I think granola is great in yogurt, cereals, and more. It's great to snack on and it's just so stinkin' versatile. Not to mention the nutrients and fiber (I SO need fiber) that comes along with it. Recently, I had the chance to try several varieties of Udi's Gluten Granola. You may be asking yourself, “What does Gluten Free mean?” because I had the same question. Basically, it means that it does not contain the protein gluten which is found in things like wheat and barley. There are some conditions or allergies that require people to have a gluten-free diet. Let me tell ya, gluten-free defiantly doesn't mean taste free! Udi's Gluten Free Granola comes in good sized 12oz packages that retail for $6.50 a piece and have a nice mixture of grains, fruits, and nuts depending on the variety you are eating.
Okay, let me start by saying both my boys love muffins. I, however, don't always have the time to make them from scratch so I buy the packets that you dump and mix with milk. Lazy, right? Since I had all of this amazing granola I decided to make my boys a healthier muffin (Not counting the streusel topping. They needed some kind of incentive to eat it since they can be picky little buggers.) I found a nice granola muffin recipe on The Queen's Notebook that I adapted to my liking.
- 1 cup granola + extra for topping (I used half a cup Udi's Gluten Free Vanilla Granola and half a cup + extra of Udi's Gluten Free Original Granola)
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- 1 cup white all purpose flour + 2 tablespoons
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 apples
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 5 tablespoons white sugar
- First thing I did was place a rack in the center of the oven and preheated it to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
- I then greased 12 muffin cups.
In hindsight, I wish I had lined my muffin tin with paper liners and greased those. I think that's a little easier and keeps the muffin tin way cleaner.
- Place 1 cup granola and milk in a bowl and let it soak for about 30 minutes.
- While the granola is soaking, peel, core and dice the apples. Toss the apples with 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and set aside.
Another forethought coming up. I wish I would have diced the apples up a little smaller than I did because my son complained about some of the bigger chunks. Live and learn I guess.
- While you have the cinnamon out place 1/2 a teaspoon in a bowl with 5 tablespoons sugar. Slowly cut in the butter with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs and set aside.
- Place the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in a bowl and thoroughly sift the mixture together.
Have you noticed a trend yet? This recipe uses a lot of bowls compared to the packet dump and mix method. Yes, while that method may be easier and makes less dishes this recipe will give you a sense of accomplishment knowing you made something from scratch. That's a win in my book!
- Next, beat together the buttermilk, eggs, oil, vanilla, and honey and fold in the granola and apples. Make sure to blend all the ingredients well.
- Fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full or until all of the mixture is gone and top each with the streusel topping and a few pinches of extra granola.
- Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Note, if you insert a toothpick in the center of one of the muffins and it comes out clean, it's done!
- Cool the muffins in the tins for 10-15 minutes, unmold, and let them continue to cool on a rack.
You can purchase Udi's Gluten Free Granola or other gluten-free products by visiting Udi's Gluten Free Foods website or find a store near you that carries it.
Cheers to a healthier breakfast! You could even make these extra healthy by using whole wheat flour and low-fat milk (and of course no streusel but what's the fun in that?). What do you eat granola with?
I have been looking for something like this that will be a quick go-to for snacks or breakfast. Thanks so much, I can’t wait to try this.
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It sure is yummy! I need to make some with the granola I have in my pantry.
would like to try Cranberry.
I had some cherries and an iced coffee.
Mmm the Cranberry.
I ate raspberry yogurt.
Chocolate milk and a piece of carrot cake.
I’d prefer the Au Naturel granola!
And is this giveaway limited to only US residents?
Yes, this giveaway is for US, 18+
I had soy yogurt and coffee for breakfast
Cranberry granola please
Oatmeal with bananas, dried cranberries, walnuts, flaxseeds and honey.
I had Boston Cream Pie Yoplait Lite and a bagel.
I’d love the Cranberry granola.
Toast with honey and apricot jam and a banana.
A Raisin bagel with cream cheese and honey
I had Oatmeal.
I would prefer the Au Naturel.
The cranberry! It sounds delicious and I think it’d make some great cookies 🙂
I had eggs and toast.
I would like to try Cranberry.
Same thing as yesterday, I am a creature of habit, Oatmeal with Strawberries, dried figs, almonds, flaxseeds and HONEY, with a glass of OJ
I had some cereal (Wheaties Fuel) with some quick oats added in and skim milk.
I like the cranberry granola!
Oatmeal with Strawberries, dried figs, almonds, flaxseeds and HONEY!
I ate oatmeal with bananas and peanut butter!
Though both sound great, I think I would have to go with the au naturel granola!
I had a piece of toast and a Clif bar before my run this morning.
What is a Clif bar? I’ve never heard of that before.
I prefer the original but they have some great varieties. It’s basically an energy bar filled with carbohydrates. I use them to supplement my diet and before long runs. Here is a link to their site: http://www.clifbar.com/dietary-considerations
Sounds great!! Thank you for the info!!
Would love to try the au naturel granola as i have granola every morning for breakfast and sometimes grab handfuls for snack!
Sounds like this is the perfect giveaway for you!
Looks yummy. The pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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Hi Krystle you always have the most delicious food on your blog! I ‘m always looking for gluten free recipes for my patients so I’m going to bookmark this. Amazing!
Thank you! I hope your patients like them!!
this morning i had a venti coffee with soy and vegan chia pudding with cashew milk and oats and blueberries!
Au natural granola sounds great!!
I took french toast as breakfast
I’d prefer the Cranberry
peanut butter on toast, plain greek yogurt with strawberries.
I’m thinking the cranberry.
I was in a hurry this morning so I had toast with honey and jelly!
I had raisin bread with butter for breakfast.
I love raisin bread but the last kind of bought wasn’t as good as the usual kind I buy.
id love to try cranberry
Au Naturel sounds lovely.
Oats with cranberries, bananas, walnuts and honey.
Hi Krystle! The preparation of muffins is looking very delicious and healthy for the kids. Thanks for the idea of a yummy snack. Good luck for your sons (you, too ;)).
Thank you!! Muffins are a good snack 🙂
I made cake pancakes for my son’s 6th birthday.
What are cake pancakes? Sounds yummy!
Check out the recipe: https://www.rachelcooks.com/2012/07/07/cake-batter-pancakes/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+notrachaelray+%28Rachel+Cooks%29
Sounds like a great birthday breakfast!!
Cranberry, I love how tart they are!
These muffins look so yummy. I’ve bookmarked this and will try it out over the weekend.
I hope you like them! Tweak it to your liking 🙂
I would prefer the cranberry
My good friend is on a gluten-free diet. She is so happy if I serve a gluten-free recipe. And if I don’t tell my kids it is any different than another recipe, they might eat the muffins, too.
Nice layout for a recipe – clearly described.
Thanks! I’m not sure if the entire recipe is gluten free but I know the granola is. I hope your friend can give it a try!
I had an egg with two pieces of turkey bacon and hashbrowns.
Sounds yummy! I haven’t had a real breakfast in a while.
I’d go for the natural first time around.
Oh, and I had cereal for breakfast!
Thanks for doing this giveaway! 🙂
You are welcome hun!
We had a smoothie for breakfast
I love smoothies!
I would like the natural one
I’d the cranberry granola!
I love granola! I will need to see if my store carries it. The muffins look delicious too! Over from SITS!
I’d prefer au naturel 🙂
I had a leftover BLT.
Yum! I haven’t had a BLT in a while. I love them but never make them.
I’ve been looking for an easy muffin recipe and landed on your blog! This looks delicious, can’t wait to try it! 🙂
I hope you like them!!
Cranberry granola sounds great!
i had an egg white omelet for breakfast
These look really yummy. I think you may be right. I could use my homemade granola in the recipe. When I give it a try I’ll let you know. :)))
Yes, please let me know. I know some people swear by homemade granola!
I didn’t eat breakfast today, busy with my grandson and forgot
Wow these look really yummy I have copied the reciepe and will ask my daughter if she can make them for me she is such a good cook………..
Awe. Thanks sweet! I hope she makes them for you!!
I had toasted oats cereal for breakfast
Au Naturel Granola. Not a cranberry fan.Thanks for the yummy giveaway!
I’d prefer the Cranberry
I prefer the natural granola
Glad to find your post. I hope my recipe of Blueberry Granola Raisin Muffins was helpful.
Yes. Thank you!! Your recipe was SO helpful!!