and too good to be true, but it isn’t. The sugar in honey is a natural sugar (or read: good for you), which provides a healthy source of calories. Not only that, but it can also help to ward off any sugary sweet beverage cravings you may have. Soda pop is full of empty calories, and though everyone knows this they still reach for the bubbly refreshment. By cutting back on the amount of pop you drink, your calorie intake drops and with that so do the pounds. It may not be an overnight success story, but it is better for you all around in the long run.
- Stay Regular
OK, I know talking about being ‘regular’ can sometimes be taboo, but if Jamie Lee Curtis can do it, so can I. Drinking a warm glass of water with honey first thing in the morning helps to improve your digestive system. The antiseptic benefits of honey help relieve the acidity in your stomach while increasing the production of intestinal mucus. It also helps to hydrate the colon and infuse water into your, excuse me for this, stool. All of this combines you passing much more easily and regularly. Which brings us back to watching your weight melt away, because… well, I think you can figure the rest of this one out without my help.
- Gives Your Immune System A Helping Hand
Have I stressed just how good honey is for you yet? Honey has amazing bacteria-killing properties. If you go for raw, organic honey (you should) it is full of enzymes (hello again digestion), vitamins and minerals that lead the front line against protecting against bacteria. One study presented at the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference in Harrogate; UK found that Manuka honey may even help reverse bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Honey is also an antioxidant, which helps fight those bad free radicals that wreak havoc in our body and on our skin.
4. Reduce Your Allergies
And no, I’m not suggesting taking a Claritin or something like that with the glass of honey water. By using raw, local honey you help to acclimate your body to the pollens of your area. In turn, this helps to reduce your susceptibility to environmental allergies. If you really think about what bees do in the grand scheme of things, this makes perfect sense. Now I know the warm water isn’t necessarily crucial to helping with allergies but being hydrated is never a bad thing.
5. Hello Energy, My Old Friend
Move over coffee – honey and warm water are the new dream team for boosting energy. The benefit to your energy levels by staying hydrated has all but been shouted from a rooftop. Think of your body as a houseplant. You know how droopy and sad it gets when you’ve forgotten to water it? Your body essentially does the same thing. Studies have shown that even mild dehydration can leave you feeling lethargic, drowsy, and sluggish. So, let’s add honey into this equation. Now you have a natural source of simple sugars and carbohydrates (energy-givers) to an already proven energy booster. The total? A refreshed outlook on life and energy that you didn’t know could come without a cup of coffee. Now, I’m not telling you to cut coffee out – I know I couldn’t function without it – but next time you feel an afternoon crash, try reaching for some honey and warm water first and see if that does the trick.
6. Soothe That Sore Throat and Cut That Cough
According to the Mayo Clinic, hot water with honey can help reduce the soreness and irritation of a sore throat. Honey helps to coat the throat while the warm water soothes. This soothing and coating action also helps to reduce your cough, as coughing is sometimes caused by irritation from a sore throat.
7. Detox, Detox, Detox!
Honey and warm water help to flush out the toxins from your body. By helping you to get regular, it helps you to regularly rid your body of toxins that can build up and cause disease. Adding lemon to the mix increases the benefits, as lemons help to increase urination, dispelling toxins more frequently and keeping your urinary tract healthy. Lemon contains citric acid, which helps to maximize enzyme function and in turn stimulate the liver and help with detoxification.
8. Gassy? It Helps with That.
Feeling a little uncomfortable and gassy? Drinking a glass of warm water and honey will help! Honey helps to neutralize gas.
9. Increase Your Health
Not only will drinking warm water and honey increase your hydration (plus everything else I’ve listed), but it also helps to increase the levels of “good” cholesterol in your body and reduce cardiovascular strain. I call that a win, win.
Seven Facts About Raw Honey You Probably Didn’t Know
The demand for honey is on the rise. Today, nearly 525 million pounds of honey are used across the globe in a variety of different industries, and that growth has come with an increased interest in this unique food and how it’s produced. What do you already know about honey, raw honey, and the global scale of production today? Test your knowledge now.
Facts About Raw Honey, Honey Production, and Commercial Honey You May Not Know
Fact #1 – Raw Honey and Store-Bought Honey May Not Be the Same Thing
When many people think about honey, they think about a clear, amber liquid packaged in a tiny bear on a grocery store shelf. The reality, though, is that raw honey and store-bought honey are two very different things. Grocery store honey, sometimes called commercial honey, is harvested much the same way raw honey is, but it is typically pasteurized and rapidly cooled before it is bottled.
That means it’s easier to handle and package, but it also looks clean and smooth once it reaches the grocery store. Raw honey, on the other hand, is gathered directly from beehives, then placed in jars for consumers to purchase. It’s only lightly filtered, and it’s never pasteurized, as that can lead to damage of the delicate enzymes, vitamins, and minerals inside.
Fact #2 – Raw Honey Never Spoils
As long as it is kept in an airtight environment, honey never spoils. It has an endless shelf life. In fact, unspoiled honey was even found in the tombs of the ancient Egyptians! The reason for this unique property is the fact that it contains very low levels of moisture as well as high levels of natural acids, so bacteria can’t grow in it and cause it to spoil. Stored properly, raw honey is literally good forever.
Fact #3 – Honey Has a Number of Health Benefits
Even in the earliest societies, honey was used as medicine. It has antibacterial properties, so wounds were often coated in honey and wrapped to help speed healing. Even today, specially cultivated medicinal honey is used for this practice. It can be used as so much more than topical treatment, though. It’s been shown to help those who suffer from seasonal allergies because it allows people to build up immunity to local plants.
It can also soothe sore throats and end a cough. It’s even been found to relieve nausea in some cases. More and more studies are being done to uncover the true health power of honey.
Fact #4 – The Color and Flavor of Honey Varies By What Flowers Bees Visit
Not all raw honey looks the same. Honey actually gains its color from the pollen the bees in a given hive gather to make it. Different plants blossom at different times of the year, and different plants blossom across the country.
What that means is that any given hive can produce a variety of different honey colors from season to season and from place to place. Lighter honey tends to be much milder in flavor while darker honey tends to be fairly heavy and rich.
Fact #5 – Granulated Honey Is Still Good Honey
If you’ve ever seen honey get grainy, you’ve seen granulation. What many people don’t know, though, is that granulated honey really is still good. What happens is that the sugar in the honey crystallized over time.
That crystallization is a natural process, and while commercial honey produces heat in their products to prevent crystallization, that’s completely unnecessary. Instead, granulated honey makes a delicious spread, and if you need to eliminate the granules before you cook with it, you can simply heat a bit of it up to get rid of them.
Fact #6 – Honey Was Once Used As Currency
Honey is a powerful food, but it was once even more powerful than you’d imagined. In 11th century Germany, peasants used honey to pay landowners the rent they demanded. Landowners loved the honey as it was used to sweeten beer at the time.
Fact #7 – Raw Honey Is More Popular Than Ever
The popularity of raw honey has skyrocketed over the past several years. These days, there are hundreds of different local producers offering raw honey products, and consumers are buying for a variety of different reasons.
From the desire to experience a better tasting product to a chance at obtaining some of the many different health benefits raw honey has the ability to provide, individuals, chefs, and many others are looking into the power of raw honey at a faster rate than ever before.
The facts about raw honey may be numerous, but one thing is clear – demand is on the rise because it’s an amazing option to meet a variety of needs in your own kitchen. Explore just how powerful raw honey can be today.