Delicious Gluten-Free Cereal Recipe for a Healthy Breakfast

Are you tired of the same old breakfast options every day? Do you struggle to find gluten-free and dairy-free breakfast cereals that actually taste good? Look no further, because I have an easy and delicious recipe for gluten-free cereal that will change your mornings forever.

As a nutritionist, I understand the importance of starting your day off right with a healthy and filling breakfast. Unfortunately, many store-bought cereals are full of added sugars, preservatives, and questionable ingredients. That’s why I’ve created this homemade gluten-free granola recipe that is both nutritious and satisfying.

Not only is this recipe gluten-free and dairy-free, but it’s also vegan-friendly and can easily be customized to fit any dietary needs or preferences. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make and can be ready in just 3 minutes!

So put down that box of sugary cereal and give this homemade gluten-free cereal recipe a try. Your taste buds (and your body) will thank you.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Easy Gluten Free Cereal
Easy Gluten Free Cereal

Are you tired of the same old boring breakfast cereals? Do you long for a cereal option that is gluten-free, dairy-free and made with organic, healthy ingredients? Then, this easy gluten-free cereal recipe is just what you need!

Made with 2 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats and ½ cup of raw walnuts, this recipe is not only delicious but also filling. The addition of dried fruit like blueberries and cinnamon gives the cereal a sweet flavor without adding any processed sugar.

One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. You can easily customize it to your liking by substituting the ingredients or adding your own favorite toppings. Try adding sunflower seeds or pecans for an extra crunch or top it off with some sliced banana for a nutritious boost.

This cereal recipe is also incredibly easy to make. Simply combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, lightly toast it in coconut oil, and voila – you have a homemade gluten-free granola ready in seconds!

But that’s not all – this recipe is not just limited to breakfast time! Enjoy it as a tasty snack throughout the day or sprinkle it over vanilla yogurt for a yummy dessert option. The options are endless with this gluten-free cereal.

So why wait? Treat yourself to something healthy and delicious with this easy gluten-free cereal recipe today!

Ingredient List

 Start your day off right with this delicious gluten-free cereal!
Start your day off right with this delicious gluten-free cereal!

Here are the gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients that you will need for this easy cereal recipe:

  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

Optional Mix-ins:

  • Dried fruit such as raisins, cranberries or chopped apricots
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Vanilla yogurt for serving

These simple ingredients can be easily found in your local grocery store, without any added artificial flavorings or preservatives. Most importantly, they provide a perfect blend of wholesome nutrition in each and every bite, making it an ideal breakfast option for a healthy start to your day.

The Recipe How-To

 Who says gluten-free can't be delicious?
Who says gluten-free can’t be delicious?

Step 1: Gather and Prepare Ingredients

For this easy gluten-free cereal recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • ½ cup raw walnuts
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup dried fruit (such as raisins or cranberries)
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Step 2: Mix and Bake

In a bowl, mix together the oats, walnuts, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and salt until everything is evenly distributed.

Pour in the maple syrup and melted coconut oil over the oat mixture. Mix well until all of the ingredients are coated.

Spread the oat mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for around 25–30 minutes, stirring every five minutes so that the oats do not burn.

Step 3: Cool and Store

Once it’s finished cooking, remove the pan from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack (around 15 minutes).

Once cool, add in your dried fruit for some extra sweetness and flavor. Transfer your homemade gluten-free cereal into an airtight container.

Your cereal should stay fresh for up to two weeks when properly stored at room temperature.

Enjoy your homemade gluten-free cereal with some almond milk or yogurt, topped with banana slices or blueberries!

Substitutions and Variations

 This isn't your average boring cereal, it's packed with flavor!
This isn’t your average boring cereal, it’s packed with flavor!

This gluten-free cereal recipe is delicious as written, but there are many ways to customize it to suit your taste preferences or dietary restrictions. Here are some substitutions and variations to try:

– Swap out the dried fruit: If you’re not a fan of blueberries, try using another type of dried fruit instead. Cranberries, raisins, or chopped apricots would all be delicious in this recipe.

– Use a different type of nuts or seeds: Walnuts add a great crunch to this cereal, but you can use any nuts or seeds that you prefer. Try almonds, pecans, or sunflower seeds.

– Make it vegan: This recipe is already dairy-free, but to make it vegan, use maple syrup instead of honey and coconut yogurt instead of vanilla yogurt.

– Use different spices: Cinnamon is the star spice in this recipe, but you can experiment with other warm spices like nutmeg or ginger. Or, skip the spices altogether for a more neutral flavor.

– Change up the grains: This recipe uses rolled oats, which are naturally gluten-free if you buy certified gluten-free oats. But if you want to mix things up, try using quinoa flakes or rice cereal instead.

– Add some crunch: If you like your cereal extra crispy, add some rice crispies or gluten-free granola to the mixture before baking.

Overall, this easy gluten-free cereal recipe is incredibly versatile and can be customized to suit your preferences. So don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things!

Serving and Pairing

 You won't miss wheat-based cereals with this gluten-free alternative.
You won’t miss wheat-based cereals with this gluten-free alternative.

Once you’ve prepared this easy gluten-free cereal recipe, you can take the liberty to serve it as-is or make it fancier with different toppings. The basic version is a perfect blank canvas that allows you to add your favorite fruits, nuts, or seeds to it.

My personal favorite is adding a handful of fresh blueberries on top of the bowl before adding in the vanilla yogurt and walnuts. The sweet juicy burst of the berries combined with the yogurt and crunch of the walnuts provide an excellent contrast in texture and flavor.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also pair this gluten-free cereal with other breakfast components like an English muffin or a slice of homemade gluten-free bread. This is an excellent way to bulk up your meal with more carbs and protein if you’re looking for a higher calorie breakfast.

For a vegan option, you can substitute the vanilla yogurt with a plant-based alternative like coconut yogurt or soy yogurt. You can also try serving this gluten-free cereal recipe topped with dried fruit, banana nut butter or almond butter, sunflower seeds, and pecans.

Overall, this cereal recipe is incredibly versatile and customizable, and you can cater it to whichever flavor profile suits your taste buds best. Remember there are no strict rules on what you have to pair it with – experiment and let your creative cooking skills shine!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Satisfy your sweet tooth and stay healthy with this gluten-free cereal.
Satisfy your sweet tooth and stay healthy with this gluten-free cereal.

As someone who is always on-the-go, I appreciate recipes that can be made in advance and stored for a quick and easy breakfast. This gluten-free cereal recipe is perfect for those busy mornings when you need something healthy to start your day.

To make the most of this recipe, I suggest making a big batch of the gluten-free granola ingredients ahead of time. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. When you’re ready to enjoy your cereal, simply add your desired toppings.

For reheating, simply place the desired amount of cold cereal in a microwave-safe bowl with a splash of your favorite milk or milk alternative. Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir. Repeat this process until the cereal is warm enough for your liking.

You can also store the assembled cereal bowls in the fridge overnight so that they are ready to grab-and-go in the morning. Simply add fresh toppings before serving.

This recipe is perfect for meal prep and can be easily customized to fit your taste preferences. Enjoy it as a grain-free granola, add dried fruit or nuts, or top it off with fresh blueberries or banana nut butter. No matter how you choose to make this dish, it’s sure to be a hit with everyone in your family.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Say goodbye to boring breakfasts and hello to this easy gluten-free option.
Say goodbye to boring breakfasts and hello to this easy gluten-free option.

To ensure your gluten-free cereal comes out perfectly every time, here are some helpful tips and tricks to follow:

First of all, be sure to use old fashioned rolled oats for the base of this recipe. These oats provide a chewy texture that holds up nicely to the other ingredients.

Next, when you add the walnuts and sunflower seeds, give them a rough chop. This will make it easier to eat and ensure that you get a good mix of nuts and seeds in every bite.

When measuring your ingredients, use a kitchen scale if possible. This is especially important if you’re using almond flour or oat flour, which can vary in consistency depending on how finely they’re ground.

For a more flavorful gluten-free cereal, try roasting some of the ingredients before mixing them together. Toasting the oats, nuts, and seeds in the oven for a few minutes will bring out their natural flavors and add an extra layer of crunchiness.

In addition, don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavorings and mix-ins. Adding dried fruit like blueberries or cranberries can give your cereal a sweet, fruity touch, while a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg can make it more aromatic.

If you’re looking for an easy way to make this cereal even healthier, try adding some diced sweet potato to the mix. Sweet potato adds fiber and vitamins to your breakfast meal without overpowering the other flavors.

Lastly, store your gluten-free cereal in an airtight container to keep it fresh for longer. It should last up to two weeks at room temperature or several months in the freezer.

By following these tips and making slight adjustments according to your preferences and dietary needs, you’ll have a delicious gluten-free cereal that can serve as the perfect breakfast or snack for any occasion.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this easy gluten-free cereal recipe is simply mouth-watering! With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own homemade gluten-free granola in about 30 minutes. Whether you’re looking for a healthy breakfast cereal or a quick snack on-the-go, this recipe is perfect for you.

So, what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try and I assure you this will become your go-to gluten-free cereal recipe. You won’t regret it! Plus, making homemade cereal is also cost-effective and better for the environment.

Don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family who have dietary restrictions. Spread the love and health benefits of gluten-free and dairy-free breakfast cereals.

Thank you for reading and I hope this recipe inspires you to explore more healthy breakfast options. Remember to stay healthy and happy!

Easy Gluten Free Cereal

Easy Gluten Free Cereal Recipe

I wanted cereal one morning but didn't have any gluten free granola prepared so I came up with this and darn tooting it tastes like cereal - great texture and very yummy!
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 320.3 kcal


  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup blueberries


  • Place walnuts in a ziploc bag then use a heavy item like a mug to smash the walnuts into very small granola size pieces.
  • Place walnuts in a cereal bowl.
  • Scoop yogurt over walnuts.
  • Top with fresh or defrosted blueberries.
  • Note: I highly recommend using Brown Cow Brand Yogurt it tastes amazing, and try it with their plain yogurt too - it will make you automatically go mmm - it's so creamy and delicious! MMMMM!

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Serving: 149gCalories: 320.3kcalCarbohydrates: 15.3gProtein: 8.4gFat: 27.6gSaturated Fat: 3.7gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 29.4mgFiber: 3.8gSugar: 8.8g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Breakfast, Easy, Kid-Friendly
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