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sparkle kitchen: martin's favorite granola

sparkle kitchen: martin's favorite granola

In the At Home with Martin & Sylvia story “Playdate," Momma dishes out some homemade granola and yogurt. Did you know that it is Martin’s favorite granola?

It is. And it’s delicious.

It’s a simple recipe, based on the “Nut & Seed Granola” recipe in Cynthia Lair’s Feeding the Whole Family.

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But Martin’s favorite has cranberries and almonds. And our version is gluten-free. Here’s what you need and how to make it.

Martin's Favorite Granola


3 cups rolled oats (gluten-free)

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup almonds, chopped

2/3 cup dried cranberries

1 cup gluten free baking mix (we used Bob’s Red Mill)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp sea salt

1/3 cup cold-pressed vegetable oil

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup almond milk

1 tsp vanilla


In a large bowl, thoroughly mix oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, cranberries, flour, salt and cinnamon. In a second bowl, combine oil, maple syrup, almond milk, and vanilla. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing to combine. Line a large baking sheet or shallow baking dish with parchment paper and spread the mixture in a thin layer. Bake at 300° for 45 minutes to an hour, turning every 15 minutes to ensure even toasting.

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Serve with yogurt or milk, and fresh fruit to top!

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Perfect snack for morning or afternoon.

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And great to pack for school or picnics too. Our boys were thrilled with this!

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About the Author

Lisabeth Sewell

Doer of Many Wonderful and Odd Things (including CEO)

Lisabeth Sewell has worn many hats at Sparkle over the years, from Sparkle Kitchen Blogger to Editorial Director to Doer of All Odd Jobs. Her primary role is as CEO.

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