Quick and Easy Gluten Free Granola Recipe

Quick and Easy Gluten Free Granola Recipe

Here’s a quick and easy gluten free granola recipe. Just add the milk of your choice for a hearty breakfast.

Reader Vik C. writes:
Granola is really expensive to buy, and it’s usually too sweet, too. Any groovy ideas for that?

I have a confession to make, Vik. I used to hate granola. Really hate it. My roommate Natalie used to make her own and I didn’t even like it then.

But I’ve come around. Maybe it’s because there aren’t a lot of gluten free cold cereals available without sugar. Or maybe I’ve just evolved into a granola person. So now I’m sharing this wonderful recipe, which was adapted from Real Simple magazine.

The renovation: I had to get gluten-free rolled oats. Bob’s Red Mill now sells them and they don’t cost a fortune. I added 1 C. of toasted hazelnuts in the version pictured. I am using local, lovely olive oil from the Temecula Olive Oil Company instead of canola oil, and I shifted the ratio overall, so that this is less grainy and more nutty and fruity. Enjoy!

Suitable for:

vegan, gluten-free, reduced-sugar, migraine, and low-sodium diets

Gluten Free Granola


  • 2 cups rolled oats gluten-free (200 g)
  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut (50 g)
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds or pepitas (120 g)
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds raw (130 g)
  • 1 cup raisins (160 g) (omit for migraine diet)
  • 1 cup walnuts hazelnuts, pecans, raw (115 g) (omit for migraine diet)
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (omit for migraine diet)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (omit for very low-sodium diets)


  1. Preheat oven to 300F/150C/gas mark 2. Spray a rimmed baking sheet that's lined with parchment paper with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil, cinnamon, maple syrup, and salt.
  3. Add all the other ingredients except the raisins or dried fruit and toss well to coat.
  4. Pour out onto the baking sheet and put in the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Stir, then set the time for another 10 minutes and check it.
  6. Bake for up to 30 minutes total. You want it to be golden brown but not too crispy.
  7. Add the raisins or dried fruit and mix well.
  8. Once it’s completely cool, store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

2017-06-21T12:03:33+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Recipes|

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