This recipe is quite easy to do but let’s be real : it requires a little time and effort. It’s a great recipe for a make ahead breakfast. Low histamine already-made granola is not easy to find at the store (I have never found any since usually they contain nuts that are high in histamine). The granola made with this recipe is filling and crunchy.
Low histamine Granola
A great make ahead breakfast for people with histamine intolerance.
- 3 cups Gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 cup Chopped cashews
- 3 tbsp Flaxseed meal
- 3 tbsp Chia seeds
- 1 and 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup Maple syrup
Blueberries, apples or other low histamine fruits
Heat the oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix the gluten-free oats, cashews, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, and salt in a large bowl . Whisk them together until everything is well-mixed. Pour in the olive oil and maple syrup and stir everything together until the oats, cashews and seeds are evenly coated.
Spread the granola evenly onto the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, then stir the granola up on the baking sheet. Continue baking until the cashews are browning, another 15 to 20 minutes. At this point, your granola won’t be as crisp as you want yet, but don’t worry it will finish cooking as it cools. If you cook your granola longer, it will end up being too crisp or burned.
Remove your granola from the oven and let it cool completely on the baking sheet. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Benefits/Side notes :
Oats are gluten-free, high in antioxidants and loaded with important vitamins and minerals (Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Copper, Iron and Zinc).
Cashews are one of the rare nut that are allowed on a low histamine diet. They contain antioxidants.
Flaxseeds are low histamine and high in Antioxidants.
Chia seeds are low histamine, anti-inflammatory and help reduce gut inflammation.
Olive oil contains large amounts of antioxidants, is anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer.
Real maple syrup is one of the rare sweetener allowed (in low quantity) in a low histamine diet.