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Gluten Free Granola Recipe

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I have to admit that I love store bought granola. What I don’t love is the long list of ingredients, which usually includes things I’ve never heard of and can’t even pronounce. That’s where homemade granola comes into play.

Granola is one of those breakfast items that’s incredibly quick and easy to make and it’s so much cheaper and delicious than store bought! With cooler temperatures and the start of apple season, I basically go on a cinnamon apple rampage during September and so it was just natural that I go with cinnamon apple granola. If granola isn’t your speed, check out this 100% whole grain apple bundt cake.

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And if today’s version of granola doesn’t appeal to you, leave out the cinnamon and dried apples and add any spices or nuts that you like. Or try this gluten-free quinoa granola recipe!

This homemade granola is less sweet than the store bought kind, but it still has a little sweetness to it, meaning it’s not exactly dessert but halfway there. I like to use as much natural sweetener as possible, like honey or maple syrup, but I haven’t been impressed with maple syrup in granola. I find that you can’t even taste it making it a costly addition. I used unrefined sugar here but you can also use regular granulated or brown sugar.

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I’m not much of a nut fan but adding pecans, walnuts or almonds would work wonderfully here! Add them in along with the dried apples for the last 10-15 minutes of baking.

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Gluten Free Granola Recipe

Erin D.
This Gluten Free Granola is dairy free and vegan too. It’s also incredibly good!
3.43 from 30 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Gluten Free
Servings 16 1/4 cup
Calories 75 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Canola Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Agave Syrup or honey
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 5 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 1/4 cups Rolled Oats certified gluten free
  • 1 1/2 cups Dried Apples chopped into 1/2″ chunks

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 300°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, stir everything together except for the oats and dried apples until well combined.
  • Stir in the oats, making sure to coat them well with the wet mixture.
  • Spread the oats onto the cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, stir in the chopped dried apples, and bake for another 10 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let the granola cool completely (it will harden as it cools).
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks or in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

Notes

  • You can make this granola with honey, but it will no longer be vegan.
  • You can make this granola with regular rolled oats, but it will no longer necessarily be gluten free, as most commercial oats are processed with wheat ingredients nearby. You must use oats that are certified gluten free to guarantee the gluten free integrity.

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 10gFat: 4gSodium: 45mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7g
Keyword Apples, Baked, Breakfasts, Easy, Family Meals and Snacks, Gluten Free, Gluten Free Baking, Granola, Quick, Snacks
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Gluten Free Granola Photo

Gluten Free Granola Recipe

Erin D.
This Gluten Free Granola is dairy free and vegan too. It’s also incredibly good!
3.43 from 30 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Gluten Free
Servings 16 1/4 cup
Calories 75 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Canola Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Agave Syrup or honey
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 5 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 1/4 cups Rolled Oats certified gluten free
  • 1 1/2 cups Dried Apples chopped into 1/2″ chunks

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 300°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, stir everything together except for the oats and dried apples until well combined.
  • Stir in the oats, making sure to coat them well with the wet mixture.
  • Spread the oats onto the cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, stir in the chopped dried apples, and bake for another 10 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let the granola cool completely (it will harden as it cools).
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks or in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

Notes

  • You can make this granola with honey, but it will no longer be vegan.
  • You can make this granola with regular rolled oats, but it will no longer necessarily be gluten free, as most commercial oats are processed with wheat ingredients nearby. You must use oats that are certified gluten free to guarantee the gluten free integrity.

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 10gFat: 4gSodium: 45mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7g
Keyword Apples, Baked, Breakfasts, Easy, Family Meals and Snacks, Gluten Free, Gluten Free Baking, Granola, Quick, Snacks
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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