Notice of Changes

You will notice that some of my albums are "empty" on my Facebook page and that some pages and pictures are missing on here and on Fibro, Fit and Fab!. Don't worry - they won't stay that way. :) In light of some recent events, I've had to watermark my photos and designed images. Until that is done and I get a chance to upload them, my FREE Fibro Banners and Badges and Inspirational Designs {By Me} pages will be down on Fibro, Fit and Fab!, and the albums under the same (or almost the same) names on my Facebook page will be empty, and pictures will be deleted and watermarked at various times for as long as it takes to get that done. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for understanding! In the mean time, if there is an image you would like that you saw or have an idea for a new one, feel free to email me or leave me a comment, and I'll do what I can to get one to you. :)

Print This Page/Recipe

Print Friendly and PDF


At the time of publication, all recipes were free of the allergens listed as being free of in the title (i.e. soy-free, milk-free, etc.), and all other information shared was accurate to the best of my knowledge. Though I strive to update outdated information quickly and work diligently to make sure you have the most accurate information possible at all times, it is your duty to double check labels EVERY TIME to ensure that the ingredients you use are SAFE FOR YOU. DO NOT RELY SOLELY ON THIS INFORMATION AS INGREDIENTS AND INFORMATION DO CHANGE. Your doctor or allergist should also be your first go-to for information on how to handle your medical needs. That being said, if you DO notice an error, please send me an email letting me know (tell me what page or recipe the error is on, what the error is, etc.), and I will correct the error ASAP. Thank you so much!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Granola (Fish, Egg, Wheat, Milk and Soy-Free, Can Be Nut-Free)

This recipe is a modified version of one I found on submitted by Tammy Neubauer.


3 Cups Old-fashioned or Quick Cooking Oats

2 – 2 ½ Cups of any combination of the following:
Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts, Coconut, Sunflower Seeds, Cashews,
Any other seeds or nuts

¼ Cup Brown Sugar

¼ Cup Olive Oil

¼ Cup Honey

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Dash of Salt

1 ½ teaspoon Vanilla

Any combination of the following, to taste:
Raisins, Dried Cranberries, Dried Cherries, any other dried fruit

  1. Preheat oven to 350oF.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats and your choice of coconuts, nuts and/or seeds; set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, oil, honey, cinnamon and salt; bring to a boil.
  4. Remove sugar mixture from the heat and stir in vanilla.
  5. Pour sugar mixture over oat mixture; stir to coat.
  6. Spread in a large, shallow baking pan.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes until lightly toasted. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Slightly under baking is better than over baking.
  8. Cool and then add your choice of dried fruits.
  9. Store in an airtight container.
This is a recipe that is very customize-able. It's very good, and I've gotten a lot of rave reviews on it. You can use it as a topping, a cereal or just a snack as is. Just make sure that you let it cool thoroughly before you store it or it loses some of its crunch. Yes, unfortunately I know that from personal experience! :(

You can make this recipe nut-free by substituting oatmeal or some other dry type of ingredient (like wheat germ or coconut) for the nuts (Note: I do not consider coconut a tree nut, though some do, so if you cannot have it, leave it out.  I also do not consider seeds as a nut, because they are not, so if you cannot have them, please leave them out.).  Also, the dried fruit is totally optional. :)

Another tip: Since they are all the same amount, add the sugar, oil and honey in the order listed and you won't have any trouble with honey sticking to your measuring cup or the need to use more than one! :) Gotta love having less dishes to clean!

Please note that this recipe is fish, egg, wheat (if you don't use any wheat-germ or other wheat ingredients), and milk-free, and that it is only soy-free if you use all soy-free ingredients.

This recipe was submitted to the following:


  1. YUMMY, I love granola!! This looks very easy to make! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party last week! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I hope that you'll join us this week to share more yummies! Also, be sure to stop back by to see who the winner of the Planet Rice will be! The winner will be announced at GFF #9 Cindy from

    1. It is easy, and very delicious! So easy to customize, too. Gotta love that. :)

      I'll be stopping by GFF for sure. :) See you then.


Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Feel free to leave a message or email me directly (See the "Submit or Request a Recipe/Contact Me" section/link for more information on how to do this.).

Please note that all comments must be approved before they are published. No anonymous comments featuring links or any comments with email addresses or other personal information will be approved. Please email those comments to me instead with your name, and I'll be happy to review them. :)

I respond to ALL comments on here (and I will visit your blog if at all possible, too), so if you'd like to make sure you see that response you can either check back here at a later time to see if I have commented or you can click on "Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)" and you will be notified when there are new comments/replies. If you would like an email response instead of a public response here, please send me an email instead of commenting and I'll get back with you ASAP. :)

Thanks for reading me! I love to hear from my readers so keep the comments/emails coming! :)