This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.
This easy gluten free granola recipe is the perfect morning or mid-day treat loaded with fiber, antioxidants, and protein! It is a great refined sugar-free granola recipe that is a staple in our kitchen.
You won’t spend money on store-bought granola again! Plus, you’ll get my secret for crunchy granola clusters!
Sick of store bought granola? I was definitely sick of reading labels and seeing so many forms of sugar and additives. I now have tons of granola recipes on the website like my Birthday Cake Granola, PB + J Granola, Cherry, and Coconut and Chocolate Granola.
Everybody simply loves this gluten free granola recipe with honey recipe. It’s a family favorite, and great to gift, too!
Crunchy and delicious; perfect on top of a smoothie bowl, a yogurt fruit bowl, or just as a snack! Plus it makes your kitchen smell AMAZING!
Scroll down for the full recipe in the recipe card!
- Rolled Oats (see note below on what oats I buy)
- Mix of Nuts
- Ground Flaxseed Meal
- Coconut Sugar
- Coconut Oil
- Maple Syrup
- Vanilla Extract
- Egg White, whisked well until frothy
Are Oats Gluten-Free?
Oats are naturally gluten-free, but stray wheat, rye, or barley can be introduced during the harvesting and transportation. Therefore I always buy gluten-free rolled oats.
I use organic, glyphosate-free, gluten-free rolled oats (see below as to why) but feel free to grab whatever rolled oats you want.
What Oats Do You Buy?
- Certified gluten-free (if needed)
- Glyphosate-free (probably the most important label to me as oats are a heavily sprayed crop here in the US)
My favorite brand is One Degree Organic Foods!
At the very least, I recommend looking for oats that are glyphosate free. Glyphosate is a toxic pesticide that can be harmful when ingested. Whether your oats are gluten-free or not is totally up to you.
Whisked Egg White… Yep!
Adding whisked egg whites to the granola helps create clusters and make it extra crunchy! Trust me!
Dried Fruit Tip
I generally add the dried fruit as I eat. When mixed in during baking, and then stored I have found that the dried fruit gets hard after about a week. If you are serving the granola right away, feel free to mix them in.
Eat Homemade Granola With:
- Nut milk and berries
- Smoothie bowls
- As a snack
- On top of ice cream
- With banana or an apple and nut butter
Other Breakfast Ideas:
- Fluffy Pancakes
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Diner-Style Gluten Free French Toast
- BLT Sweet Potato Frittata
- Huevos Rancheros
Watch the Video:
The BEST Gluten-Free Granola (Video)
- 4 cups organic gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 cup nuts/seeds I use slivered raw almonds, chopped walnuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and whole raw almonds
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- Optional: 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Dash of salt
- Optional: 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup raw organic honey
- 3 tablespoons organic pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons organic molasses
- 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
- Optional: 1/2 cup dried fruit
- 1 large egg white whisked well until frothy
- Preheat oven to 350 °F.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper or baking sheet liner and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine organic oats, nuts/seeds, and flaxseed meal, with cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice (if using), a dash of salt, and optional coconut sugar if adding.
- In a small saucepan heat the oil, honey, vanilla extract, and pure maple syrup, and molasses. Once the mixture starts to boil, take off heat and pour over nut mixture. Mix well.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the egg white until frothy. Add to the granola mixture and mix well.
- Pour onto baking sheet and bake, until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Watch carefully to avoid burning. Add the dried fruit of choice and stir well.
- Let cool, without mixing, and once cool break into clusters and store in an air-tight container for 2-4 weeks.
I make this granola regularly. It is so good! Love how clean it is and being in control of what goes into it. Fun and easy to mix up the flavor with different nut/seed combinations.
I made this granola with my 6 year old son and he absolutely loved. He normally won’t eat oatmeal so I’m happy he will eat this granola for a healthy filling snack!
So easy to make and delicious! I’ve found that my kids didn’t like it with the molasses, so I leave that out and decreased the cinnamon a bit.
Delicious and easy! I made the recipe as is, and it was delicious. The second time, I did 3 cups of oats and 2 cups of nuts, which my family liked even more. The taste reminds me of those cinnamon roasted almonds you get at fairs. Yum!
This is SO freaking good! I just made a batch for my smoothie bowls this week. Thanks, Lexi!!
So delicious. Crunchy and makes a ton! Great to have on hand.
Hi Lexi , on the nuts & seeds is that 1 cup for all the nuts & seeds that you want to add or 1cup each . Thank you
Looks amazing! Can’t wait to make it. I love all your recipes. What brand of GF oats and molasses do you buy?
This granola tastes amazing! Do you need to refrigerate it or just leave in the counter? Thanks!
It is ok to leave it on the counter, but if you store it in the refrigerator it will last longer!