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New Recipe! Gluten-free Granola Squares

Finally! A new recipe! Hooray! I hope that you’ll be as excited as I am, to make a batch of these deliciously sticky Gluten-free Granola Squares.

Gluten-free Granola Squares

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(gluten-free, egg free, soy free, oat free, wheat free)

Servings: 12 – 20

By: gfchopstix

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Sweeter than Sweet!

I’ve been wanting to make Granola squares for a while now, but wasn’t quite sure what to add to the delicious home-made gluten-free Granola recipe that I usually make. I remember from my childhood, back in the days when eating gluten was the norm; that fridge tarts were all the rage.  I looked back at a few of my Mom’s recipes, and came up with this simple, yet very tasty and sickly sweet creation.

If you have a sweet tooth, then you’re going to love this recipe! If you’re not into Condensed milk, or syrupy sweet treats, then you may want to pass on this particular recipe, or add your own changes, and experiment to see how it turns out.  If you do, then let me know.

So, here it is – the recipe you’ve been drooling waiting for!

Ingredients:

  • 250g of Home-made, or store bought gluten-free Granola
  • 1 teaspoon of coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of pure cocoa powder
  • 250ml of sweetened Condensed milk

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat an oven to 160C
  2. Place the gluten-free granola into a mixing bowl
  3. See below for cooking method * and **
  4. Remove from the microwave oven, or stovetop,
  5. Stir in the vanilla essence, coffee granules and cocoa, pinch of sea salt and carefully pour over into the granola mix.
  6. Spoon into an ovenproof dish (or baking tray)
  7. Flatten out with the back of a big spoon
  8. Bake in the preheated oven, on 160C for 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned
  9. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for 10 minutes
  10. Cut into bite sized squares
  11. Drizzle melted white chocolate over the top
  12. Allow to cool, then cut through again and remove from pan
  13. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator

NOTE: You can omit the white chocolate drizzle, and also cut back on the amount of coffee, or even exclude it completely – should you be making this for children. The cocoa powder, since it is pure cocoa, is rather bitter, and so, by adding the Condensed milk, it takes the edge off the bitter aftertaste.

 

*Stove top method: Pour the Condensed Milk into a saucepan.  Stir. Heat gently, on low heat, until the milk mixture has thickened and darkened in colour (approximately 5 minutes).

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**Microwave Method: Pour the Condensed milk into a microwave safe bowl.  Stir. Heat on 40% power for 1 minute. Carefully remove. Stir and return to the microwave oven. Heat again, for 2 minutes on 60% power. Remove from microwave and gently stir. Return to the microwave oven and heat on 60% for a further minute.  The milk mixture should be thick and darker in colour.

 

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