Delicious and Nutritious Gluten-Free Granola Recipe

Sisters and brothers, I am thrilled to bring you my latest recipe creation – Gluten-Free Honey Granola. As a food blogger and nutritionist, I have been focusing on finding recipes that suit different dietary requirements without sacrificing flavor or quality. In today’s world, it is essential to ensure that the food we consume is both fulfilling and nourishing.

This granola recipe is easy to make and uses simple yet healthy gluten-free ingredients. It’s perfect for people who have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, as well as for those who want to try new recipes that are free of allergens like dairy.

Making this granola requires no more than 30 minutes of your time, and you will be left with a crunchy and satisfying treat. The combination of honey and almond flavors add a perfect sweetness that satisfies your taste buds while the oats, nuts, seeds, and coconut flakes give it a desirable crunch.

The best thing about this Gluten-Free Honey Granola recipe is its versatility. You can eat it as a cereal with milk or yogurt, use it as a topping for oatmeal or smoothie bowls, or even take it with you on-the-go as a quick snack. Trust me; once you taste the goodness of this recipe, you’ll never look back.

Let’s get started on creating this delicious snack that everyone will love!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Honey Granola
Gluten Free Honey Granola

My dear reader, let me tell you why you’ll love this Gluten-Free Honey Granola recipe.

First and foremost, it is gluten-free. For people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, finding a wholesome and delicious granola can be quite a challenge. But fear not, this recipe is the solution to all your granola woes. It is made with certified gluten-free ingredients that meet your dietary restrictions while fulfilling your cravings for a crunchy snack.

Secondly, it is made with honey that imparts a natural sweetness to each bite. Unlike refined sugar, honey does not cause a sharp spike in blood sugar levels, making it a healthier alternative. It is also coupled with maple syrup and brown sugar to create a perfectly balanced taste that satisfies your sweet tooth without compromising your health.

Lastly, it’s easy to make and customizable. You can substitute or add any ingredient to cater to your preferences or what’s in your pantry. It’s incredibly versatile – you can snack on it, sprinkle it on top of smoothie bowls, or even make granola bars out of it. The choices are endless!

In conclusion, this Gluten-Free Honey Granola Recipe is perfect for anyone looking for a healthy and delicious snack that meets their dietary restrictions. Try it out, and I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do!

Ingredient List

 Dig into this scrumptious Gluten-Free Honey Granola!
Dig into this scrumptious Gluten-Free Honey Granola!

Here are the gluten-free ingredients you’ll need for this easy and healthy honey granola recipe:

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats: Be sure to buy labeled gluten-free.
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened dried shredded coconut: Adds a flavorful crunch to the mix.
  • ½ tsp cinnamon: To give this granola recipe an extra touch of warmth and coziness.
  • ¼ tsp salt: Just a sprinkle is all you need to bring out all the flavors in this recipe.
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted: Can be replaced with olive oil or canola oil.
  • ⅓ cup honey: The star ingredient that gives natural sweetness to your granola. Raw honey is recommended for the best flavor and nutrition.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract: Use pure vanilla extract for the most natural and rich flavor.
  • 1 cup sliced almonds – you can also use chopped almonds or other nuts of your choice
  • 2 tbsp canola oil – alternative to coconut oil
  • Other optional add-ins:
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Flaxseed
  • Dried cranberries/raisins/chopped dates/other dried fruit.

This simple list of only 9 ingredients makes for a delicious and healthy homemade granola mix that anyone can recreate at home.

The Recipe How-To

 Wake up to a bowl of perfection with this deliciously crunchy granola.
Wake up to a bowl of perfection with this deliciously crunchy granola.

Now, let’s move on to the most exciting part – making our gluten-free honey granola! Follow my step-by-step instructions below and enjoy a crunchy and healthy breakfast cereal!

Preheat Your Oven

Before starting any recipe, it is essential to prepare the necessary equipment. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165 degrees C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix Dry Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats, 1 cup of unsweetened dried shredded coconut, and ⅓ cup raw pumpkin seeds. Mix them well with a spoon.

Stir in Wet Ingredients

Then, in a separate bowl or measuring cup, add ½ tsp sea salt, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1/3 cup honey, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Stir the wet mixture until everything is well combined.

Pour honey mixture over dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. Stir together until evenly coated

Spread the Mixture and Add Some Almonds

Pour the mixture on the prepared baking sheet and spread evenly. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once after 10 minutes.

When you remove the granola from the oven, add sliced almonds on top of it while it’s still hot. This way, you’ll get ultra-crunchy almonds that will blend perfectly with your granola.

Cool Down and Store

After adding almonds to your baked granola mix, allow it to cool completely. Once cool, transfer into an airtight container or mason jar for storage.

Your healthy granola is now ready for consumption! Serve with yogurt or plant-based milk and enjoy its sweet, nutty flavor every morning!

Substitutions and Variations

 Say goodbye to processed granola and try making your own!
Say goodbye to processed granola and try making your own!

Oh dear, are you worried about trying out this granola recipe because of an ingredient in the list? No need to fret as I’ve got you covered with some substitutions and variations to make this a personalized recipe that suits your liking.

Firstly, if you don’t like using honey as your sweetener, feel free to use maple syrup instead. This is also a great option for vegans who want to avoid honey altogether. For those watching their sugar intake, substituting with brown sugar or coconut sugar is also possible.

Are oats not your kind of oats? No problem at all. You can substitute gluten-free oats with quinoa flakes, rice flakes, or even puffed millet. Additionally, if you prefer a nuttier flavor, adding crushed almonds or walnuts into the mix would work wonders.

Coconut oil and canola oil can be interchanged; switch between the two depending on your preference. Olive oil is also a great alternative if you’re looking towards a healthier option.

Looking to add some extra crunch? Well then, sprinkle some pumpkin seeds or flax seeds before baking to add an extra stiff texture.

If you want to take this granola up a notch and create bars instead, simply mud in a little nut butter before baking and once cooled cut them into bite-sized bars for an on-the-go breakfast snack.

Don’t let an ingredient hinder your creativity! Experiment with the above substitutions and variations and tailor-make this gluten-free honey granola recipe your way.

Serving and Pairing

 Sweeten up your mornings with this honey-kissed granola.
Sweeten up your mornings with this honey-kissed granola.

One of the best things about this Gluten Free Honey Granola recipe is just how versatile it is. Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast, a snack to keep you going throughout the day, or a topping for your favorite dairy-free yogurt, this granola has you covered.

Serving Suggestions:

For a quick and easy breakfast, enjoy a bowl of this honey granola with your favorite dairy-free milk. The flavors of the oats, honey, and coconut will help energize your morning.

Looking for an on-the-go snack? Try packing some of our honey almond granola bars in your bag. These vegan granola bars are robust with homemade goodness that is perfect when you need something healthy to munch on.

Pairing Suggestions:

If you’re looking to mix things up a bit, there are many ways to enjoy this honey granola. Mix it with fresh fruit, like banana slices or berries, and top it with non-dairy whipped cream for a fruity yet indulgent dessert.

You can also use this gluten-free granola as a crunchy topping on ice cream or vegan desserts. It gives them texture and flavor that makes everything taste even more delicious.


No matter how you choose to serve and pair this Gluten Free Honey Granola, it’s sure to be a hit among friends and family alike. Not only is it healthy and nutritious, but it’s also easy to make and customizable to your liking. So go ahead and get creative—your taste buds will thank you!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Searching for a gluten-free breakfast option that's packed with flavor? This honey granola is your answer!
Searching for a gluten-free breakfast option that’s packed with flavor? This honey granola is your answer!

As a busy nutritionist and food blogger, I understand that time is of the essence when it comes to preparing healthy meals. Luckily, this easy gluten-free honey granola recipe is perfect for those who like to meal prep or want to enjoy a delicious breakfast treat without too much fuss.


The great thing about this granola recipe is that you can make it ahead of time and store it in an airtight container for up to two weeks. So, if you are someone who likes to plan ahead, simply double or triple the batch and enjoy the goodness of this homemade granola throughout the week.


To keep your gluten-free honey granola fresh, be sure to store it in an airtight container or resealable bag in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This way, you’ll ensure maximum freshness and avoid any risk of spoilage.


If you prefer your granola served warm, simply pop it in the oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes or until it’s heated through. Alternatively, you can heat it up in the microwave on medium for 30 seconds to 1 minute increments until desired temperature is reached. However, be careful not to overheat your granola as this can cause it to become burnt and lose its delightful crunchy texture.

Overall, this gluten-free honey granola recipe is perfect for those on-the-go who want nutritious meals but don’t want to compromise on taste. With its easy make-ahead option and simple yet delicious ingredients, it’s no wonder why this healthy granola has become a fan favorite among people with celiac disease or those simply looking for fantastic gluten-free options.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Wholesome, gluten-free, and bursting with natural sweetness - this granola has it all!
Wholesome, gluten-free, and bursting with natural sweetness – this granola has it all!

Making granola may seem easy, but it can sometimes be a tricky process. Here are some tips and tricks that I have learned through my experience with making gluten-free honey granola that will help you achieve perfect results every time.

1. Use Gluten-Free Oats

Always use certified gluten-free oats to ensure your granola is truly gluten-free. Not all oats are labeled gluten-free, so make sure to check the packaging before purchasing. Bob’s Red Mill and Kind Oats are great options.

2. Don’t Overcrowd Your Pan

When baking the granola, spread it evenly on a large baking sheet with sides. Make sure not to overcrowd the pan as this can cause the granola to cook unevenly and may result in burned pieces.

3. Stir Frequently

Stirring your granola regularly while it bakes will ensure that it cooks evenly and will prevent burning. I like to check on mine every 10 minutes or so and give it a good stir.

4. Use Spot Checks

If you’re unsure if your granola is done, do a quick spot-check by taking a small portion at the edge of the baking sheet and letting it cool completely. If it’s crispy and golden brown, then it’s ready to come out of the oven.

5. Let Cool Completely Before Eating

Granola needs time to cool before it gets nice and crunchy. Let your gluten-free honey granola cool on the baking sheet for at least 20 minutes before transferring it to an airtight container for storage.

6. Customize Your Mix-Ins

Don’t be afraid to switch up your mix-ins! Try adding different nuts, seeds, or dried fruits based on your personal preferences.

By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to achieve perfectly crispy and delicious gluten-free honey granola every time.


As a nutritionist and food blogger, it is important for me to give you as much information as possible about the recipes I share. In this section, I will be answering some frequently asked questions that I have received regarding this gluten-free honey granola recipe. So, let’s dive right in!

Is oats and honey granola gluten-free?

The Granola of Oats & Honey from Great Value is safe for consumption by people who avoid gluten.

Can people with celiac disease eat granola?

For those with celiac disease, it’s important to be cautious when consuming oats as some may have an immune reaction to a protein called avenin that is similar to gluten. To minimize the risk, it’s best to avoid all oats unless they are specifically labeled as gluten-free. This includes granolas and granola bars that contain oats.

How can granola be gluten-free?

When it comes to granola, it’s important to be mindful of the production process. While oats themselves are gluten-free, some granola brands process their oats alongside wheat and barley, which could potentially cause cross-contamination.

What is gluten free granola made of?

When it comes to making gluten-free granola, using old-fashioned rolled oats is a must. I highly recommend opting for certified gluten-free oats, such as the Purity Protocol oats produced by Bob’s Red Mill. Just make sure you grab the package that is explicitly labeled as gluten-free. Additionally, don’t overlook the importance of salt! It can make a world of difference in enhancing the overall flavor of your granola.

Bottom Line

it may seem like a daunting task to cook healthy organic food; however, it doesn’t have to be that way. This gluten-free honey granola recipe has all the nutrients you need for a healthy and active lifestyle while having the added bonus of being easily prepared in your own kitchen. With simple and delicious ingredients such as oats, almonds, honey, and coconut oil, this recipe is perfect for those with celiac disease or anyone trying to maintain a gluten-free diet.

Additionally, by utilizing gluten-free ingredients in this recipe, we can make it accessible to people who have celiac disease. By making these small changes in our everyday cooking routine, we can make a significant impact on someone’s life. Furthermore, this recipe is flexible in terms of substitutions and variations that you can add accoring to personal preference.

Moreover, this granola can serve as a snack for people who are always on the go or looking for something quick and easy to munch on. Not only is it tasty when eaten alone but by pairing it with milk or yogurt, you can take your breakfast game up a notch.

In conclusion, this honey granola recipe represents a prime example of how we can still enjoy our favorite foods while staying true to our health needs. By focusing on healthier alternatives such as gluten-free ingredients, we can create meals packed with nutrients without compromising flavor. So be sure to try out this granola recipe today and enjoy its great taste knowing that you’re also taking good care of yourself!

Gluten Free Honey Granola

Gluten Free Honey Granola Recipe

A very simple healthy gluten free granola using gluten free oats. This is a great base granola that goes great on yogurt!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Course Breakfast or Snack
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 288.9 kcal


  • 4 cups gluten free old fashioned oats (Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 cup unsweetened dried shredded coconut (Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Prepare jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with sides) with spray oil or parchment.
  • Mix oats and coconut in medium mixing bowl.
  • In microwave safe bowl or measuring cup, heat oil, honey and butter in microwave until butter is melted.
  • Add oil, honey and butter mixture to oats and coconut and mix well.
  • Spread evenly on prepared jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with sides) and put in oven.
  • Bake for 11 minutes, stir, and bake for approximately 11 more minutes.
  • Granola will continue to brown after removing from oven, so take it out slightly before desired toastiness.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 64gCalories: 288.9kcalCarbohydrates: 37.9gProtein: 4.9gFat: 14.2gSaturated Fat: 6.4gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 15.9mgFiber: 4.7gSugar: 14.9g
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