In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
This recipe comes to us from Rose Menassas.
Preheat oven to 300F degrees. Bring to a boil: 1/3 cup fireweed honey and 1/3 cup sunflower oil and one teaspoon of gluten free vanilla or almond flavoring and a dash of salt.
Meanwhile in large bowl add your choice of the following to equal about 5 cups of the following mix:
1 ½ cups rice flakes
½ cup buckwheat flakes
¾ cup sweetened medium coconut
1 cup slivered almonds
¾ cup sunflower seeds
¼ flax seeds
¼ cup sesame seeds
¾ cup pumpkin seeds
Stir mix till thoroughly blended. Put mix in a 13 x 9 baking pan and pour cooled honey and oil mixture over. Stir to coat mix. Bake in oven for 30 minutes. (Granola will darken after removal from oven. Cool for 15 minutes and add ¾ cup dried cranberries and 2/3 cup Sun-Maid raisins. Store in large jar. Other favorite things can be added (dried bananas or dried pineapple, etc.)
Serve as a trail mix or my favorite way...with milk for a breakfast that keeps you going until lunchtime.