Homemade gluten-free granola

There is nothing like a tasty granola or muesli to sprinkle over yogurt or mix with your favorite fruit. I’ve been buying store bought gluten-free granola for years now, and finally decided to make my own. I recently discovered a recipe while watching the TV program “The Chew”, and modified it to make it even tastier (in my opinion), healthier and of course gluten-free! Be sure to purchase certified gluten-free oats to use in this recipe. It is important to use the rolled oats, and not the smaller fast cooking ones.  I use Bob’s Red Mill “Gluten-Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats”, and they toast perfectly. I store the granola in a BPH-free plastic container and it stays fresh in the refrigerator for quite a while. I hope this recipe will inspire you to make your own granola! You’ll also save money, as you will have more than ½ of the 32 oz. bag of oats leftover to make another batch. Compare this to the price of store bought granola. Enjoy!



3 cups Bob’s Red Mill GF Old Fashioned Rolled Oats – 32 oz. size (or Gfree oats of your choice)

½ cup walnut oil (you can use peanut oil or nut oil of your choice)

½ cup of a mix of agave syrup (careful, some people have issues with Agave) and honey (you can also use just one of these)

½ cup raisins (regular or golden)

½ cup cranberries

½ cup slivered almonds

½ cup dried organic coconut flakes

¼  cup of walnuts

¼ cup of milled flax seeds (I use Carrington Farms, Gfree & organic)

1 tbsp. GF vanilla flavoring


Variation: you can add in any type of unsweetened dried fruits: apricots, mangos, pineapple, etc., and seeds of your choice (sesame, sunflower)


Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a bowl, mix (uncooked) oats, nuts, coconut, flax seeds, raisins, cranberries.  In a separate bowl stir together the walnut oil, agave & honey mix, vanilla flavoring, and pour over oats and other ingredients and mix well.

Spray baking sheet with non-stick (GF) cooking spray and spread out a thin layer of oat mixture (you may need two cooking sheets), and bake for approximately one hour, turning over a few times. The granola should be a nice light to medium brown – avoid overcooking.

Serve over yogurt or add your favorite fresh fruit.  I enjoyed it warm, straight out of the oven, over yogurt – absolute yumness! I’m so excited to share this easy recipe with you! I hope you love it as much as I do!

Serves: 3 cups of oats, etc. will serve 3-5 people at one time. If serving one person, it can last a week, depending on portion size used. If you want less granola, use less ingredients.

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On January 12th, 2012, posted in: CeliacCorner Blogs by
3 Responses to Homemade gluten-free granola
  1. I made this last night, added pecans, dried cherries, dried blueberries, sesame seeds, pepitas, almond meal, oat bran and quick oats and it turned out beautifully. Best of all, it was delicious. I had coconut oil on hand so that is what I used and it was perfect. Thanks so much for posting the recipe. Better than any of the others I found online!

  2. Lovely just what I was looking for.

  3. I love making granola. I never thought to add flax seeds so I will do this next time to get in more omega 3s! Thanks!!!

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