Simple Gluten-Free Granola Recipe

This Simple Gluten-free Granola Recipe has been in rotation since the early days of my celiac diagnosis.

Back when I was diagnosed gluten-free options weren’t readily available and I ended up making a lot of things from scratch; things like granola.

What is Granola

Granola, not to be confused with muesli, is typically sweetened oats baked until crispy. The baked crispiness of granola is what separates it from it’s distinct and raw friend, muesli.

The key risky thing about granola and muesli are that they aren’t always gluten-free.

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Granola is Only Gluten-Free Sometimes

Granola and muesli are only celiac-safe sometimes.Β  While oats are considered a gluten-free grain they are at very high risk for cross-contact with gluten during growing, harvesting, and processing.

Thus, in order for granola or muesli to be considered truly gluten-free, you have to use the right kind of oats. And in some countries, you’d have to swap oats out for another grain entirely.

Learn more about the celiac-safety of oats here.

How to Enjoy This Simple Granola

Enjoy this Simple Gluten-Free Granola recipe in a variety of ways.

  • Use it as a way to add gluten-free whole-grains into your diet.
  • Add the granola on top of your smoothie bowls and parfaits for a delicious crunch-factor.
  • Pour up a bowl of this granola and add in some milk for a filling breakfast cereal.
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5 from 1 vote

Simple Gluten Free Granola

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Dish, Snacks
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan / Plantbased
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats (gluten free)
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
  • Combine together all of the dry ingredients into 1 large mixing bowl and mix well
  • Add in the melted coconut oil and honey to the bowl and mix well. (Give yourself permission to use your hands as it will help things go way faster!)
  • Spread the well-mixed mixture evenly accross a parchment paper lined baking tray
  • Baked the mixture at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 18-20 minutes (making sure to stir it half-way through)
  • When edges are golden brown, remove from oven and allow to cool completely (this will allow granola chunks to form)
  • After the granola has cooled completely, transfer it to an air-tight container and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Warning: this Simple Gluten-Free Granola recipe is so delicious that portioning it out is recommended (seriously, this stuff didn't last more than 3 days the first time I made it). Granola is some nutrient and calorie dense stuff, so make sure you're not having more than a serving!
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Make This Recipe an Oat-Free Granola

Make this an oat-free granola for substituting the oats for a mix of your preferred nuts and seeds. Yes, it’s really that simple!