Homemade Gluten-Free Granola

September 27, 2013
Categories: Recipes

A bag of gluten-free granola can easily run you about 6 bucks nowadays.  But you can make it at home for much less. When you make it yourself, you can also control what you put into it, and how sweet you want it.  Plus, this is a fun one to get the kids involved in.  Here is a yummy recipe for gluten free granola!

Granola recipe:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.


  • 1 and 1/2 cup gluten free oats (Trader Joes carries these, or Bobs Red Mill)
  • 1 cup chopped raw unsalted nuts (I used raw cashews and almonds)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted) – I think I used a little less than 1/3 cup
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • Cinnamon – I just sprinkled it on liberally, about 1/4 – 1/2 tsp.
  • 1/2 tsp Real Salt (or Himalayan)
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds (you could use regular, ground, or white chia)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons raw agave (or honey or maple syrup) – I used about 1 &1/2 Tablespoons
  • 2-3 Tablespoons palm sugar, or coconut sugar – I used 2 Tablespoons
  • Optional additions – pumpkin seeds (shells removed), finely diced apples, raisins*, dark chocolate chips*, cacao powder, raw cacao nibs, goji berries*.

*Add these items after baking.


  1. Put all of the ingredients (except any additions that need to be added after) into a bowl, stir to combine well.
  2. Spread out evenly onto a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake at 325 degrees for about 15 mins.
  3. Stir.
  4. Bake another 10-15 mins or until light golden brown.
  5. Store any leftovers in airtight glass jar (if there is any to store).

Sara Vance Article written by Nutritionist Sara Vance, author of the book
The Perfect Metabolism Plan A regular guest on Fox 5 San Diego, you can see many of Sara’s segments on her media page. She also offers corporate nutrition, school programs, consultations, and affordable online eCourses. Download her free 40+ page Metabolism Jumpstart eBook here.

*This article is for educational purposes only. The content contained in this article is not to be construed as providing medical advice. All information provided is general and not specific to individuals. Persons with questions about the above content as how it relates to them, should contact their medical professional. Persons already taking prescription medications should consult a doctor before making any changes to their supplements or medications.

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