Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola | The Gluten Free Vegan

What does breakfast look like for you? So rare is a moment that we enjoy a sit-down breakfast in our pyjamas. So rare. Our busy weekday mornings generally consist of a quick hash out of what’s on the day’s agenda for our business with a smoothie in one hand, a coffee to-go in the other, ending with a quick kiss and me calling after Levi to drive safely. But the weekend is a different story. We can ease into the day a couple hours later than usual. Though I generally still enjoy my vegan Shakeology on the weekends too, I also like to add something just a little bit more.

Enter: granola.

It’s hearty. It’s filling. It’s energizing. It’s great all-weather food too.

The great thing about this recipe is you literally can add in whatever you like. Swap out nuts, dried fruits, seeds. The combinations are endless. I’ve included a lovely little chart of possible add-ins and you’re all set.

Homemade Granola Add-Ins | The Gluten Free Vegan

Homemade Granola | The Gluten Free Vegan

In this batch of granola I used dried cherries, pecans, chia seeds and hemp seeds. I should have added hemp seeds and buckwheat to the chart above. Whoops.

Make sure you’re using certified gluten-free oats if you’re Celiac or have a serious gluten intolerance. We love Only Oats brand and Bob’s Red Mill too.

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The possibilities are endless! Mix up your own batch of granola and experiment with your favorite flavor combination.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6 cups
  • 3½ cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup nuts of choice
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup dried fruit of choice
  • 3 tablespoons seeds of choice
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon good quality vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup grape seed oil (or other light flavored oil)
  • ¼ cup agave nectar (or maple syrup)
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir well to combine. Spread on parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Stir. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes, watching closely so it doesn't burn.
  4. Let cool, then store in an airtight container.


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    • says

      Not a silly question at all Shelley. I would consider grapeseed oil, light olive oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, blended vegetable oil, canola oil all to be light flavored oils. I’m probably missing some. Basically I would think of any oil that wouldn’t be super strong flavored would work just fine.

  1. Juanita says

    I made this for my granddaughter who is fighting cancer and is following a gluten free/vegan/organic diet. I sent her the full batch via her aunt last week and received a request for another batch today! She (and her family) love it.

    Also wanted to say thanks for this web site – I don’t normally cook this way and this the 3rd thing I have made from your site that she has loved. Thanks!

  2. Vikki says

    Hi new to this guten free foods I’m vegan so looking to cut costs and make my own, how can I work out how many kcal are in each portion?

  3. Erika says

    Maybe a silly question but I see the recipe yields 6 cups. What serving size do you recommend? I’m always hesitant with granola because I know the recommended serving is usually smaller than regular cereals and oatmeal.

    Recipe sounds delicious by the way!

  4. KAte says

    O my this recipe is unbelievable! The first time I tasted it I said, “yes sir, this is the one for me!” I’m never going back to that store bought stuff. Degiorno just won’t cut it!

  5. Guylaine says

    Looked and looked for gluten free rolled oats…Bob’s mill has wheat free rolled oats which is not neccesarily gluten free but just couldn’t find it anywhere I even asked the staff at my local health food store, any suggestions?

    • says

      Bob’s Red Mill – the wheat free oats – will be gluten free. I have visited their factory just outside of Portland, OR and they are very conscientious about cross-contamination there. You should be safe with their rolled oats as long as they’re labelled as wheat free.

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