Delicious Gluten-Free Granola Recipe for a Healthy Breakfast

Welcome, dear foodies! Today, I have the most delightful recipe to share with you – a homemade gluten-free granola recipe that will leave your taste buds singing ‘Hallelujah’!

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am passionate about sharing healthy and easy-to-make recipes that prioritize clean ingredients without sacrificing flavor. That’s why this granola recipe is a must-try for anyone looking for a quick and delicious breakfast or snack option.

Whether you’re following a gluten-free lifestyle or just wanting to switch up your breakfast routine, this recipe is perfect. It’s packed with crunchy oats, nuts and seeds, and lightly sweetened with maple syrup. It’s also vegan and dairy-free, making it an excellent choice for those with dietary restrictions.

Before we dive into the ingredients, let me tell you what makes this granola recipe so special. You don’t need any fancy equipment or hard-to-find ingredients to make this granola. All you need are some simple ingredients from your pantry, an oven and some patience!

Trust me; your house will smell like heaven while the granola bakes to crunchy perfection in the oven. Once it’s done, feel free to enjoy it on its own as a snack, sprinkle on top of yogurt or oatmeal or even turn them into delicious granola bars!

So what are you waiting for? Gather up all the ingredients and let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Granola
Gluten Free Granola

Are you looking for a gluten-free granola recipe that’s healthy and delicious? Look no further! This gluten-free granola recipe is the perfect solution for those who want to eat tasty food without compromising their health. It’s packed with nutritious ingredients, like raw nuts, seeds, and coconut oil, making it a great option for breakfast or snacking.

The best part of this recipe is that it’s incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple steps, you can have a crunchy and sweet granola that’s ready to be enjoyed. Plus, you can customize the recipe by substituting or adding ingredients to suit your taste.

Another reason why you’ll love this recipe is that it’s versatile. You can use it as a base for granola bars, add it to your yogurt or smoothie bowls, or even eat it on its own as a snack. It’s also dairy-free and vegan-friendly, making it accessible to people who have dietary restrictions.

Lastly, this gluten-free granola recipe is budget-friendly. All the ingredients are easy to find and generally inexpensive, so you won’t have to break the bank to enjoy a healthy and delicious breakfast.

So why wait? Try this gluten-free granola recipe today and see for yourself why it’s the best granola recipe out there!

Ingredient List

 Wake up to a delicious and healthy breakfast with this gluten-free granola!
Wake up to a delicious and healthy breakfast with this gluten-free granola!

Make it Gluten-Free and Delicious

If you’re looking for a gluten-free and dairy-free granola recipe that is healthy, delicious, and easy to make, then look no further! This recipe is versatile and can be customized to your taste. You will need:


  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (use gluten-free certified oats)
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 2 cups slivered or sliced almonds
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt

All the ingredients are easy to find in supermarkets or grocery stores, and most of them may already be in your pantry, so this recipe is perfect to make without spending too much.

The Recipe How-To

 With crunchy gluten-free oats and a mix of nuts and seeds, this granola is perfect for a quick breakfast or snack.
With crunchy gluten-free oats and a mix of nuts and seeds, this granola is perfect for a quick breakfast or snack.

Now, let’s get to the heart of this gluten-free granola recipe – the step-by-step how-to! This recipe is actually quite simple to make, and the result is a delightful blend of flavors and textures that will have you hooked.


Here are the ingredients you’ll need to gather:

  • 4 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup canola oil


And here are the instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, pecans, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, sesame seeds, cinnamon, ginger, and salt.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat the maple syrup and oils over medium heat, stirring frequently until everything has melted together nicely.
  4. Pour the syrup-oil mixture into the bowl with the oat mixtures and stir well so that everything gets coated in delicious flavor.
  5. Spread out your granola mix evenly onto a large baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes at 325°F (160°C), stirring occasionally to help everything cook evenly.
  7. Once your gluten-free granola is looking golden brown and deliciously crunchy (but not burnt!), pull it out of the oven and let it cool.

Tips for perfect results:

To get the best possible gluten-free granola from this recipe, be sure to stir the mixture regularly while it bakes, so that everything cooks evenly and doesn’t burn. Additionally, one tip I want to share with you is that you can swap in whatever nuts or seeds you happen to have on hand. This recipe is very adaptable, so feel free to experiment until you find your perfect blend!

With these instructions, you’ll be able to make a batch of this gluten-free granola that’s perfect for snacking on or serving up with some yogurt or milk. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 Get your daily dose of protein with a handful of this delicious and nutritious gluten-free granola.
Get your daily dose of protein with a handful of this delicious and nutritious gluten-free granola.

As a nutritionist, I understand that everyone has different dietary needs and preferences. Luckily, this gluten-free granola recipe is perfect for swaps and substitutions, so you can make it to suit your needs and taste preferences.

One of my personal favorites is swapping out the pecans for almonds, or using a mixture of both. Walnuts are also another great option! For those with nut allergies, you can try using seeds like pumpkin or sunflower instead.

If you prefer sweeter granola, try adding in some dried fruit such as raisins or cranberries right before baking. You could even mix in some dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs after it’s baked for an extra indulgent treat.

For those who love spices, try experimenting with different flavors like cardamom, nutmeg, or cloves in addition to the cinnamon and ginger the recipe calls for.

Lastly, if you’re looking for a grain-free option, substitute the oats with more nuts and seeds like slivered raw almonds, sesame seeds, and shredded coconut. This will still give you that crunchy texture without using any grains.

No matter how you choose to customize this granola recipe, it’ll still be easy to make and full of healthy ingredients. So don’t be afraid to get creative!

Serving and Pairing

 This gluten-free granola is so easy to make, you'll never go back to store-bought again!
This gluten-free granola is so easy to make, you’ll never go back to store-bought again!

Now that you have your delicious gluten-free granola ready, it’s time to think about how you want to serve this delectable creation. Personally, I love to mix my granola with some Greek yogurt and top it off with fresh berries for breakfast. It’s a perfect way to start my day, and the combination of the crunchy granola with the creamy yogurt and sweet berries is simply irresistible.

If you’re vegan or lactose intolerant, don’t worry, this granola is still perfect for you! You can pair it with a variety of non-dairy products such as coconut or almond yogurt. You might also consider using the granola as a topping for smoothie bowls or oatmeal.

Another great way to enjoy this gluten-free granola is as a snack on-the-go. Pack it in small containers and take it with you for a quick and healthy snack throughout your busy day. It’s also an excellent addition to homemade trail mix and granola bars for those who are always on-the-move.

Lastly, I recommend pairing this granola with some cold almond milk or even adding it as a crunchy topping to your favorite dairy-free ice cream flavors. Experiment with different combinations until you find one that suits your taste buds perfectly.

Let this easy-to-make gluten-free granola bring a new level of flavor to your day and give you the energy boost necessary to tackle whatever comes your way!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Serve this gluten-free granola with almond milk, soy milk, yogurt, or sprinkle it on top of your favorite smoothie bowl for extra crunch.
Serve this gluten-free granola with almond milk, soy milk, yogurt, or sprinkle it on top of your favorite smoothie bowl for extra crunch.

Once you’ve made this delicious Gluten-Free Granola Recipe, storing and reheating it will be a breeze. Firstly, it’s important to let the granola cool completely before storing it. Then you can store it in an airtight container, like a mason jar or Tupperware, at room temperature for up to two weeks.

If you make a large batch of granola and can’t finish it within that time frame, feel free to store it in the fridge or freezer for up to two months. The cold temperature will help preserve the freshness of your granola.

Reheating your granola is super easy – just place it on a baking sheet and warm in the oven at 350°F for about 5-10 minutes until crispy and warmed through. Alternatively, you can microwave the granola in 30-second intervals until warm.

This recipe allows for so much versatility in its storage and reheating options, making it perfect for busy people who need a quick and healthy snack that can be ready in minutes. So go ahead and make your favorite bowl of yogurt, sprinkle some homemade gluten-free granola on top, and enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect balance of sweetness and crunch makes this gluten-free
The perfect balance of sweetness and crunch makes this gluten-free

Are you ready to make the best gluten-free granola ever? Don’t start stirring just yet! I’ve got some tips for perfect results that will take your granola from good to fantastic in no time.

First and foremost, it’s important to evenly spread out your granola on the baking sheet. If it’s too crowded, it won’t crisp up properly and will end up clumpy instead of crunchy. Trust me on this one, I’ve made this mistake before!

Another tip is to let your granola cool completely before breaking it into smaller pieces. This will give it a chance to crisp up even more and prevents it from breaking into too-small chunks.

To add extra crunch, try mixing in some additional nuts or seeds towards the end of the baking process. They’ll toast up nicely and provide an extra pop of texture.

When storing your granola, make sure to keep it in an airtight container to maintain its freshness for as long as possible. It’s also important to store it at room temperature, away from heat or moisture that can cause it to lose its texture.

Finally, feel free to get creative with your add-ins! Granola is a versatile recipe that can incorporate all sorts of flavors and textures. Try adding dried fruit, chocolate chips, or even a little bit of espresso powder for an extra kick.

I hope these tips help you create the perfect batch of gluten-free granola that you’ll enjoy for days on end!


As a nutritionist cum food blogger, I understand that cooking healthy organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free recipes can raise some questions in the minds of our readers. Therefore, I have included this section to address some of the most frequently asked questions about this gluten-free granola recipe. Here are the answers to some of these FAQs which might be helpful for you.

How can granola be gluten-free?

When it comes to granola, it’s important to be aware of potential gluten contamination. Although oats themselves are gluten-free, some manufacturers might use the same machines to process wheat and barley, which could result in cross-contamination. Therefore, it’s best to check the production process and ingredients list before consuming any granola.

What is gluten free granola made of?

When it comes to whipping up some gluten-free granola, one must go for the tried-and-true method of utilizing old-fashioned rolled oats, but with a gluten-free twist. It is essential to opt for certified gluten-free oats and, preferably, ones made through the Purity Protocol by Bob’s Red Mill. Always double-check that it is labeled gluten-free to be on the safe side. Don’t forget the power of the littlest ingredients such as salt to help elevate and bring out flavors in the granola.

What can you use to bind granola?

When creating homemade granola bars, there are various options for sticky ingredients, but our top choice for a binding agent is honey. It effectively holds all the granola bar components together, creating a cohesive final product.

Can people with celiac disease eat granola?

For individuals with celiac disease, consuming oats can lead to an immune response due to the presence of a protein called avenin. This protein is closely related to gluten, and as a result, it is important to avoid all types of oats, including those that are labeled gluten-free. However, if you can consume oats without any issues, it is recommended to choose only those that are specifically labeled gluten-free, even when it comes to granola and granola bars.

Bottom Line


I hope this gluten-free granola recipe leaves you feeling satiated, energized, and happy. Not only is it made from healthy ingredients, but it’s easy to make and customizable to your preferences.

If you’re someone with celiac disease or a sensitivity to gluten, this recipe is perfect for you. It’s made with certified gluten-free oats and naturally gluten-free ingredients that won’t harm your gut.

And for those who are looking for a dairy-free and vegan option, this granola is perfect. It’s made with coconut oil instead of traditional canola oil and no dairy products whatsoever.

So why not give this recipe a try? With simple instructions and healthy ingredients, this granola will not only satisfy your hunger but also give you the nutrients you need to fuel your day. Make it ahead of time and enjoy it throughout the week, pair it with your favorite milk or yogurt, or take it on-the-go as a snack.

Remember, eating healthy doesn’t mean sacrificing taste or convenience. With this gluten-free granola recipe, you can have both!

Gluten Free Granola

Gluten Free Granola Recipe

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 6 cups
Calories 506.7 kcal


  • 4 cups oats (gluten free)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted refined) or 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the oats, salt, cinnamon, ginger, coconut, pecans, and berries. Mix together.
  • Add the coconut oil and agave nectar and toss until the oats are covered.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, stir, and continue baking for another 10-15 minutes, or until the granola is golden brown.
  • Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool before serving.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 96gCalories: 506.7kcalCarbohydrates: 43.1gProtein: 11.6gFat: 34.5gSaturated Fat: 22.7gSodium: 205.4mgFiber: 11.4gSugar: 2.5g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breakfast, Egg-free, Free Of..., Lactose-free
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