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Making homemade Gluten Free Granola is SO easy and a super tasty breakfast treat. You only need 6 ingredients for this easy gluten free granola, packed with peanut butter, maple syrup, gluten free oats and dried fruit. Great for batch cooking and meal prepping!

A tray of gluten free granola.
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I absolutely love making my own gluten free granola and with just 6 ingredients this easy peanut butter granola can be thrown together in a few minutes.

It’s also dairy free – so you can make a simple gluten free and vegan recipe in minutes.

This is such a simple recipe to make in bulk and if you’re trying to be gluten free on a budget, it’ll save some pennies too. Store bought granola is expensive!

I love serving mine up with fruit and natural yoghurt, mixing it into a gluten free crumble topping for dessert or just having a big ol’ bowl of granola and milk.

However you eat yours, making homemade gluten free granola is a great way to ensure you always have the best gluten free breakfast!

This recipe is super flexible too – I’ve got lots of variation ideas below including some nut free granola and oat free granola ideas too.

And if you like this recipe, why not try some of my other gluten free breakfast favourites like my Coconut and Chocolate Granola, gluten free French Toast or even homemade croissant!

Ingredients

If you want to make this gluten free granola recipe, then you’ll just need a few basic ingredients from your cupboards:

  • Gluten Free Oats: These form the base of the granola – if you are have coeliac disease you must ensure you use certified gluten free oats. If you cannot tolerate oats, see the ‘variations’ section below for some alternatives.
  • Peanut Butter: I always prefer a crunchy peanut butter but smooth works too.
  • Maple Syrup: You can use honey if you prefer. This adds a subtle sweetness and helps the granola stick together.
  • Coconut Oil: This adds a very subtle coconut flavour and helps with the texture of the granola as it solidifies at room temperature, unlike other oils.
  • Dried Fruit: You can use any dried fruit – I tend to use a combination or raisins, currants and cranberries. But use whatever you like!
  • Pecans: Chopped pecans add a lovely crunch and their flavour works really well with the maple syrup.
A jar of gluten free granola.

How to make gluten free granola

There’s a printable recipe card below with the method, but here are some step-by-step photos to show you how easy this gluten free granola recipe is to make.

To make this easy gluten free granola:

Mixing the ingredients for gluten free granola in a large bowl.

Preheat the oven to 160’C / Fan 140’C / Gas Mark 3. Line two baking trays with baking paper and set aside.

Add the oats, peanut butter, maple syrup and raisins to a large mixing bowl. Roughly chop the pecans (or bash them in a pestle and mortar) and then add to the bowl.

Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan on a low heat and then pour over the mixture in the bowl.

The gluten free granola before and after baking.

Use a spatula to stir the mixture well until everything is fully combined. A few clumps is a good thing if you like chunky granola.

Pour the mixture between the two baking sheets lined with parchment paper and spread it out in an even layer.

Bake the granola for 20-25 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Recipe Tip

Always make sure you let the granola cool before moving it to a jar or tub – otherwise you’ll break up any nice clumps before they have set! And everyone knows big clumps of granola are just the BEST, right!?

Overhead shot of a jar of gluten free granola.

Variations

The beauty of this gluten free granola recipe is that so many of these ingredients can be switched up so you can have a different recipe each time!

  • Oat Free: If you cannot tolerate gluten free oats you could use rice flakes or quinoa flakes instead. Both make for a lovely gluten free granola texture still.
  • Nut Free: For a nut-free granola, switch the peanut butter for something like sunflower seed butter or pumpkin seed butter instead. Replace the pecan nuts with pumpkin seeds or other mixed seeds.
  • Autumn Granola: Changing the fruit in this granola can really switch up the recipe. Dried apple and a pinch of cinnamon adds a lovely autumnal flavour.
  • Tropical Granola: Dried mango and pineapple with some coconut flakes make for a totally tropical vibe.
  • Peanut Free: Switch the peanut butter for almond butter or cashew butter for a peanut free recipe. You can also swap the pecans for any kind of chopped nut.

You really can use this recipe for a base for any kind of gluten free granola variation. If you find a combination you love, please share it in the comments!

A tray of gluten free granola with a spoon laying on top.

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A tray of gluten free granola.
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Gluten Free Granola

This easy gluten free granola recipe uses storecupboard basics to create a fun and tasty gluten free breakfast. Delicious gluten free granola in just half an hour with minimal effort.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 20 servings (approx)

Ingredients 

  • 300 g gluten free oats
  • 100 g crunchy peanut butter
  • 85 ml maple syrup
  • 60 g coconut oil
  • 100 g raisins
  • 50 g pecan nuts

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 160’C / Fan 140’C / Gas Mark 3. Line two baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
  • Add the oats, peanut butter, maple syrup and raisins to a large mixing bowl. Roughly chop the pecans (or bash them in a pestle and mortar) and then add to the bowl.
  • Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan on a low heat and then pour over the mixture in the bowl.
  • Use a spatula to stir the mixture well until everything is fully combined. A few clumps is a good thing! Pour the mixture between the two baking sheets and spread it out in an even layer.
  • Bake the granola for 20-25 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Video

Notes

  • Variations: Scroll up to the blog post above for lots of ideas for variations using this gluten free granola recipe as a base.
  • Storing: Check out the Frequently Asked Questions below this recipe card for storage instructions.
  • Step-by-Step Photos: Scroll up for some handy photos showing you exactly how to make this gluten free granola recipe, as well as handy recipe tips.
  • Like this Recipe? It would mean SO much to me if you could leave a 5* rating and tell all your gluten free friends about this Gluten Free Granola!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 26mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some FAQs about this easy gluten free granola recipe – if you can’t find the answer to your question here or in the post above, please comment and I’ll try answer!

How to store homemade gluten free granola

This gluten free granola can easily be made in advance and batched up. Simply let it cool to room temperature before decanting into an airtight tub. It should keep for several weeks and stay nice and crunchy.

Is this gluten free granola vegan?

Yes, this gluten free dairy free granola is a completely vegan recipe. It doesn’t contain any eggs or dairy at all.

Is granola gluten free?

A lot of store bought granola is not gluten free, unless it’s found in the free from aisle and labelled as gluten free. This is because a lot of granola is made with oats – but they are not certified gluten free oats. People on a gluten free diet can only eat gluten free oats due to the risk of cross contamination. Many granolas also contain other grains which are not gluten free. But this recipe is 100% safe!

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Hi, I'm Sarah! Diagnosed with coeliac disease 20 years ago, I'm on a mission to create the best gluten free recipes since sliced bread. No fruit salads or dry brownies here.

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