Clumpy Granola with Stewed Rhubarb
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 35 mins
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings
- Category: Breakfast
This granola recipe is extra clumpy thanks to some flour! This gluten free and naturally sweetened granola is a great way to start the morning. Recipe yields plenty for 4 bowls of yogurt, rhubarb and granola. You’ll have leftover granola, too.
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup almonds, chopped (or slivered almonds)
- 1/2 cup puffed brown rice (or more oats)
- 1/2 cup chickpea flour (or any other flour, probably)
- 1/4 cup pepitas (green pumpkin seeds)
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Scant 1/2 cup maple syrup
- Scant 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 rhubarb stalks, trimmed and cut into 1″ pieces
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 vanilla bean pod, scraped (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
2 cups yogurt of choice, either plain, vanilla or coconut flavored
- To make the granola: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, almonds, puffed rice, chickpea flour, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Whisk to blend. In a smaller bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk together the maple syrup and coconut oil until combined. Pour the wet mixture into the dry, and mix well.
- Transfer the granola to the prepared baking sheet and use the back of a big spoon or spatula to spread it out into an even layer. For maximum clumps, be sure the granola is in one cohesive layer (it’s ok if it doesn’t quite reach the edges).
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through, until golden and fragrant. Let the pan cool completely to keep the clumps intact. Gently break up the granola into clumps and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks (or several months in the freezer).
- To make the stewed rhubarb: Heat a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the rhubarb, maple syrup, lemon juice, and vanilla bean, and stir. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is bubbling and the rhubarb is tender and loses a bit of its color, about 8 to 12 minutes. Set aside.
- To serve, divide the yogurt between 4 bowls, add 1/2 cup granola to each bowl (there will be some granola leftover), and then divide the stewed rhubarb into the bowls.
Recipe adapted from Chickpea Flour Does It All: Glluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian Recipes for Every Taste and Season by Lindsey S. Love, 2016. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold. theexperimentpublishing.com
Make it gluten free: Use certified gluten-free oats and gluten-free flour (chickpea, oat, all-purpose GF, etc.).
Make it vegan: Choose a dairy-free yogurt (Lindsey recommended coconut yogurt) or eat the granola without yogurt.
Make it nut free: Replace the almonds with additional pepitas and/or sunflower seeds.
Change it up: Feel free to change up the nuts and seeds to use your favorites; just chop any larger nuts first. You could also use honey instead of maple syrup. You can serve the granola however you’d like, of course. It would also be great with fresh fruit or fruit compote instead of stewed rhubarb.